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MP Train HNS
Title:  MP Train HNS
Description:  Missouri Pacific train HNS (Houston to New Orleans to the Southern) nears Avondale Yard and the end of its trip. The usual power on this train was four geeps or three SD's, but today's train has a quintet of Southern geeps: GP35 2662, GP38's 2778 and 2874, and GP30's 2597 and 2631. The train would continue on to Birmingham as Southern Railway No. 114.
Photo Date:  3/5/1978  Upload Date: 9/6/2010 5:39:57 PM
Location:  Avondale, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SOU 2662(GP35)
Views:  998   Comments: 1
Southern Crescent
Title:  Southern Crescent
Description:  The second-to-last southbound SOUTHERN CRESCENT had just arrived at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal on 30 January 1979 with three E-units and ten cars. The train’s consist was E8A’s 6900, 6914 and 6907 with deadhead diner 3308 and Amtrak sleeper-lounge 3203 CRYSTAL STREAM, baggage car 3589, coach 842, Amtrak sleeper-lounge 3202 LAUREL STREAM, coach 816, 10-6 sleepers 3403 HOLSTON RIVER and Amtrak 2604 PACIFIC CAPE, diner 3307 and dome-coach 1613. The final SOUTHERN CRESCENT arrived on 1 February with six E8A’s and 14 cars.
Photo Date:  1/30/1979  Upload Date: 9/10/2017 12:42:31 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  SOU 6900(E8A)
Views:  984   Comments: 0
GM&O RS2 1511
Title:  GM&O RS2 1511
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio RS2 number 1511 was heading south through Slidell along the Southern Railway's "back track" towards the Southern depot. The Alco had a few cars off of the Shoreline Branch local and was heading for the depot to exchange some paperwork with the agent; then it would back up north to the GM&O connection at North Slidell, and continue on its way to Covington.
Photo Date:  11/11/1970  Upload Date: 2/3/2017 9:58:43 AM
Location:  Slidell, LA
Author:  James H. Selzer, Jr. photo
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  GMO 1511(RS2)
Views:  732   Comments: 2
Lasco 2016
Title:  Lasco 2016
Description:  LASCO was a leasing subsidiary of the LS&I. Here LASCO 2016 it was on lease to the Utah Railway, at that railroad's Provo yard. This locomotive was built for the C&O and was transferred to the B&O.
Photo Date:  8/6/1975  Upload Date: 2/13/2009 12:01:51 AM
Location:  Provo, UT
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  LASCO 2016(RSD12)
Views:  1040   Comments: 0
Stored DD35A's (1)
Title:  Stored DD35A's (1)
Description:  EMD only built 15 DD35A's -- Union Pacific 70-84 -- and over half of them are in this photo, stored at Salt Lake City. Nine units are on the left, while at least one more is in the background behind retired turbine A-units 14 and 16. (date approximate)
Photo Date:  9/1/1977  Upload Date: 9/28/2010 12:41:21 PM
Location:  Salt Lake City, UT
Author:  Paul H. Oliver, Jr.
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  UP 74(DD35A) UP 14(8500 GTEL)
Views:  1582   Comments: 0
T-SU Shop
Title:  T-SU Shop
Description:  This view inside the Tulsa-Sapulpa Union Railway shop shows SW1's 102 and 101 along with business car No. 4. The 102 is EMD 4730, built 10 April 1947 as Wabash 108 and bought in April 1964. The 101 is EMD 1075, built on 14 May 1940 as Wabash 105 and purchased in March 1960. The business car was built in December 1929 as Pullman 6-single-room/buffet/sunroom car MURRAY HILL for service on the FEDERAL EXPRESS and was sold to the New Haven on 31 December 1948, where it gained the number 789. After witdrawal from Pullman lease on 11 Febrary 1955, it was designated as a business car and renumbered 4, a number it kept through several ownership changes before coming to the TSU.
Photo Date:  8/1/1978  Upload Date: 9/24/2010 3:03:50 PM
Location:  Sapulpa, OK
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives:  TSU 102(SW1) TSU 101(SW1)
Views:  1176   Comments: 3
Title:  Cabooses
Description:  A Missouri Pacific SW8 switches an unidentified L&N caboose, Southern X479 and MP 13040 at the railroad's Avondale Yard, just west of New Orleans. (date approximate)
Photo Date:  12/1/1976  Upload Date: 8/31/2010 12:50:17 PM
Location:  Avondale, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver, Jr.
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard
Views:  1054   Comments: 1
Eastbound Coal
Title:  Eastbound Coal
Description:  A 45-car AEPX coal train was stopped at Minturn, Colorado for a crew change, a helper, and a meet. The train's road power was SD45 5334, GP40-2 3125, GP40 3069 and GP30 3026, while 30 cars back six more geeps were being cut in for the climb up to Tennessee Pass. The helper set consisted of GP40-2 3107, GP40 3065, GP40-2's 3113 and 3110, GP35 3047 and GP40 3097, giving the train a total of 29,350 horsepower to move 6,000 tons! In the next 21 miles, the train would climb from 7,820 feet here to 10,200 feet at the east end of the Tennessee Pass Tunnel. Eighteen miles were on a 3% grade, while the middle three were slightly less than 2%. Before this line was closed to through traffic by the Union Pacific in 1996, Tennessee Pass was the highest mainline location in North America.
Photo Date:  8/9/1978  Upload Date: 4/27/2010 3:19:29 PM
Location:  Minturn, CO
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  DRGW 5334(SD45)
Views:  1512   Comments: 1
SOU 2923
Title:  SOU 2923
Description:  It's about 4:45 P.M. on a Friday afternoon as New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal SW8 No. 3 pulls Southern E8A's 6912 and 2923 out of the station. The two units had arrived at 3:25 on a 13-car ORANGE BELT TOUCHDOWN CLUB special, en route from Florida to Baton Rouge. The train moved from Florida to Birmingham over the SCL, and then into New Orleans over the Southern. It headed into NOUPT, then a few minutes later Illinois Central E-units 4027 and 2021 backed onto the opposite end of the train, and it left for Baton Rouge at 4:30. This was the last football special to LSU! The train left Baton Rouge the next evening, after LSU beat Florida 48-7, arrived in NOUPT at midnight, and left for Florida at 1:30 Sunday morning.

The train was made up entirely of former Seaboard Coast Line cars, all owned by Amtrak: 4-section/4-roomette/1-compartment/5-bedroom 6406 PINEHURST as a dormitory (still lettered SEABOARD), diners 5916 and 5922, 10-roomette/6-bedroom cars 6636 DARLINGTON COUNTY, 6627 WEST PALM BEACH and 6637 DUVAL COUNTY, 11-bedroom car 6108 NATURAL BRIDGE, blunt-end lounge 5831, diner 5905, 11-bedroom car 6111 MOUNT VERNON, and 10-6 sleepers 6628 WINTER HAVEN, 6623 ST. PETERSBURG and 6638 EDGECOMBE COUNTY.
Photo Date:  10/8/1971  Upload Date: 5/20/2009 11:11:03 AM
Location:  New Orleans - NOUPT, LA
Author:  James H. Selzer, Jr.
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  SOU 2923(E8A)
Views:  2109   Comments: 1
L&NW FP7A 49
Title:  L&NW FP7A 49
Description:  This sharp-looking FP7 was built in January 1950 as Western Pacific 805A. After 20 years of hauling the CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR between Salt Lake City and Oakland, WP traded it in to GE in August 1972. GE sold it to the Wellsville, Addison & Galeton the next month, but it never received a WAG number. It moved to the Louisiana & North West in 1976 and was photographed early the next year sitting outside the railroad's Gibsland engine house in very fresh L&NW paint. It was sold to the Portola Railroad Museum in July 1986 and restored as WP 805A.
Photo Date:  2/7/1977  Upload Date: 2/22/2010 11:35:06 AM
Location:  Gibsland, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  LNW 49(FP7A)
Views:  1691   Comments: 1
MP Train FN
Title:  MP Train FN
Description:  Missouri Pacific SD40-2's 3171 and 3128 drop down the east side of the Huey P. Long Bridge with Ft. Worth-New Orleans train FN.
Photo Date:  11/22/1981  Upload Date: 2/12/2010 2:51:21 PM
Location:  Jefferson, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  MP 3171(SD40-2) MP 3128(SD40-2)
Views:  872   Comments: 1
Southern No. 168
Title:  Southern No. 168
Description:  Southern Railway train No. 168 heads north out of Oliver Yard in New Orleans behind GP38's 2726 and 2742, GP38-2 5052 and GP30 2625. The lead unit is crossing the Southern's BACK BELT and the trailing loco is on Florida Boulevard. The train had 89 cars with cabooses X334 and X772. The diesel shop -- which was subsequently razed to enlarge the intermodal yard -- is in the upper center of the photo and the yard office is at the upper right. The photo was taken from the Almonaster Avenue overpass.
Photo Date:  10/9/1981  Upload Date: 2/5/2010 10:15:11 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  SOU 2726(GP38)
Views:  1277   Comments: 2
Crescent and Daylight
Title:  Crescent and Daylight
Description:  For many years its was Amtrak's practice to add cars to the northbound CRESCENT and removed them from the southbound train at Atlanta, resulting in a much smaller consist at New Orleans. This was a continuation of the Southern Railway's procedure with the SOUTHERN CRESCENT. During the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition, Amtrak ran almost all of the train -- except for the extra mail cars -- all the way into New Orleans to accomodate fair goers. While attendence at the Fair fell well below the projected estimate, and train ridership never met expextations; during this time the CRESCENT was a very impressive train!

It's 6:45 P.M. at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal and the early evening sun was reflecting off of the nose of F40 260 as it and the 262 had just backed in on track 5 with a 17-car train. The train's consist was baggage car 1172 SILVER TREASURE, baggage-dormitory car 1624, coaches 4733, 4737, 4637, 4711, 4639, and 4018, Amfleet lounge 28020, diner 8519, 10-6 sleepers 2436 PACIFIC CREST, 2438 PACIFIC CASTLE and un-named 2903, un-named 11-double-bedroom car 2233, lounge 3109, and coaches 4716 and 4702.

Across the platform on track 6 is the WORLD'S FAIR DAYLIGHT, which would depart for Oregon the next morning. The DAYLIGHT had GS-4 4-8-4 4449, water car PNWC 4219, combine PNWC 3300 MILN D. GILESPIE, sleeper-lounge PNWC 600 MT. HOOD, coaches SW 542 SONOMA, SW 544 MENDOCINO, SW 546 HUMBOLDT, SW 507 SHASTA, SW 511 STANISLAUS, PAR 2397, SW 500 SAN JOAQUIN, SW 518 TUOLUMNE, and GW 598 RED RIVER, diner SW 156 LAKE PEPIN and observation-lounge GS 1290 APPEKUNNY MOUNTAIN. (GW was Great Western Tours, GS was Grant Supply, PAR was Pacific Railroad Society, PNWC was Pacific Northwest Chapter-NRHS, and SW was Sierra Western.)

The DAYLIGHT had arrived in New Orleans the previous Saturday, and SP 4449 had spent the week parked outside the Fair site. UP 4-8-4 8444 was on display inside the Fair, so for a week there were two big Northern's at the Fair. That's the photographer's Volkswagen RABBIT on the left.
Photo Date:  6/8/1984  Upload Date: 2/4/2010 11:24:19 AM
Location:  New Orleans - NOUPT, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 260(F40PHR) SP 4449(4-8-4)
Views:  2469   Comments: 2
Super Bowl XX
Title:  Super Bowl XX
Description:  It's the Sunday of Super Bowl XX at the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal engine house, and a couple of visitors are brightening up the landscape! Southern Pacific SDP45's 3201 and 3207 had arrived the previous day on a 15-car Super Bowl Special. On the same track are P30CH 708 and a sibling, next to them are F40's 262 and 264, and two tracks over are P30's 716 and 706 with F40's 328 and 323. Even more units, including an Amtrak E9A, SDP40F and two Seaboard System F-units, were behind the photographer.
Photo Date:  1/26/1986  Upload Date: 1/30/2010 7:52:15 PM
Location:  New Orleans - NOUPT, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SP 3201(SDP45) SP 3207(SDP45)
Views:  1771   Comments: 1
L&D 1501
Title:  L&D 1501
Description:  Louisiana & Delta CF7 1501 -- the CITY OF NEW IBERIA -- rests amid the lush vegetation at Avery Island, on the end of the railroad's Salt Mine Branch. The train was the second of two excursions operated by the L&D to celebrate its fifth anniversary. Behind the 1501 were flat car GVSR 8422 with a portable generator, ex-NYC sleeper-lounge LAUREL STREAM, ex-NYC sleeper-lounge-observation BONNIE BROOK, and L&D CF7 1500 PATOUTVILLE. The 1501 was built in November 1946 as ATSF F3A 19L, rebuilt by the Santa Fe into CF7 2622 in May 1972, and purchased by the L&D in December 1987. It was the second L&D unit with this name; the first one was SW1200 number 1200.
Photo Date:  5/25/1992  Upload Date: 1/19/2010 11:37:31 AM
Location:  Avery Island, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  LDRR 1501(CF7)
Views:  1787   Comments: 4
NS Train 40
Title:  NS Train 40
Description:  Norfolk Southern train No. 40 heads north through York, Alabama with GP38-2's 5149 and 5157 and about a dozen cars. This job left Meridian, Mississippi in the afternoon, ran up the former Alabama Great Southern main line 70 miles to Akron, Alabama; and then returned home as No. 39. The track in the left background was the beginning of a 10-miles branch to Lilita, Alabama. At one time, this was a through line to Rome, Georgia. The Burlington Northern (ex-Frisco/Alabama, Tennessee & Northern) interchange track and overpass are on the right.
Photo Date:  4/9/1985  Upload Date: 12/27/2009 11:17:57 AM
Location:  York, AL
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SOU 5149(GP38-2)
Views:  981   Comments: 1
SP NW2E 1310
Title:  SP NW2E 1310
Description:  Rebuilt SP NW2 1310 derailed while switching the the Louisiana Menhaden Co. fish meal plant at Holmwood. This was at milepost 9.5 on the LAKE ARTHUR BRANCH, about nine miles south-southwest of Lake Charles. The caboose in the background was Cotton Belt 12.
Photo Date:  9/20/1977  Upload Date: 6/25/2007 3:44:34 PM
Location:  Holmwood, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Track,Action
Locomotives:  SP 1310(NW2)
Views:  2475   Comments: 2
KCS Train 53
Title:  KCS Train 53
Description:  KCS train #53 rolls across the Bonnet Carre Spillway, between Laplace and Norco, Louisiana. The train is nearing the end of its journey from Dallas to the Seaboard System's Gentilly Yard in New Orleans. No. 53 has GP40 785, F7A slug 4055, and GP40-2 796 with 144 cars.
Photo Date:  7/7/1983  Upload Date: 11/9/2006 10:47:23 PM
Location:  Norco, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 795(GP40) KCS 796(GP40-2) KCS 4055(Road Slug)
Views:  1792   Comments: 2
KCS No. 53
Title:  KCS No. 53
Description:  KCS train No. 53 is on the CSX with an NS crew as it crosses the NS at N.E. Tower. NS engineer Dave Honold is photographing the photographer, while CSX operator Earl Hampton gives the train a roll-by inspection. No. 53 originated in Dallas and will terminate at the CSX Gentilly Yard, just two miles away. Today's train has GP40 757 (ex-Conrail), GP40 778 (ex-ICG), and GP40-2 799 (built new for the KCS). N.E. Tower was closed in September 1990, and control of the crossing was transferred to the NS in Birmingham
Photo Date:  4/18/1987  Upload Date: 12/12/2009 7:28:27 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Christopher M. Palmieri
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 757(GP40)
Views:  1738   Comments: 8
Title:  Alcos
Description:  All three of the Louisiana Midland's ex-ICG/GM&O RS1's congregate in Jena, just east of the depot. From left to right, these are the 1107, 1120 and 1111.
Photo Date:  2/19/1977  Upload Date: 11/28/2009 10:54:44 AM
Location:  Jena, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Roster,Scenic
Locomotives:  LOAM 1107(RS1) LOAM 1120(RS1) LOAM 1111(RS1)
Views:  1591   Comments: 1
Daylight and Green Diamond
Title:  Daylight and Green Diamond
Description:  We're standing along the parallel Illinois Central Gulf and New Orleans Public Belt tracks near Jefferson Avenue, where the two main lines of each railroad cross. ICG GP10 8114, SD20 2024 and GP40 3031 are heading away from us, going to Mays Yard after delivering intermodal train No. 55 to the railroad's IMX (InterModal eXchange) at Nashville Ave. and the Mississippi River. Espee 4449 is sitting on the New Orleans Public Belt westbound main track, after having spent a week on display at the 1984 Louisiana World's Fair. Earlier this morning an NOPB switch engine had moved it from the fair site to here, and it is waiting for an ICG switch engine to accompany it to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The Daylight and its matched set of cars left for home in Portland, Oregon the next morning. Daylight engineer Doyle McCormack has placed the number "5" in the locomotive's train numbers boxes. Number 5 was the westbound ARGONAUT, the secondary train between New Orleans and Los Angeles.
Photo Date:  6/8/1984  Upload Date: 6/11/2009 2:58:03 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  IC 3031(GP40) SP 4449(4-8-4)
Views:  1332   Comments: 0
Shortline Meet
Title:  Shortline Meet
Description:  A pair of Louisiana & North West F7A's and a trio of North Louisiana & Gulf MP15DC's were executing the daily "Gibsland Shuffle" when the inbound trains of both railroads swapped cars, and then the outbound trains departed.
Photo Date:  2/7/1977  Upload Date: 8/23/2007 11:00:04 PM
Location:  Gibsland, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Locomotives:  LNW 47(F7A) NLG 45(MP15DC)
Views:  1331   Comments: 2
SOU 6903
Title:  SOU 6903
Description:  Four miles after leaving New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal, Southern passenger trains reached home rails at East City Junction. Here, NOUPT's Eastern Connection connected with a Southern subsidiary, the New Orleans Terminal Co. In this view, the northbound SOUTHERN CRESCENT in on the NOTCO, passing under the southbound home signal protecting East City Junction. The train has E8A's 6903, 6901, 6912 and 6907 with eight cars: baggage-dormitory 706; coaches 834, 833 and Amtrak 5667; 10-6 sleepers 2008 PACOLET RIVER and Amtrak 2603 PACIFIC BEND, diner 3869, and dome coach 1613.
Photo Date:  4/8/1977  Upload Date: 6/4/2009 11:52:46 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  SOU 6903(E8A)
Views:  1524   Comments: 0
Title:  Bump
Description:  On a foggy morning in October low-nose SP GP9 3712 pushes the ICG's New Orleans wreck train into the West High Curve of the Huey P. Long Bridge. Just beyond the wrecker, and on the opposite track, is SP GP9E 3387 and - sticking up in the air - SP caboose 1274. The 1274 was on the rear of a westbound train that was stuck on the bridge behind an MP train. For some reason, the MP could not take their train into their yard; so the SP decided to send some engines over from the east side of the river and pull their train back off of the bridge. Anyhow, it was a dark and foggy night, and SP 3387 coupled into the 1274 just a little too hard, causing it to jack-knief like this; and now the ICG wrecker has come to make things right!
Photo Date:  10/25/1978  Upload Date: 11/25/2009 4:32:18 PM
Location:  Bridge City, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Scenic,Wreck
Locomotives:  SP 3712(GP9)
Views:  1344   Comments: 4
SSW 5002
Title:  SSW 5002
Description:  The SP-L&N-SCL run-through train from Houston to Jacksonville is passing through New Orleans on the L&N with locomotives from four different railroads: SSW GP30 5002, SP GP35 6535, SCL U33B 1724 and L&N GP30 1049. The lead unit is crossing the Peoples Avenue Canal, and the train is about to cross the main line of the Southern Railway at N.E. Tower.
Photo Date:  5/9/1977  Upload Date: 11/26/2009 8:42:37 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  SSW 5002(GP30)
Views:  1683   Comments: 4
The New U.P.
Title:  The New U.P.
Description:  It was a couple of years after the 1982 MP-WP-UP merger before Union Pacific and Western Pacific locomotives became common on the Missouri Pacific around New Orleans, so it was a real treat to find units from all three roads outside the diesel shop at Avondale yard. From left to right are WP GP40 3531 (with UP SD45 No. 21), UP SD40-2 3785, and MP GP38-2's 2166 and 2205.
Photo Date:  12/15/1984  Upload Date: 11/24/2009 4:07:36 PM
Location:  Avondale, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  WP 3531(GP40) UP 3785(SD40-2)
Views:  872   Comments: 4
GM&O Canal Yard
Title:  GM&O Canal Yard
Description:  Just a year before the GM&O disappeared into the ICG, SP RSD12/DL702's 2970 and 2951 pause next to a set of GM&O geeps in the latter railroad's Canal Yard, as the two roads interchange cars.
Photo Date:  10/1/1971  Upload Date: 11/24/2009 10:13:09 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  James H. Selzer, Jr.
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  GMO 603(GP35) SP 2970(RSD12)
Views:  2028   Comments: 3
DeQueen & Eastern GP40 D7
Title:  DeQueen & Eastern GP40 D7
Description:  The D-7 was the first of four GP40's bought new by the DeQueen & Eastern / Texas Oklahoma & Eastern, and was photographed outside the DQ&E shop at DeQueen, Arkansas. The two railroads subsequently bought three new GP40-2's and three ex-Conrail GP40's. The D-7 was confirmed as frame no. 5704-1 and serial no. 31855, built in August 1966.
Photo Date:  2/9/1975  Upload Date: 7/6/2009 11:17:21 AM
Location:  DeQueen, AR
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DQE D-7(GP40)
Views:  1024   Comments: 0
SP 150
Title:  SP 150
Description:  Southern Pacific office car 150 SUNSET was on the westbound SUNSET at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The AUTOMAT car just ahead provided a contrast in dining accommodations! (approximate date)
Photo Date:  3/1/1972  Upload Date: 5/22/2009 2:20:30 PM
Location:  New Orleans - NOUPT, LA
Author:  James H. Selzer, Jr.
Categories:  RollingStock,Passenger
Views:  1943   Comments: 0
C&O 3532
Title:  C&O 3532
Description:  A Westbound SP Sprint Train on the NS New Orleans Terminal at I-10 - C&O 3532, CSXT 6057, and CSXT 6761.
Photo Date:  2/27/1988  Upload Date: 3/27/2009 9:14:42 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  CO 3532(GP35)
Views:  918   Comments: 0
SCL 1740, SBD 2719, and SBD 6028
Title:  SCL 1740, SBD 2719, and SBD 6028
Description:  Seaboard System New Orleans-Birmingham train No. 470 crosses the Rigolets Drawbridge, 26 miles east of Gentilly Yard in New Orleans. The Rigolets is a pass which connects Lake Pontchartrain -- off to the right -- with the Gulf of Mexico on the left, and the New Orleans city limit is on the far shore. The slide was taken through the windshield of a helicopter, which explains the poor quality of the image.
Photo Date:  9/12/1984  Upload Date: 3/27/2009 9:01:45 AM
Location:  Rigolets, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  SCL 1740(U33B) SBD 2719(U23B) SBD 6028(GP38-2)
Views:  1838   Comments: 7
MP 3182
Title:  MP 3182
Description:  A trio of MP SD40-2's prepares to take a transfer run from Race Street Yard -- along the Mississipppi River near downtown -- across the Mississippi River to Avondale Yard. Race Steet Yard was closed in early 1984, and the land was used as the primary parking lot for the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition. The track in the foreground, parallel to the train, belongs to the ICG.
Photo Date:  6/6/1980  Upload Date: 2/4/2009 9:10:39 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MP 3182(SD40-2)
Views:  848   Comments: 0
Grain Train
Title:  Grain Train
Description:  An interesting assortment of locomotives lead a southbound grain train across Pass Manchac, about 40 miles north of New Orleans. When this photo was taken, grain trains usually ran with a caboose on each end, as the power had to run around the train in Kenner before heading up the former Y&MV line to the elevators along the Mississippi River.
Photo Date:  9/22/1979  Upload Date: 2/27/2008 8:13:34 PM
Location:  Manchac, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  ICG 8216(GP10) ICG 6056(SD40) IC 5058(U33C)
Views:  2897   Comments: 12
CAGY 604 and CAGY 601
Title:  CAGY 604 and CAGY 601
Description:  On a westbound train at Columbus.
Photo Date:  10/4/1980  Upload Date: 10/22/2007 11:46:49 AM
Location:  Columbus, MS
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CAGY 601(DRS6-4-1500) CAGY 604(DRS6-4-1500)
Views:  1426   Comments: 1
SP FP7A 6454
Title:  SP FP7A 6454
Description:  Amtrak's westbound SUNSET was about five minutes out of New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal, as viewed from the Jefferson Davis Parkway overpass. The train consisted of SP FP7A's 6454 and 6457, F7B 8290, and FP7A 6447 with 14 cars: baggage car 1002, low-level coaches 5231, 4447 and ATSF 2826; high-level coaches 9910, 9932, 9943 and 9901; diner 8035, dormitory-lounge 3390, diner SP 10211, 11-bedroom sleeper STAR CREST, 16-4 SCL ORIOLE and transcontinental 10-6 2759 PALM SUMMIT. The SP F-units always smoked like this when they first left the station, after being parked all night. That's the Louisiana SUPERDOME under construction in the background.
Photo Date:  8/24/1973  Upload Date: 7/4/2007 9:04:35 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  SP 6454(FP7A)
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