These two pictures were taken in the 1940s, when West End was serviced primarily by 800-class cars. Car 851 in the upper photo is inbound, heading toward Metairie Road. Note the overgrown grass along the right of way. We have just a glimpse of the water of the canal, at lower left. The lower photo shows car 832 in its special WW II War Bonds livery. It was specially painted in a red, white, and blue patriotic scheme carrying advertisements for war bonds and stamps, and was run on all parts of the streetcar system. We see it here outbound, approaching one of the car stop shelters built out over the canal.
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