The Streetcar Guide to New Orleans

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Explore the city on the historic New Orleans streetcars! The streetcar evokes a sense of nostalgia while representing the legacy of America's transportation history. Only in New Orleans can you ride the oldest operating streetcar line in America to reach some of the most interesting places in the city. With detailed maps of all current and anticipated street car lines across the city and stops along the way, this is a practical guide for both tourists and locals alike.
ISBN: 9781455614967
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Louisiana
Images: 21
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 9 (w) x 6 (h)
Earl W. Hampton, Jr., is a streetcar enthusiast employed by CSX Transportation, a railroad service that transports goods across the eastern United States. In addition to authoring numerous articles in magazines such as Traction & Models, Hampton was also the editor in chief of Open Track, the newsletter of the New Orleans Railway Museum Association, which eventually became the New Orleans Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. Hampton first indulged his lifelong love of railcars with his work as a tourist representative for the "Streetcar Named Desire." As an active member of several street and rail groups, Hampton contributes photography and expertise to such organizations as the New Orleans Street Railway Association, a nonprofit organization whose mission is the preservation and restoration of New Orleans' historic streetcars; Southern States Traction, a discussion group about transit in the South; and Streetcars Desired Everywhere, a blog about the future of rail transit in New Orleans. Hampton graduated from Redemptorist High School and attended the University of New Orleans. He enjoys building model railroads, photographing and riding streetcars, and traveling throughout North America and Europe. A lifelong resident of the Irish Channel neighborhood, Hampton lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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