Pictures 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-3.2, and 2-3.4.

In the top picture, a passenger is walking away after leaving outbound car 913.  A shelter can be seen in the background.  The New Basin Canal is out of sight at the rear of the picture.  The second picture features outbound car 933 passing a shelter, possibly the same one as in the top picture, with the canal to the left.  Note how the shelter is actually built out over the water of the canal.  The third picture shows inbound car 936, with the canal to the right.  The fourth photo shows a lakebound car from across the canal as it passes Harrison Avenue in Lakeview on December 3, 1949.  The New Basin Canal was filled in about 1950, and the right of way eventually become part of the Ponchartrain Expressway (I-10).  The fifth photo is later, looking across the filled-in Canal toward West End car 844 as it approaches Downs Street riverbound, just a few blocks south of the lake end of the line.  The car has a good load of passengers returning to the city from West End.  Prior to the 1948 closing of Arabella Station, 800-class cars were usually assigned to West End and the other lines operated out of Canal Station.  So these photos of 900s were probably taken between 1948 and 1950. Otto Goessl photo (fourth)






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