Friday, January 04, 2008
St. Charles Streetcar Running Again in New Orleans
A Streetcar of Solace Is Back in New Orleans, By ADAM NOSSITER, New York Times, December 30, 2007
NEW ORLEANS — Like the rolling tide to seacoast residents, the low rumbling of the streetcar is a nearly internal sound for citizens here, its absence since Hurricane Katrina a painful reminder of civic ill health.
The return in recent weeks of the distinctly urban noise of grinding wheels and brakes to St. Charles Avenue, with the near completion of post-hurricane repairs, has been an occasion for joy and not because, as boosters would have it, one more tourism feather has been added to the city’s cap.