Brill car 228 is approaching the photographer on the inner riverbound track. This was one of the cars ordered by New Orleans Traction Co. in January 1895, and probably delivered later that year. The light tower at the Carondelet/Bourbon intersection dates the picture to some time before 1897. At the center right, we have a good view of the crossovers used by the Orleans RR lines to enter and leave their center-track terminus. The big tower sits astride the intersection of Carondelet and Bourbon with Canal Street. The dome of the old Maison Blanche building can be seen beyond and right of the tower.
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