A streetcar named desire.
The Crescent City has big plans of expansion for Light Rail, although the equipment may resemble the classic
Perley-Thomas cars. The city has linked the tourist "River Front
Trolley" with the St. Charles mainline. The River Front line is
operating with newly built Perley-Thomas replicas, built in the New Orleans car
shops. The Canal Street line opened in late 2003.
Hurricane Katrina did heavy damage to
the St. Charles line, and destroyed the new cars for the Canal St Line.
The Canal & Riverfront lines are open
using the original Perley Thomas cars. Most of the St. Charles line is now
open. The line runs from downtown to the end of St. Charles Ave. at
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