Pictures 344 and 345.

Two St. Charles cars await the traffic light to turn from Canal Street into St. Charles Street to begin their uptown trips.  In the upper picture, note the painted curved lines in the street, which motorists are not supposed to cross while waiting for the light.  The lines indicate the overhang of the streetcar body as it makes its turn.  There is a special colored light in the traffic signal for the streetcar, and the motorman does not want to miss it because some automobile driver has invaded his space!  Any offender will hear the streetcar gong to remind him!  The upper picture of car 836 was taken in 1960, and the lower one of car 962 was taken in 1961. Railway Negative Exchange (both)

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