20 February 2006

Photo du Jour: A Sign of Life for the St. Charles Streetcar Line . . .

Finally, something . . . This sign announcing the St. Charles Streetcar Line rehabilitation sprouted up last week at St. Charles Avenue and South Carrollton Avenue. In the past six weeks or so the fallen wires laying on the ground--notably at Calhoun and in front of the Latter Library--were taken away, but other than that there's been no real visible progress with getting the line back up. It's been so long since a streetcar ran on the tracks that in many places grass has overtaken the rails. As someone who lives a block from the St. Charles Line, the streetcars' rumbling and humming and clicking sounds heard in the still of the night in the long-ago normal times are sorely missed. It's too damn quiet around here now.


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