The Streetcars of New Orleans, Louis C. Hennick and E. Harper Charlton,
Gretna, La. 1975 (2nd printing of Louisiana, Its Street and Interurban
Railways, Vol. II, Louis C. Hennick and E. Harper Charlton, New Orleans,
La. 1965, Louis C. Hennick, Publisher).
Containing New Research
Chapter 4, “Equipment” pp. 105-188 of the 1975 edition.
All pp. cited in Appendix III are taken from the 1975 edition.
New research includes photos and data not published in that edition
as well as correction of errors.
R. I. P.
Louis Colvin Hennick
Shreveport, LA - Louis Colvin Hennick passed away peacefully at his home
on Monday, February 26, 2018.
Louis was born on July 22, 1934 in Hartford, Connecticut, to Louis Albert
Hennick and Pattie McRae Colvin Hennick.
He is survived by his beloved son, Michael Sean Powell, daughter-in-law,
Deanna Powell, and two granddaughters, Rae and Sabrina Powell.
Louis lived a rich and full life. He valued education and took every
opportunity he could to further his. He attended Duke University,
Centenary College, and Louisiana State University. He had a special love
for fine food, history, opera, streetcars, and New Orleans. He loved to
sit and talk about old films, movies, and Louisiana political history.
Louis also had a soft spot for animals, particularly Siberian huskies (he had
three at one time) and cats.
The family will be gathering at the Elks Lodge at 310 Preston Ave in
Shreveport to receive visitors and honor Louis' memory on Saturday, March 10,
2018 from 2 to 4 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation
in his name to an animal rescue organization.
Published in Shreveport Times on March 4, 2018
Table of Contents
- Introduction & Dedication ... p. a
- Summary of Single Truck Electric Car Numbers ... p. a1
- Front Clerestory Window Panels ... p. a1
- Summary of Double Truck Electric Car Numbers ... p. a2
- Symbols, Sources, Abbreviations ... p. b
- The Omnibus — New Orleans' Earliest Transit Vehicle ... pp. b1-b6
- Introduction & Equipment ... p. b1
- Routes & Owners ... p. b2
- Notes From Newspapers ... p. b3
- Plans of an Omnibus ... p. b4
- Lists of Body Styles and Prices ... p. b5
- John B. Slawson Obituary ... p. b6
- Pre-Electric Streetcars ... pp. c-c8
- New Orleans & Carrollton RR Co. ... pp. c-c3
- Orleans Street RR ... p. c4
- New Orleans City RR Co. ... p. c5
New Orleans City & Lake RR Co.
New Orleans City RR Co. (second corp.)
- Jefferson City RR Co. ... p. c6
Magazine Street RR Co.
Sixth District & Carrollton RR Co.
- Crescent City RR Co. ... p. c6
- St. Charles Street RR Co. ... p. c7
- Canal & Claiborne Streets RR Co. ... p. c7
Canal & Claiborne Street RR Co.
- Orleans RR Co. ... p. c8
- Carondelet Street & Carrollton City RR Co. ... p. c8
- Street Railways “Across the River” from New Orleans ... p. c8
- Suburban Railroads Associated with Street Railways ... pp. d-d5
- New Orleans & Carrollton RR Co. ... pp. d-d2
- Jefferson & Lake Pontchartrain Ry. Co. ... p. d3
See also New Orleans & Carrollton RR Co., p. d
- New Orleans City RR Co. ... p. d4
See also Canal Street & Exposition Ry. Co., p. d5, for NOC eqpt. used on this ry.
- Crescent City RR Co. ... p. d4
- Canal Street & Exposition Ry. Co. (“Shaw RR”) ... p. d5
- Suburban, Interurban, Short Line, Terminal, Switching, and Other Special Railroads ... pp. e-e5
- Pontchartrain RR Co. ... p. e
New Orleans Mobile & Chattanooga RR Co.
New Orleans Mobile & Texas RR Co.
New Orleans & Mobile RR Co.
Louisville & Nashville RR Co.
- Levee Steam Cotton Press Co. ... p. e1
- New Orleans & Nashville RR Co. ... p. e1
- Bath RR ... p. e1
- Orleans Navigation Co. ... p. e1
- Mexican Gulf RR Co. ... p. e2
Mississippi, Terre aux Boeufs RR Co. (“Shell Beach RR”)
New Orleans & Gulf RR Co.
New Orleans & Southern RR Co.
Louisiana Southern Ry. Co.
- Lafayette & Lake Pontchartrain RR Co. ... p. e3
- U. S. Army ... p. e3
- Canal Street City Park & Lake RR Co. ... p. e4
New Orleans Spanish Fort & Lake RR
- New Orleans & Western RR ... p. e4
New Orleans Terminal Co.
- New Orleans Public Belt RR ... p. e4
- St. Tammany & New Orleans Rys. & Ferry Co. ... p. e4
St. Tammany Ry. & Power Co.
- Orleans-Kenner Electric Ry. Co. ... p. e4
Orleans-Kenner Traction Co.
- Long Distance (First Class) Railroads, Some with Suburban Service ... pp. f-f5
- New Orleans Opelousas & Great Western RR ... p. f
Morgan's Louisiana & Texas RR and Steamship Co.
Texas & New Orleans RR Co.
Southern Pacific Lines
Southern Pacific Co.
Southern Pacific RR
- The New Orleans Jackson & Great Northern RR Co. ... p. f1
Illinois Central RR Co.
- The Texas & Pacific Ry. Co. ... p. f2
New Orleans Pacific Ry. Co.
Missouri Pacific RR
- Louisville & Nashville RR Co. ... p. f3
- New Orleans & Northeastern RR Co. (“Queen & Crescent Route”) ... p. f3
- East Louisiana RR ... p. f3
- New Orleans Great Northern RR ... p. f3
- Gulf Mobile & Northern RR ... p. f3
Gulf Mobile & Ohio RR (reorganization of above and merger with Mobile & Ohio RR)
- Yazoo & Mississippi Valley RR Co. ... p. f4
New Orleans & Mississippi Valley RR Co.
Memphis & Vicksburg RR Co.
Louisville, New Orleans & Texas Ry. Co.
- Louisiana Railway & Navigation Co. ... p. f5
Louisiana & Arkansas Ry.
Kansas City Southern Ry. Co.
- Electric Traction Equipment ... pp. g-ef
- Single truck electric cars and cars converted from DT to ST ... pp. g-r
- Crescent City RR Co. ... p. g
- New Orleans & Carrollton RR Co. ... pp. g-i
- Canal & Claiborne Streets RR Co. ... pp. i-j
- Orleans & Jefferson Ry. Co., Ltd. ... pp. j-k
- St. Charles Street RR Co. ... pp. k-l
- New Orleans Traction Co. - Crescent City RR Co. - New Orleans City & Lake RR Co. ... pp. m-p
- New Orleans City RR Co. (II) ... pp. p-q
- New Orleans Ry. & Light Co. ... pp. q-r
- Double truck electric cars ... pp. r-bb
- New Orleans Traction Co. - New Orleans City & Lake RR Co. ... p. r
- New Orleans Rys. Co. & Successor Cos.:
- Morris Cars ... p. s
- Palace Cars ... pp. s-t
- Brill Semiconvertibles ... pp. t-u
- Southern Car Co. Cars (400-449) ... pp. u-v
- Perley Thomas Cars (800-899) ... pp. v-w
- Perley Thomas Cars (900-972) ... pp. x-z
- Perley Thomas Cars (1000-1019) ... p. aa
- New Orleans Regional Transit Authority ... pp. aa-bb
- Passenger Trailers ... p. cc
- Baggage Car ... p. cc
- Private Cars ... p. dd
- Experimental Cars ... p. dd
- Operating Exhibited Cars ... p. ee
- Work Equipment ... p. ee
- Instruction Cars ... p. ee
- Cancelled & Contemplated Orders ... p. ee
- Trolley Coaches ... p. ef
- Rosters ... pp. ff-zf
- Roster of All Rolling Stock, June 30, 1918 ... pp. ff-qq
- Beeler Report, 1923 Roster ... p. rr
- Original 1918 Rosters ... pp. ss-xx
- NOPSI Trolley Coach Summary Roster, 1952 ... p. yy
- NOPSI Trolley Coach Detail Roster ... pp. za-zf
Most new research came from “Louisiana Collections” of photographs, mms
and microfilm files located at the following institutions:
Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans
Howard-Tilton Library, Tulane University
Louisiana State University Library, Baton Rouge
Public Library, City of New Orleans
Louisiana State Museum, Baton Rouge and New Orleans Branches
New Orleans Notarial Archives
The most extensive collection of streetcar photographs, mms
and other relevant materials, such as printed memorabilia, is located at The
Historic New Orleans Collection (the authors' collections are there).
THNOC is constantly increasing its holdings by accepting donations of new
materials or purchasing them.
The N. O. Public Library maintains a comparable photo collection and houses
extensive collection of records from the New Orleans Public Service Inc.
dating from the 1920s and 1930s. Also there is a compilation of
newspaper references to streetcar operations in New Orleans, 1866-1926
(mainly from N. O. Daily Picayune and N. O. Times-Picayune) donated by
E. Weber in 1992. Another great assistance is the 2004 mms by Earl
W. Hampton, Jr., with the assistance of Ken Hall, which covers the
streetcar developments in New Orleans since 1964.
The most complete accumulation of newspaper microfilm is at Louisiana
State University Library at Baton Rouge. Howard Tilton Library has
a collection practically the same size. For individual newspaper
editions missing from microfilm reels, the N. O. branch of the State
Museum has many “loose” copies from the 1830-1861 period.
The U. S. Government Patents Office and the Government Documents Sections
of LSU Baton Rouge and Howard-Tilton Library have useful materials
concerning equipment development. The Library of Congress has the
most complete collection of trade journals. The National Archives
offer an incredible source for old illustrations and photographs.
I extend my thanks and appreciation to all the kind people of these
institutions for their assistance, without which this appendix would not
have been possible, and in this category I include the following
historians and photographers:
Gary R. Altschuler, Allan H. Berner, Edward M. Blossom, Dr. Harold E. Cox,
Robert S. Crockett, Alden H. Dreyer, E. Everett Edwards, Edward Francis, Otto A. Goessl,
Tom Gray, James Guilbeau, William Harry, William Howes (Railway and Locomotive
Historical Society Archivist), George N. Johnson, Jr.,
LeRoy O. King, Jr., Shelden S. King, George Krambles, Will Keller,
Dr. Arthur Krim, Jerome Lachaussee, Gordon E. Lloyd, Frederick J. Maloney, David Martin,
Mark D. Meyer, Fred Mobley, Dr. Don Mueller, E. G. Rattley, Felix E. Reifschneider,
Dick Rumboltz, Louis R. Saillard, Fred W. Schneider III, C. L. “Chick”
Siebert, Jr., John R. Stevens, Dr. Jack Stewart and his gracious mother
and father, Rod Varney, W. D. Volkmer, Wilbur C. Whittaker, V. C. Wilkins,
D. C. Wornom, George H. Yater, Eric Zabilka.
||Without my number one son Michael's
encouragement, assistance and patience,
this work would not have happened.
|August 12, 2005
Mr. E. Harper Charlton who championed
New Orleans and its traction history
all his days
|Louis C. Hennick
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