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St. Charles Line

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, December 26, 2011
1. St. Charles Line Marker
Inscription. The New Orleans & Carrollton R.R. Co. began passenger train service on September 26, 1835. Steam-powered trains and mule drawn cars transported New Orleanians between Canal and Carrollton via St. Charles Avenue. Improved technology led to the development of electric traction streetcars. The St. Charles Line was the first electrified route, opened 1, 1893. By 1900, the single line had grown to 28 lines, running over 178 miles. New Orleans' first and last streetcar route, the St. Charles Avenue line is the world’s oldest operating streetcar line.
 
Location. 29° 56.62′ N, 90° 4.356′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Circle and Howard Avenue on Lee Circle. Touch for map. The St. Charles Line marker is on the northwest edge of Lee Circle near where Howard Avenue intersects Saint Charles Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans LA 70130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 8 in. Columbaid Cannon (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Atlantic Wall Fragments (about 600 feet away); The Beginning (about 600 feet away); Julia Row
St. Charles Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 26, 2011
2. St. Charles Line Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Margaret's Place and Walk / Lower Garden District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Starting Point of the First Traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade (approx. ¼ mile away); The 747 (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Patrick's Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Also see . . .  Streetcars in New Orleans - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 13, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
St. Charles Line Streetcar image. Click for full size.
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3. St. Charles Line Streetcar
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 465 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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