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The Streetcars of New Orleans: 1964-Present
     

The Streetcars of New Orleans: 1964-Present

by Earl Hampton Jr.
 

In 1964, New Orleans began removing its Canal Street streetcars to make way for the "more progressive" buses. In 1988, the Riverfront streetcars began rolling, and in 2004 streetcars made a triumphant return to Canal Street. This concise history, complete with numerous photographs, traces developments in New Orleans streetcar transportation since 1964 and includes

Overview

In 1964, New Orleans began removing its Canal Street streetcars to make way for the "more progressive" buses. In 1988, the Riverfront streetcars began rolling, and in 2004 streetcars made a triumphant return to Canal Street. This concise history, complete with numerous photographs, traces developments in New Orleans streetcar transportation since 1964 and includes chapters on collectibles and the damage from Hurricane Katrina.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589807310
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/09/2010
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Earl W. Hampton, Jr., a lifelong streetcar enthusiast, serves as a member of the New Orleans Street Railway Association and is a past editor of Open Track, a publication of the New Orleans Street Railway Museum. He wrote The Streetcars of New Orleans: 1964-Present, a pictorial history featuring the author's photographs, available from Pelican. Hampton lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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