There was a pair of small sidings for car storage and light maintenance, sometimes called Canal Yard, on the downriver side of Canal Street. The upper picture shows Perley Thomas car 451 working past the sidings on its way uptown, with Thomas car 450 (at our left) and ex-Melbourne 452 in the yard on Friday, February 17, 1989. The school bus filled with children on a field trip is from St. Bernard Parish, the next parish down the Mississippi River from New Orleans (Orleans Parish). The lower picture features car 451 on the inspection track; the reflection shows us that water has filled the inspection pit. This is a common problem in New Orleans anywhere one digs. — Upper photo © 2001 Peter Ehrlich, used with permission; lower photo by Earl Hampton.
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