Picture 446.

The downtown terminal of the Riverfront Line was rebuilt to serve as the terminal for both the Riverfront and Canal lines.  Plans call for inbound Canal cars to travel from Canal Street to this terminal over the tracks of the Riverfront line, with some runs turning back at the pocket track at the foot of Canal Street.  The terminal, formerly called Esplanade and renamed French Market, now has three tracks.  Canal car 2019, at left, is on the track intended for Canal cars going to Cemeteries terminal, and car 2014 is on the track intended for Canal cars going to Beauregard Circle; the middle track, vacant in this picture, is for Riverfront cars.  Note the freight railroad track to our left.  The Canal streetcars are showing "Out of Service" signs over the left-front window (as seen from the photographer's vantage point).  The cars are being used for operator training prior to the opening of the Canal line in this March 28, 2004 picture. Edward J. Branley (CanalStreetcar.com)

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