Trackage at the car barn, Canal Station, Sunday, August 25, 1963. The upper picture looks out toward the lake, showing the third track where it connects to the two main tracks. The car barn is on the right, in the next block. Note the double-point railroad-type switches. They were provided with springs, so that a streetcar could pass through the “wrong way” and the switch would move safely. Similar switches were used at turnback crossovers all along the line. The lower picture, facing the opposite direction (toward the river), shows an afternoon streetcar taking one of the ladder tracks into the car storage yard.
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