Pictures 342 and 343.

The upper picture of this pair, looking outward, features Canal car 925 traversing the inner track in the block between Carondelet and St. Charles Streets.  In the lower picture, looking inward, car 953 on the St. Charles line passes by on the outer riverbound Canal Street track.  The conductor looking out the rear window has nothing to do until the car turns up St. Charles Street and proceeds another block, to the next car stop.  Both pictures date from some time between 1958 and 1964.  In the upper picture, we see colored globes on the street lights and other decorations for Mardi Gras.  Note the crossovers, one from the inner to the outer track (and vice versa if the car reverses ends), forming a connection between the St. Charles and Canal lines; and the other, between the two inner tracks, for turnbacks on the Canal line.  Both of these were given this form in the 1957 rebuilding. Roy Wright (lower)

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