Picture 11-16.

Here is the first of the 1000 class cars on the last day of St. Claude streetcar service, December 31, 1948.  The car is at the Canal Street terminal on N. Rampart Street, in the process of changing ends for its return trip downbound (outbound); both trolley poles are up momentarily.  The photographer is facing away from Canal Street.  We have a glimpse of the crossover in the track to our right, which the car will take as it begins its trip.  Note the wiper on the center window in the end of the car.  Possibly only one or two other cars were so equipped, presumably as an experiment that was not repeated. Otto Goessl photo

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