River Front Streetcar


Its not a "Trolley" or a "Train". It's a STREETCAR, dammit!!

In the last month of the century, streetcar service returned to Canal Street, albeit for oniy a short stretch. The streetcar tracks on the city’s main street were torn up in 1964, considered a sign of progress as the old train cars were replaced by buses. With only the St. Charles Avenue line the vestige of what once was a web of streetcars woven across the city, rail transportation seemed to be on the way out. But the streetcars made a comeback, first with the short Riverfront line and with the planned rebirth of a line once again running the length of Canal Street.