Picture 438.

A typical section of the new track along N. Carrollton Ave., August 7, 2003.  The photographer is standing in the inbound (upbound) traffic lane, which will be shared by the streetcars and automobile traffic.  Notice the separate line poles for the two tracks.  The neutral ground of N. Carrollton Ave., and indeed S. Carrollton as far as Claiborne Ave., has been narrowed over the years; it is much wider between Claiborne and St. Charles, where the St. Charles streetcar line has always been.  This is presumably the reason for the precedent-setting choice of putting the track in a traffic lane rather than on the neutral ground proper. Photo by the author

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