Pictures 7-1 and 7-2.

In the upper photo, Perley Thomas car 924 is changing ends at the end of the Jackson line at the river, probably some time in the 1930s.  The neutral ground at this point was a foot or so higher than the roadway, so patrons at the terminal used the doors on the other side of the car to exit or enter from the neutral ground.  There is a wide black stripe along the center of the roof, perhaps an attempt to hide stains on the light colored roof from sparks from the trolley wheel.  The lower photo, taken February 24, 1947, shows car 958 awaiting its turn at the terminal to change ends and prepare for the return trip.  Notice the darker roof color, which was the standard for many years.  Jackson crossed several of the major uptown lines, then turned downtown and went to Canal Street.  After Jackson was converted to trolley coaches later in 1947, the neutral ground on Jackson Ave. was substantially narrowed to provide more lanes for automobiles. Collections of Earl Hampton and Leo Sullivan (upper); Elliott Kahn photo, collection of J. G. Lachaussee (lower)



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