Picture 19.3-11.

Two timetables, as published in the local newspaper.  The first was effective April 6, 1910, the second was effective September 19, 1910, and was mostly very similar.  The weekday schedule called for eight trips in each direction, most spaced two hours apart.  The first trip of the day was from Mandeville north to Abita Springs and then to Covington, leaving Mandeville at 4:50 (4:35 beginning July 4) and arriving in Covington 50 minutes later, then leaving Covington for Mandeville after a five minute layover.  This trip connected at Mandeville with the ship for West End in New Orleans. The last northbound trip left Mandeville after arrival of the ship, around 7:00 p.m.  Another timetable, published on July 30, was similar to the September schedule, but featured five additional trips in the afternoon and evening, the last leaving Mandeville northbound at 10:00 p.m. and Covington southbound at 11:00 p.m.  Most trips were scheduled to take 35 minutes between Mandeville and Abita Springs, and another 15 minutes between Abita Springs and Covington.  Weekend service is listed on the second timetable to run from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with the last cars leaving Mandeville at 7 p.m. and Covington at 11 p.m.  There is also mention of “Excursions Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays; any car; all day; 25c for the round trip.”  These presumably used tickets of the type shown in the previous picture. St. Tammany Farmer, April 16, 1910, p. 4, and October 1, 1910, p. 4, from Library of Congress Chronicling America Project, images from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

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