Windows Wide Open

Car #454 is another Melbourne trolley, and one that saw intermediate service in New Orleans.  There is no air-conditioning on the cars, and on a summer day units such as this one can be operated with windows wide open.  Signs inside warn the rider to keep arms and heads inside.  It's something immensely old-fashioned and appealing, and is fine for the intrepid photographer. 

Much on the rebuilt trolleys has been modified for current use.  The cars bear half-pantographs, not old-style poles.  The height of the center entrance is bridged with steps that unfold and refold at each stop.  But the overall feel is properly historic, and the ride is fun.   

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