New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad Company

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In 1865 New Orleans had six companies providing transportation for the surrounding communities. The largest of these was the City Railroad Company.
The oldest was the New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad Company, chartered in 1833 which connected the city to a resort village named 'Carlton'. This was the only one employing steam locomotives. The other lines' cars were drawn by horses or mules. These cars generally sat 8 people to each side, while straps dangled from the roof for standing passengers.

New Orleans & Carrollton Rail Road | New Orleans Historical (neworleanshistorical.org)
NO_Carrollton_Hotel (old-new-orleans.com)

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In 1865 New Orleans had six companies providing transportation for the surrounding communities. The largest of these was the City Railroad Company.
The oldest was the New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad Company, chartered in 1833 which connected the city to a resort village named 'Carlton'. This was the only one employing steam locomotives. The other lines' cars were drawn by horses or mules. These cars generally sat 8 people to each side, while straps dangled from the roof for standing passengers.

New Orleans & Carrollton Rail Road | New Orleans Historical (neworleanshistorical.org)
NO_Carrollton_Hotel (old-new-orleans.com)

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Pontchartrain RR had at least 2 operating before the capture of New Orleans. Most of their wartime time tables indicate which runs were by "the steam train."

 

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While trying to find more information, and curious to how much was made by the Yankees, I found this site for the 16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, dated September 16, 1863. It reviews the movements in the area by this regiment on that date. It was a good map and worth sharing; September 6, 1863 (mkwe.com).
One site made mention that the Carrolton route served citizenry throughout the war.
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