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New Orleans Streetcars

Service Car #29

New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI) utilized dozens of maintenance-of-way service cars to keep its sprawling streetcar system in working order. Most of these cars were constructed by NOPSI forces from retired single-truck streetcars, rebuilt and outfitted to suite its own particular MOW needs. In 1918, NOPSI rostered 69 such service cars, but by the end of the World War II the ranks had been thinned to only twelve. The roster below indicates the shape of the service car fleet in 1930.

type qty numbers builder year
Side Dump 8 30-33, 50-53 Differential Car Company 1923
Center Dump 2 34, 54 Differential Car Company 1924
Hoist Crane 1 none Brown 1913
Wrecker 6 24-26, 28-30 Rebuilt single-truck cars various
Sprinkler 7 20-25, 44 various 1899
Construction 9 37-42, 44-46 New Orleans Railway & Light 1906
Tower 1 55 New Orleans Railway & Light 1908
Sand 1 21 rebuilt --
Flat car 12 50-61 New Orleans Railway & Light 1905

NOPSI Wrecker Car plans

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