The date is February 16, 1958, and while track construction has been completed, other work on Canal Street is still in progress. Note the construction fence to our left from car 955; probably the new cobblestone flower pot was still being worked on. The two cars are facing the same direction, implying that they are being turned back at that point. Probably a Mardi Gras parade has blocked the Canal line. Decorations can be seen on the nearest light pole on the right, and the lamps on the next pole beyond it have been given colored globes, undoubtedly for Carnival season.
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