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Carrollton Streetcar Barn




Carrollton Streecar Barn
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In November 2000, I had the wonderful privilege of being given a personal tour
of the Carrollton Streetcar Barn where the St. Charles Ave. streetcars were
maintained by its then supervisor Elmer von Dullen. Mr. von Dullen, an expert engineer
in streetcar construction and maintenance, retired in July 2006 after 54 years;
however, the streetcars continue to be maintained at the Willow Street facility.



Carrollton Streetcar Barn
Carrollton Streetcar Barn
(November 2000)




(November 2000)
Carrollton Streetcar Barn
Carrollton Streetcar Barn
In Elmer von Dullen's Office
after tour
(November 2000)

Much to my surprise James Guilbeau,
author of The Saint Charles Streetcar
or the history of The New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad
, happened to pop-in!
I had recently purchased his book that he
signed for me several months earlier :-)
(November 2000)





Carrollton Streetcar Barn
St. Charles Avenue
The sign above Elmer von Dullen's
office entrance that commemorates
the 150th Birthday of the
St. Charles Line.
(November 2000)





St. Charles Ave. streetcar
rolling along
(November 2000)

Carrollton Streetcar Barn
Carrollton Streetcar Barn
Ford Bacon & Davis Car 29
Built in 1896, it is the only
rail maintenance car remaining.
It's job is to sand the rails to
improve traction.
(November 2000)




Inside the barn facility
(November 2000)

Carrollton Streetcar Barn
Carrollton Streetcar Barn
(November 2000)
Front door entrance
into streetcar
(November 2000)




Carrollton Streetcar Barn
Carrollton Streetcar Barn
Streetcar operator's area
and controls
(November 2000)





Passenger benches and
seating
(November 2000)

Carrollton Streetcar Barn
Carrollton Streetcar Barn
(November 2000)




Original seats are cherry,
replacements are mahogany.
(November 2000)





More Streetcar Barn Photos to Come!



 


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