Museums in Motion - The New Orleans Streetcar: Episode 32

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New Orleans is home to the second earliest streetcar system in the United States (second only to NYC), opening in 1835. It has a long history of steam, horse power, desegregation and resegregation, gadgetbahn electrification systems, labour disputes, consolidation, and more. One of the original lines, the St. Charles line, holds the title of oldest continuously operating streetcar line in the world. We talk about the city, its streetcars, where they are now, and what they could be in the future.


References & notes

  1. [1] Mass Transit: Service to MTA's Grand Central Madison to begin Jan. 25
  2. [2] Mass Transit: PA: Pittsburgh light-rail service temporarily shut down following fire beneath rail bridge
  3. [3] Experience New Orleans!: New Orleans Streetcars
  4. [4] Official New Orleans Tourism Website: Streetcars in New Orleans
  5. [5] New Orleans Local News and Events: Why The St. Charles Streetcar Isn't Just For Tourists
  6. [6] Free Tours by Foot: New Orleans Streetcars | How to Ride the Trolleys
  7. [7] Where Y'at New Orleans: History of New Orleans Streetcars
  8. [8] Wikipedia: St. Charles Streetcar Line
  9. [9] Wikipedia: Hurricane Katrina
  10. [10] Wikipedia: New Orleans § Public transportation
  11. [11] Wikipedia: Rampart–St. Claude Streetcar Line
  12. [12] Wikipedia: Canal Streetcar Line
  13. [13] Wikipedia: Riverfront Streetcar Line