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Streetcars, New Orleans: 14 reviews and 26 photos

  Lookind along the neutral ground
by grandmaR

This is a streetcar of the historic St. Charles line. There are 34 olive-green electric cars which you can board at the intersection of Bourbon/Carondelet streets and Canal street and ride for 13.2 miles along the ''neutral ground'' of St. Charles and Carrollton through the CBD (Central Business District) and past antebellum mansions, around the Riverbend to Carrollton at Claiborne Avenue

This is the oldest continuously operating streetcar in the world - it has been in operation more than 150 years. The cars have mahogany seats, brass fittings and exposed ceiling light bulbs. Bob thinks the seats are just as uncomfortable as the Canal and Riverfront cars.

Since Katrina, some of these cars have been re-restored and are running on the Riverfront and part of the Canal Street line tracks (12/05).

The St. Charles Line tracks are not currently useable and that line has been replaced by buses.

Along the way are Loyola and Tulane universities, and the Audubon Zoo. You can also get off and do a walking tour in the Garden District seeing the fabulous old homes.

We got off to go and have lunch at Uglesich's, and then after we rode down to the end and back, we got off at Lee Circle and went to the D-Day Museum.

Address: St. Charles Avenue
Website: http://www.inetours.com/New_Orleans/St_Charles_Streetcar.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 19, 2005
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