After hearing the news of course I googled to find out a little more about the history of the streetcars here in New Orleans. I was shocked to see how many lines were in use in the early 1900's. A couple of major lines were operating from the mid 1800's up until the late 1920's - 30's - then came the car.
Esplanade Avenue streetcarFun Facts:
- The St. Charles street car line is the oldest continuously operating street railway system in the world
St. Charles Avenue Streetcar
- There once was a line that connected New Orleans to KENNER!!
Canal Street Streetcar
- Though short-lived, the first true streetcar line to begin operation in New Orleans was the Poydras-Magazine Street line, having opened the first week of January 1835
- The Desire Streetcar line ran through the French Quarter to it's namesake in the Bywater. It was immortalized in Tennessee Williams' play, A Streetcar Named Desire.