These posed pictures,taken along City Park Ave. in front of Delgado College reportedly in September 1927, show Perley Thomas car 1001 demonstrating how riders would board and alight from the car in one-man service. The car is signed Special. We see a passenger boarding at the front door and another exiting from the rear door, the opposite of the usual practice in New Orleans at that time. Notice how the doors can be opened on one side only, under control of the motorman. When the city government refused to allow the use of one-man cars, NOPSI eventually reworked cars 1000-1019 for two-man crews, and assigned them to the St. Claude line.
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