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.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About 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.