The oldest operating streetcar line in America is in New Orleans, evoking a sense of nostalgia while representing the legacy of America’s transportation history. Every day, both new and vintage streetcars transport commuters to and from jobs, classes, and various destinations across the city. This easy-to-use guidebook is filled with route maps and highlighted features, allowing even a novice rider to use this classic mode of transportation. The routes are perfect for walking and riding, featuring informative entries on the vehicles themselves and points of interest written by well-known streetcar historian Earl W. Hampton, Jr., whose photos enhance this gem of a guide.
This updated edition is an indispensable guide for both tourists and locals, including such vital information as:
- basic instructions covering how ride a streetcar
- how to navigate the transit system, including schedules, fare information, and insider tips
- self-guided riding and walking tours with notes for spots of interest along the St. Charles Ave., Canal St., Riverfront, and Loyola Ave. lines
- detailed route maps of all current and proposed street car lines across the city
Legends and maps are clearly labeled and easy to decipher, while informative descriptions explain the distinctive street and neighborhood names. This handy, pocket-sized book is the perfect companion for citywide exploration and a wonderful gift for all.
About the Authors
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.
Louis Costa, Andre Neff, and Peter Raarup created the original version of this essential guide serving as a community resource for more than two decades.
THE STREETCAR GUIDE TO NEW ORLEANS
By Earl W. Hampton, Jr., Louis Costa, Andre Neff, and Peter Raarup
TRAVEL / United States / South / West South Central
TRANSPORTATION / Railroads / General
160 pp. 9 x 6
78 color photos 18 color maps
Biblio. Index 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9781455614967 pb