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6146Re: [FJGRailroad] New Orleans (Re: trolleys to Chicago)

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  • psefton@crosslink.net
    Jan 3, 2002
      My wife and I rode the trolleys when we visited there in March. they are a
      staple method of transportation, as it is very difficult to park or make
      reasonable progress by car through the French Quarter.

      They get very crowded when people start to go out for the evening around
      dinner time.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: glenn_j_williams <103424.2304@...>
      To: <FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 7:23 PM
      Subject: [FJGRailroad] New Orleans (Re: trolleys to Chicago)

      > --- In FJGRailroad@y..., "Richard A. Finn" <ransjfinn@r...> wrote:
      > >
      > > [snip]
      > >
      > > I just remembered that we will be in Naw Lens (New Orleans to us
      > > Yankees) at the end of the month. People have suggested that I
      > > would enjoy riding the trolleys there. Do any of you folks have any
      > > suggestions?
      > > [snip]
      > >
      > > Rich
      > Rich,
      > To me, the best part of my New Orleans trips was riding the Charles
      > Street trolleys. There are several downtown boarding locations
      > adjacent to Canal Street.
      > Also, the Canal Street line is being reactivated out to Cemeteries.
      > New trolleys, similar in style to the existing ones, are being
      > constructed. Don't know if it is still there, but an ulta-sleek
      > Czech trolley was running up and down the Canal Street line and onto
      > the Riverside line when I was last there 18 months ago.
      > And you *must* go to Cafe Du Monde for coffee and beignets. Wicked
      > good!
      > Otherwise, the Bourbon Street area is grossly overrated, particularly
      > at night. Unless you don't mind drunks and unintentional 'business
      > meetings' with representatives from Our Lady of the Evening, that is.
      > Glenn
      > Visit Gino's F.J.G.R.R. Page at
      > http://www.capital.net/~dicarlos/
      > Visit The Greater Capital District Railfan Assocation At
      > Visit The Site For Existing Railroad Stations
      > in New York State at
      > http://ny.existingstations.com/
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