DTDR 519-524  40' 6" OB
52' 0" OA
8' 5" W
TAYLOR “Hi-Speed A” N. O. Rys. Co. 1903 6 cars “Morris” cars
These are the “Morris cars”, orig. 12 mot. (046-057, see p. s).  In 1917 050-055 demot. & RB 1923, REN 519-524.  TP 11/26/18 p. 8 Morris 052 a trailer, “an experiment”.  P & text S p. 134, 136-37.  Scale drawing & P RB S p. 166.  523 & 524 burned at Canal Sta. 7/6/29 (listed SCR 1930).  Remainder SCR 1932.  68 seats.
DTAR 525-536  40' 6" OB
54' 6" OA
11' 2" HT
8' 6" W
Wooden frame PM DT
designed by NOR&L RR
RT 1925, Brill 67-F
H. Dudley Coleman & Co. Foundry
For New Orleans City & Lake RR Co.
Built 1887-88 (elec. 1898)
12 cars “Coleman” cars
Originally BLT as steam sub'n RR trailers for West End line.  First (1902) RB and second (1923) RB, see S p. 164, P ca. 1900 S p. 164, P 1923 RB p. 166.  Scale drawings S p. 165 & 167.  Descr. text S p. 163-164 & 167. 
(Truck order) Brill ON 22187 18 pair 67-F, 5 Mar. 25, promised 10 Apr (for Coleman and Rojo trailers).  Cars seated 68, 44 on cross seats & 24 on LGT seats.  WT 31,200#.  All SCR 1934.  Orig. nos. 1-12, REN ca. 1918.
DTAR 537-547  36' 6" OB
54' 6" OA
11' 2" HT
8' 6" W
Wooden frame PM DT
designed by NOR&L RR
NOCRR 1901
Spliced RB from Brill ST
trailers ordered 1893 for
West End Line.  RB 1901
by New Orleans City RR Co.
1901 11 cars “Spliced” cars
Orig. order 30 cars 200-229 DTDR opens with aisle Brill ON 4982 6 Feb. 93, Brill photo #685 car 211 P S p. 162.
(Truck order) Brill ON 4982½ same date 30 no. 21-E.  Text RB details S p. 163-164.  Dummies pulled these in long trains (S p. 167 P of such) until 1898 elec.  DP 4/12/93 p. 7 “24 to arrive tomorrow.”  Fire: DP 2/8/93 p. 1 Customhouse - White - Bienville - Dupre destroys car shed, 5 streetcars and 24 “passenger coaches” (12 Colemans survived).  Older trailers (S p. 162 P) must have been the victims.  Article notes, “Only 12 coaches left for only two trains!”
RB: DP 4/22/01 “Cars built here — nine new 40' [sic] cars for West End trains...” Even trucks made in N. O.  Castings made at Shakespeare Foundry under supervision of master mechanics F. Rojo and E. J. Morris.  RB done at Canal Station.  Article continued: “No more dinkies used.  Bobbing and rocking a thing of the past.”  All seats cross, 60 riders, WT 22,300#.  Scale drawing S p. 168.  After 1923 used in rush hour only.  SCR 1932-35.  Orig. nos. after splicing 14-24, REN ca. 1918.
When RB & RT 1901, 30 21-E trucks released for RT cars such as the Brill 20' & 22' body cars of 1893-85 using 22-E trucks.
DTDR 548-549  34' 3" OB
48' 3" OA
11' 3" HT
8' 5" W
Wooden frame PM DT
Same as 537-347
Spliced RB from St. Louis
Car Co. ON ____ 1895 STDR
Wiresides, NO&CRR Co. RB
by New Orleans Rys. Co.
1905 2 cars “Rojo” cars
MM Frank Rojo (who built some STDR cars for New Orleans & Carrollton RR while their MM) superintended this RB at Canal Station, using at least two STDR cars for each.  Orig. numbers 25-26.  RB 1923, RT 1925 (with 2 pair Brill 67-F trucks, ON 22187 - see cars 525-536).  REN ca. 1918 548-549.  Cross seats accom. 40, LGT 17.  WT 27,000#.  Retained wireside feature.  DP 7 July 05 article, no P.  Text - scale drawing S p. 164, 168.  6'6" platforms with 4 panel doors.  Retired 1934.
DTDR 550-553  34' 3" OB
48' 3" OA
11' 3" HT
8' 5" W
Wooden frame PM DT
Same as 537-347
Spliced RB from American Car
Co. ON 120, STDR, for NO&C
RR Co., RB by N. O. Rys. Co.
1905 4 cars “Rojo” cars
Another solid RB by N. O. Rys. Co. MM Frank Rojo, using at least 8 cars.  Orig. nos. 27-30.  RT 1925 with Brill 67-F from ON 22187.  Also RB ca. 1923-24.  Details, car scale drawing S p. 169.  Used in Spanish Fort service with final RB Palace cars.  P N from ET advertisement.  Retired 1934.
DTRR 554-560  34' 4" OB
43' 4" OA
11' 3" HT
8' 7" W
American Car Co. DT
Later RT with
St. Louis Car Co.
trailer type
American Car Co. ON 81 Feb. 1894 7 cars “Hagenbeck” cars
Originally intended for elec., but delivered as trailers.  RT soon.  Orig. nos. 240-246, no conflict with elect. cars for they were in trailer service.  P - S p. 186.  Pulled by dummies until 1898.  Scale drawing S p. 169.  Wireside, aisle cars, no running boards, open platforms.  One of few RR roofs ordered for N. O. (only others NO&CRR Co. STRR no. 50, St. Louis Car Co. 1892, & NOC&L RR Co. Brill 1894 baggage car).  28 cross seats accom. 56 riders.  WT 22,300#.  Street Ry. Review 1895 P & text p. 330.  Cars referred to as “Hagenbecks” in N. O. papers and in BE, 1923.  REN ca. 1918.  All SCR 1933.
[Note] All 42 trailers 519-560 listed as in service as of 21 July 27 - see: NOPSI List Indemnity Bonds numbers for all cars & buses, 22 Sept 27 - To Hon. Paul B. Habans, Commissioner Public Safety, in Louisiana Collection, N. O. City Library.

Numbering of Trailer Cars

Series Name    Original Nos.    Renumbered    Final Nos.
Morris 052-057   519-524
Colemans 1-12   525-536
Spliced 200-229 14-24 (no 13) 537-547
Rojo 25-30   548-553
240-246   554-560

Trailer_242-catalog One of the seven-car order from American in 1894, delivered as trailers.  Seen here in a catalog illustration as a motorized car with a trolley pole.  American Car Co. DT trucks.  Renumbered 554-560, lasted almost 40 years.  Crowd haulers for certain. — Louis Hennick Collection of The Historic New Orleans Collection

For other pictures of the trailers, in trains pulled by cars 500-512, see page r.  For a picture of the Rojo trailers pulled by a Palace car, see page s.


DTRR No number
30' 10" OB
37' 0" OA
8' 7" W
No. 420 trucks Brill   ON 6051 27 Oct. 94 1 car Brill photo #808
(Truck order) Brill ON 6051½, 1 pair no. 420 trucks, 27 Oct. 94
The last RR roof car ordered for N. O., by N. O. C. & L. RR Co.  Car used mainly on West End line, but also on Sp. Fort line — no other lines.  Entertainments at both places generated work for this car, and timetables specified when trains carried it in the consist.  Date car SCR or disposed of unk.  P - S p. 170.
Baggage car never mentioned carrying mail.  DP 4/20/95, 5/26/95, 5/27/95 - Board of Trade asking for streetcars to carry U. S. mail.  DP 6/4/95 said cars will be designated for mail by July 1.  See S p. 29.
Stereo97A Several streetcars can be identified in this picture, taken from a stereoptican slide from the period 1901-04.  A closeup detail view is shown below.  The closeup shows one of the few known pictures of the baggage car.  It is the railroad roof car seen at the upper left of the detail picture.  The next car toward the camera, with a distinctive arch roof, is a Coleman trailer.

The car in the foreground, car 184, is marked “N. O. & C. R. R. CO.” (New Orleans and Carrollton RR Co.).  It was one of the 70 FB&D cars, numbers 160-229, built by American Car Co. in 1899, ON 299.  A sister car is seen across the neutral ground, to our right.  Following car 184 is a Pullman car from the St. Charles Street RR 1895 order, one of the 1-40 group.  It is on the Dryades Line, which has been terminating at the ferry house at the foot of Canal St. since July 26, 1901.  Note the double right rail of the dual gauge track these cars are sharing.  The Pullman car is carrying a dash sign advertising Delibes' opera Lakmé.  (The exact date of the photo will be revealed when we find the date that this opera was performed in New Orleans.  It premiered in 1883.)  Dash signs brought revenue, and such advertisements inside and outside were common for a long time, even before electrification.  At least three Brills can be seen, one at the far right of the picture which has a ST replacing its original 22-E trucks; one from the 230-239 group behind car 184 on the adjacent track, still running on those troublesome Brill 22-Es (see S p. 114 and page m); and another numbered in the 230s on the far side of the neutral ground between the Pullman and the Coleman trailer. — H. G. White, collection of George Friedman


Text copyright © 2009, 2010 Louis C. Hennick.  Pictures copyright © 2009 by the persons credited.  Picture captions copyright © 2009, 2010 Louis C. Hennick and H. George Friedman, Jr.  All rights reserved.


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