Pictures 56 and 57.

Shortly before double tracking began, with preparations under way.  The upper photo shows car 454 heading uptown, just passing Canal Yard, where 450 and 452 await the call to action.  To the right of 454, we see the freight track, and farther to the right, the row of ties being prepared for rails to construct a new freight track.  In the lower picture, we see car 454 downbound approaching Poydras St., with the active freight track in the middle, and at our left the ties awaiting rails for the new freight track.  The freight track had to be moved over to make room for the second streetcar track. Photos by Earl Hampton

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