Picture 520.

In the midst of all the recovery from Hurricane Katrina, movies continued to be made.  One movie company came to town to film pictures of St. Charles Belt cars in their original habitat.  Perley Thomas car 948 had its number repainted to 426, to act the part of one of the 400-449 series Southern Car Co. cars that ran on the St. Charles and Tulane Belts until 1948.  The biggest giveaway of the masquerade, however, is that the 400-class cars had sliding front doors, not folding ones.  The acting car is seen here resting at Carrollton Station on November 27, 2006, still wearing its “makeup”. — Earl Hampton photo

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