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St. Charles Streetcar Line Named National Historic Landmark

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An historic Perley Thomas 900 series streetcar still in operation on the St. Charles Line, one of nine new national historic landmarks announced Tuesday by the Department of the Interior.

The St. Charles streetcar line is one of nine new national historic landmarks announced Tuesday by the Department of the Interior.

The St. Charles Line has been in operation since 1835, making it the oldest continuously working street railway in the country.

In a statement, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said the nine landmark sites “add to a nationwide network of unique, historic places that represent the complex journey that we have taken as a nation.”

Jewell also called the arch-roofed, steel Perley Thomas streetcars “an evolution in the engineering of street railway technology.”

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