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Streetcar on St. Charles Avenue - New Orleans

Streetcar on St. Charles Avenue - New Orleans

The St. Charles Avenue Streetcar line will celebrate its 175th birthday on September 18, 2010 and is the oldest continuously running railway system in the world.

The St. Charles Avenue streetcar line, the oldest operating streetcar system in America, has been designated a National Historic Landmark, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced Tuesday September 30, 2014.

While the newer red cars that roll along the Canal and Riverfront corridors share the same cosmetic footprint they have all the modern features and best technology.

It is only the green streetcars that are maintained in the Carrolton facility that run on early 1900 technology and are maintained in the same manner now as they were in the past with much of the same equipment and technique.