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By:The Rooster
Dates:1/1/2008 - 12/31/2008
Album Info:General New Orleans area train pictures
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CSXT 5956 with transfer cut crom CN in New Orleans
Title:  CSXT 5956 with transfer cut crom CN in New Orleans
Description:  CSX job Y-305 with CSXT 5956 running hammerhead style passes eastbound through New Orleans's City Park on the Norfolk Southern's "Back Belt" line as it brings a transfer cut from Canadian National Railway's ex-IC Mays yard in Metairie, Louisiana. Much of the traffic in this train came from the numerous chemical plants along the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Photo Date:  2/24/2008  Upload Date: 6/13/2008 12:04:13 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  CSX 5956(B40-8)
Views:  399   Comments: 0
CSXT 5956 with transfer cut crom CN in New Orleans
Title:  CSXT 5956 with transfer cut crom CN in New Orleans
Description:  CSX job Y-305 with CSXT 5956 running hammerhead style passes eastbound through New Orleans's City Park on the Norfolk Southern's "Back Belt" line as it brings a transfer cut from Canadian National Railway's ex-IC Mays yard in Metairie, Louisiana. Much of the traffic in this train came from the numerous chemical plants along the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The lanes of Interstate Highway 610 can be seen at right.
Photo Date:  2/24/2008  Upload Date: 6/13/2008 12:05:22 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  CSX 5956(B40-8)
Views:  356   Comments: 0
CSXT 5956 with transfer cut crom CN in New Orleans
Title:  CSXT 5956 with transfer cut crom CN in New Orleans
Description:  A going-away shot of CSX job Y-305 eastbound on the Norfolk Southern's Back Belt line as it brings a transfer cut from Canadian National Railway's ex-IC Mays yard. Much of the traffic in this train came from the numerous chemical plants along the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Note the BCRail boxcar. The parking lot seen at right is for the LSU Dental School, which is just out of the picture across Florida Avenue.
Photo Date:  2/24/2008  Upload Date: 6/13/2008 12:06:18 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  CSX 5956(B40-8)
Views:  367   Comments: 0
NS to CN transfer returning to NS's Oliver Yard in New Orleans at Frenchman Street
Title:  NS to CN transfer returning to NS's Oliver Yard in New Orleans at Frenchman Street
Description:  Right behind the returning CSX-to-CN transfer job, Norfolk Southern's own transfer to the CN is returning to its base at NS's Olvier Yard on NS trackage. Here, it is stopped at the Frenchman Street signals. This is train AN-41.
Photo Date:  2/24/2008  Upload Date: 6/13/2008 12:07:27 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  NS 6567(SD60)
Views:  289   Comments: 0
L&N Junction - eastward view
Title:  L&N Junction - eastward view
Description:  This is a view looking eastward on Norfolk Southern's Back Belt line. The long-unused interlocking tower on the left is L&N Junction tower. This is where the CSX mainline (formerly L&N) meets the NS Back Belt. Prior to 1950s, the L&N trackage crossed here and went down Elysian Fields avenue all the way to the Mississippi River. Three parallel tracks can be seen here. The one in the immediate foreground is the "Freight Lead". Behind it can be seen the "North Main" of the NS Back Belt, and the "South Main" can be seen to the left of it past the curve. Switches can be seen where the CSX mainline joins from behind the tower. A yard job working NS's Oliver Yard is seen in the distance, and the train is occupying part of the Freight Lead. Part of an arch span of the Elysian Fields overpass can be sen around the top and left frames of the picture. The next bridge in the distance is I-10. Behind it is the Franklin Avenue overpass.
Photo Date:  2/24/2008  Upload Date: 6/13/2008 12:07:51 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Views:  294   Comments: 0
NS to CN transfer returning to NS's Oliver Yard in New Orleans at Frenchman Street
Title:  NS to CN transfer returning to NS's Oliver Yard in New Orleans at Frenchman Street
Description:  Norfolk Southern's transfer to the CN is returning to its base at NS's Olvier Yard on NS trackage. Here, it is stopped at the Frenchman Street signals. This is train AN-41. The Florida Avenue Canal is seen in the left foreground.
Photo Date:  2/24/2008  Upload Date: 6/13/2008 12:08:37 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  NS 6567(SD60)
Views:  402   Comments: 0
NS to CN transfer returning to NS's Oliver Yard in New Orleans at Frenchman Street
Title:  NS to CN transfer returning to NS's Oliver Yard in New Orleans at Frenchman Street
Description:  In case any viewer might think that this image isn't properly rotated, the Southern cantilever signals at Frenchman Street really do cantilever more than they are supposed to do so! The sloping wires just above it also add to the optical illusion. Norfolk Southern's transfer to the CN is returning to its base at NS's Olvier Yard on NS trackage. Here, it is stopped at the Frenchman Street signals. This is train AN-41. The Florida Avenue Canal is seen in the left foreground, and Florida Avenue is seen at the lower right corner.
Photo Date:  2/24/2008  Upload Date: 6/13/2008 12:09:07 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  NS 6567(SD60)
Views:  286   Comments: 1
CSX train Q-601-21
Title:  CSX train Q-601-21
Description:  This view shows the southwestern corner of CSX's vast empire. CSX train Q-601 is leaving CSX trackage at L&N Junction and moving onto the South Main of the Norfolk Southern Railway's "Back Belt" line. The Q-601 is a run-through train to the Union Pacific at Avondale. Most of the traffic on this train will go to Englewood Yard, the UP's ex-SP yard in Houston, Texas. This train originates in Waycross, Georgia. I-10 can be seen in the background.
Photo Date:  2/24/2008  Upload Date: 6/13/2008 12:09:43 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  CSX 7345(C40-8W)
Views:  1628   Comments: 0
NS to CN transfer returning to NS's Oliver Yard in New Orleans at Frenchman Street
Title:  NS to CN transfer returning to NS's Oliver Yard in New Orleans at Frenchman Street
Description:  The AN-41 is now of the move. The NS yard job that was occupying the Freight Lead has now cleared, and the AN-41 will soon pass by CSX's Q-601.
Photo Date:  2/24/2008  Upload Date: 6/13/2008 12:10:15 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  NS 6567(SD60)
Views:  385   Comments: 0
NS's transfer returning from the CN passes UP-bound CSX train Q-601-21 at Frenchman Street on NS Back Belt
Title:  NS's transfer returning from the CN passes UP-bound CSX train Q-601-21 at Frenchman Street on NS Back Belt
Description:  NS's transfer returning from the CN passes UP-bound CSX train Q-601-21 at Frenchman Street on NS Back Belt
Photo Date:  2/24/2008  Upload Date: 6/13/2008 12:10:44 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  NS 6567(SD60)
Views:  310   Comments: 0
NS's transfer returning from the CN passes UP-bound CSX train Q-601-21 at Frenchman Street on NS Back Belt
Title:  NS's transfer returning from the CN passes UP-bound CSX train Q-601-21 at Frenchman Street on NS Back Belt
Description:  NS's transfer returning from the CN passes UP-bound CSX train Q-601-21 at Frenchman Street on NS Back Belt
Photo Date:  2/24/2008  Upload Date: 6/13/2008 12:11:11 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  NS 6567(SD60)
Views:  286   Comments: 0
Union Pacifc train ILBNO comes to a stop at Frenchman Street on Norflok Southern's Back Belt trackage
Title:  Union Pacifc train ILBNO comes to a stop at Frenchman Street on Norflok Southern's Back Belt trackage
Description:  Typically, a fleet of eastbound and northbound trains get turned loose on the NS Back Belt after the 07:10 departure of Amtrak's CRESCENT, and this morning was no exception. After waiting on the returning CSX and NS transfer runs, UP train ILBNO grinds to a halt at Frenchman Street as it waits for the AN-41 to get out of the way. The ILBNO (Intermodal - Long Beach, Ca., to New Orleans, La.) is actually a run-trough intermodal train to the CSX, contrary to what its name suggests. (In the past, it carried New Orleans intermodal traffic, but no more.) The ILBNO, which carries international cargo, becomes CSX train Q192 to Atlanta, Georgia.
Photo Date:  2/24/2008  Upload Date: 6/13/2008 12:11:44 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  UP 3890(SD70M)
Views:  288   Comments: 0
Union Pacifc train ILBNO comes to a stop at Frenchman Street on Norflok Southern's Back Belt trackage
Title:  Union Pacifc train ILBNO comes to a stop at Frenchman Street on Norflok Southern's Back Belt trackage
Description:  After waiting on the returning CSX and NS transfer runs, UP train ILBNO grinds to a halt at Frenchman Street as it waits for the AN-41 to get out of the way. (It's tail end was just past the Freight Lead switch.) Contrary to what its name suggests, the ILBNO (Intermodal - Long Beach, Ca., to New Orleans, La.) is actually a run-trough intermodal train to the CSX. (In the past, it carried New Orleans intermodal traffic, but no more.) The ILBNO, which carries international cargo, becomes CSX train Q192 to Atlanta, Georgia. About a thousand feet behind the locomotive, the train is stopped over Broad Street. Florida Avenue is seen at the lower left frame.
Photo Date:  2/24/2008  Upload Date: 6/13/2008 12:12:13 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  UP 3890(SD70M)
Views:  271   Comments: 0
UP train QLINSB on NS trackage crosses Bayou St. John in New Orleans
Title:  UP train QLINSB on NS trackage crosses Bayou St. John in New Orleans
Description:  A fourth eastbound/northbound train! UP train QLINSB on NS trackage crosses Bayou St. John in New Orleans. The QLINSB is a run-through train originating at the UP's hump yard at Livonia, Louisiana. It terminates on the Norfolk Southern in New Orleans, but a large block of it goes northbound to Birmingham, Alabama, (hence the "B" at the end of the train's name) on a northbound NS train.
Photo Date:  2/24/2008  Upload Date: 6/13/2008 12:12:43 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  NS 6742(SD60I)
Views:  441   Comments: 1
UP train QLINSB on NS trackage crosses Bayou St. John in New Orleans
Title:  UP train QLINSB on NS trackage crosses Bayou St. John in New Orleans
Description:  UP train QLINSB on NS trackage crosses Bayou St. John in New Orleans. The QLINSB is a run-through train originating at the UP's hump yard at Livonia, Louisiana. It terminates on the Norfolk Southern in New Orleans, but a large block of it goes northbound to Birmingham, Alabama, (hence the "B" at the end of the train's name) on a northbound NS train. The Wisner Boulevard overpass is seen in the back.
Photo Date:  2/24/2008  Upload Date: 6/13/2008 12:13:05 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  NS 6742(SD60I)
Views:  497   Comments: 1
ILBNO parked at Raising Cane's
Title:  ILBNO parked at Raising Cane's
Description:  Union Pacific train ILBNO is parked on the Huey P. Long Bridge right by Raising Cane's
Photo Date:  3/20/2008  Upload Date: 3/20/2008 11:47:23 PM
Location:  Harahan, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  UP 4928(SD70M)
Views:  747   Comments: 3
ILBNO on the move at Raising Cane's
Title:  ILBNO on the move at Raising Cane's
Description:  After train QLINSB ahead of it got permission to move after waiting for a half hour for a welder to finish working on a frog, UP train ILBNO (Intermodal - Long Beach, Ca., to New Orleans) moves down to the foot of the bridge as I watch as I munch on my last chicken finger at Cane's. The ILBNO then had to wait a few hours as at least two trains went up the bridge.
Photo Date:  3/20/2008  Upload Date: 3/20/2008 11:50:49 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  UP 4928(SD70M)
Views:  437   Comments: 0
BNSF trian M-CSXHOU5-20 at Marconi
Title:  BNSF trian M-CSXHOU5-20 at Marconi
Description:  BNSF trian M-CSXHOU5-20 (CSX Gentilly Yard New Orleans to Houston, Tx.) sits behind NS train 393 which just got a UP crew on it and is starting to move toward the HPL bridge. It's unusual for BNSF trains in New Orleans to have UP power.
Photo Date:  3/20/2008  Upload Date: 3/20/2008 11:51:16 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  UP 7757(ES44AC)
Views:  280   Comments: 0
BNSF trian M-CSXHOU5-20 on the move at Marconi
Title:  BNSF trian M-CSXHOU5-20 on the move at Marconi
Description:  BNSF trian M-CSXHOU5-20 is on the move behind NS train 393 which just got a UP crew on it and is starting to move toward the HPL bridge. The concrete works on either side of the bridge are part of the Marconi Drive underpass. The trestle in the immediate foreground crosses the Orleans Avenue canal.
Photo Date:  3/20/2008  Upload Date: 3/20/2008 11:52:08 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  UP 7757(ES44AC)
Views:  353   Comments: 0
BNSF trian M-CSXHOU5-20
Title:  BNSF trian M-CSXHOU5-20
Description:  Rounding the curve toward East City Junction
Photo Date:  3/20/2008  Upload Date: 3/20/2008 11:52:26 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  UP 7757(ES44AC)
Views:  265   Comments: 0
BNSF-to-CSX military train U-BNTNWO1-27 on CSX trackage
Title:  BNSF-to-CSX military train U-BNTNWO1-27 on CSX trackage
Description:  This BNSF-to-CSX military train on CSX trackage is less than a mile from being delivered to CSX's Gentilly Yard where the BNSF shuttle crew that took it across the Mississippi River will detrain. The train traversed BNSF's ex-SP Lafayette Subdivision to get to New Orleans and passed through the eastern end of the subdivision just before the line was shut down for a few hours due to a train colliding with a truck in Parads, Louisiana. This train originated in Beaumont, Texas, the day before.
Photo Date:  3/28/2008  Upload Date: 3/28/2008 9:15:16 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  BNSF 4748(C44-9W)
Views:  3351   Comments: 0
CN yard job relieves dead NOPB train at East Bridge Junction
Title:  CN yard job relieves dead NOPB train at East Bridge Junction
Description:  A New Orleans Public Belt Railway train on its way from Cotton Warehouse Yard in New Orleans to CN's Mays Yard in Metairie with about 60 cars died right in front of East Bridge Tower. A CN crew and locomotive came to drag the train into Mays Yard. This delay tied up the interlocking for about an hour; one UP train bound for the Norfolk Southern had to wait on the bridge for more than an hour.
Photo Date:  3/28/2008  Upload Date: 3/28/2008 9:15:55 PM
Location:  Metairie, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  GTW 5859(GP38-2)
Views:  1319   Comments: 0
CN yard job drags dead NOPB train into Mays Yard
Title:  CN yard job drags dead NOPB train into Mays Yard
Description:  Here's a going-away view of the train after the previous shot. Mays Yard can be seen in the distance as well as Mays Tower.
Photo Date:  3/28/2008  Upload Date: 3/28/2008 9:16:20 PM
Location:  Metairie, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  GTW 5859(GP38-2)
Views:  591   Comments: 0
Gateway Eastern 2000 in KCS's New Orleans Yard
Title:  Gateway Eastern 2000 in KCS's New Orleans Yard
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Photo Date:  3/28/2008  Upload Date: 3/28/2008 9:16:39 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  GWWE 2000(GP38)
Views:  522   Comments: 1
EMDX 70 crossing Jefferson Highway
Title:  EMDX 70 crossing Jefferson Highway
Description:  EMDX 70, one of the first ever SD70ACes, leads part of KCS train M-SHCX across Jefferson Highway on CN trackage toward the New Orleans Public Belt Railway. The M-SHCX originates on the KCS at Shreveport and terminates at CSX Railway's Gentilly Yard on the eastern side of New Orleans.
Photo Date:  5/3/2008  Upload Date: 5/4/2008 10:57:50 AM
Location:  Jefferson, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  EMDX GM70(SD70ACe)
Views:  1410   Comments: 2
KCS train M-CXSH parked on the NOPB with NOPB crew
Title:  KCS train M-CXSH parked on the NOPB with NOPB crew
Description:  While two runners prepare to climb the Mississippi River levee seen to the right, KCS train M-CXSH (Manifest -- CSX New Orleans to Shreveport) waits on the New Orleans Public Belt Railway's "East Main" at Eagle Street. The crew on the train is an NOPB crew, and the conductor can be seen on the ground in front on the locomotive. Shortly after this picture was taken, this train's counterpart - the M-SHCX - arrived with a KCS crew, and the crews swapped trains. The building sitting atop the levee in the distance on the right is the New Orleans headquarters of the US Army Corps of Engineers. The area atop the levee here is frequently visited by runners, joggers, walkers, cyclists, and horseback riders.
Photo Date:  5/3/2008  Upload Date: 5/4/2008 10:58:18 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  TFM 1602(SD70MAC)
Views:  551   Comments: 0
At dusk, KCS's Baton Rouge Turn -- tonight, the LBR333 -- waits to go to the NOPB
Title:  At dusk, KCS's Baton Rouge Turn -- tonight, the LBR333 -- waits to go to the NOPB
Description:  The LBR333 was waiting for permission from East Bridge Tower to go via James Jct and Lambert Jct to the NOPB trackage and onto NOPB's Cotton Warehouse Yard.
Photo Date:  8/9/2008  Upload Date: 8/9/2008 9:29:07 PM
Location:  Metairie, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  KCS 2898(GP40-3)
Views:  532   Comments: 0
QLINSB approaches 7.6 on NS Back Belt - New Orleans
Title:  QLINSB approaches 7.6 on NS Back Belt - New Orleans
Description:  As New Orleans experiences the winds and rains from the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay, Union Pacific train QLINSB is less than a thousand feet and 10 minutes from its interchange with the Norfolk Southern Railway. This Q-train ("Quality") originated at UP's hump yard in Livonia, Louisiana, (hence the "LI" in the symbol.) It is given to the Norfolk Southern (the "NS" in the symbol), and it turns into NS train 314 to Birmingham (the "B" at the end of the symbol) after exchanging some cuts at Oliver Yard.
Photo Date:  8/24/2008  Upload Date: 8/25/2008 9:17:51 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  UP 4071(SD70M)
Views:  522   Comments: 0
NOPB passenger special ascends HPL Bridge
Title:  NOPB passenger special ascends HPL Bridge
Description:  Frequently, usually on Saturdays, the New Orleans Public Belt Railway entertains groups of people on passenger specials that ascend the Huey P. Long Bridge to the superstructure and return to New Orleans. This year, new car LOUISIANA (at right) has been added. In previous years, only the CITY OF NEW ORLEANS car (at left) was on the train. In this view, new bridge spans are seen at left. They were recently added to accommodate highway lanes that will go under them as part of the project of widening the highway lanes of the bridge.
Photo Date:  9/27/2008  Upload Date: 9/28/2008 10:33:01 AM
Location:  Harahan, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  NOPB 2008(MP1500D)
Views:  676   Comments: 1
NOPB passenger special ascends HPL Bridge
Title:  NOPB passenger special ascends HPL Bridge
Description:  Frequently, usually on Saturdays, the New Orleans Public Belt Railway entertains groups of people on passenger specials that ascend the Huey P. Long Bridge to the superstructure and return to New Orleans. This year, new car LOUISIANA (at right) has been added. In previous years, only the CITY OF NEW ORLEANS car (at left) was on the train. Here, we see the train ascending the bridge ahead of NOPB 2008 as it crosses over the elevated lanes of Jefferson Highway.
Photo Date:  9/27/2008  Upload Date: 9/28/2008 10:33:20 AM
Location:  Harahan, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  NOPB 2008(MP1500D)
Views:  606   Comments: 1
NOPB passenger special descends HPL Bridge
Title:  NOPB passenger special descends HPL Bridge
Description:  A New Orleans Public Belt Railway passenger special descends the Huey P. Long Bridge on its way back to New Orleans after giving guests views of the Mississippi River. This year, new car LOUISIANA (at rear) has been added. In previous years, only the CITY OF NEW ORLEANS car (coupled to locomotive) was on the train. In this view, new supports for the upcoming widening of the highway lanes of the bridge can be seen below the superstructure.
Photo Date:  9/27/2008  Upload Date: 9/28/2008 10:33:42 AM
Location:  Harahan, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  NOPB 2008(MP1500D)
Views:  2264   Comments: 12
NOPB passenger special descends HPL Bridge over Jefferson Highway
Title:  NOPB passenger special descends HPL Bridge over Jefferson Highway
Description:  A New Orleans Public Belt Railway passenger special descends the Huey P. Long Bridge on its way back to New Orleans after giving guests views of the Mississippi River. This year, new car LOUISIANA (at rear) has been added. In previous years, only the CITY OF NEW ORLEANS car (coupled to locomotive) was on the train. The elevated highway in the foreground is Jefferson Highway.
Photo Date:  9/27/2008  Upload Date: 9/28/2008 10:33:55 AM
Location:  Harahan, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  NOPB 2008(MP1500D)
Views:  696   Comments: 1
NOPB passenger special approaches East Bridge Tower after descending HPL Bridge.
Title:  NOPB passenger special approaches East Bridge Tower after descending HPL Bridge.
Description:  Parlor car LOUISIANA seen at rear of train that just crossed Central Avenue
Photo Date:  9/27/2008  Upload Date: 9/28/2008 10:34:05 AM
Location:  Jefferson, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  NOPB 2008(MP1500D)
Views:  528   Comments: 2
BNSF track geometry train in Westwego, Louisiana
Title:  BNSF track geometry train in Westwego, Louisiana
Description:  A BNSF track geometry train has just turned on the wye on UP's Gouldsboro Subdivision just across the Mississippi River from New Orleans
Photo Date:  10/2/2008  Upload Date: 10/2/2008 10:11:31 PM
Location:  Westwego, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  BNSF 2703(GP39-2)
Views:  784   Comments: 1
BNSF track geometry train in Bridge City, Louisiana
Title:  BNSF track geometry train in Bridge City, Louisiana
Description:  A BNSF track geometry train has just turned on the wye on UP's Gouldsboro Subdivision just across the Mississippi River from New Orleans. This trackage is within the first 10 miles of the original Texas & Pacific Railway. The completion of the Huey P. Long Bridge (within view of both the crew and the photographer) in the 1930s made this trackage a dead-end branchline.
Photo Date:  10/2/2008  Upload Date: 10/2/2008 10:11:46 PM
Location:  Bridge City, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  BNSF 2703(GP39-2)
Views:  1198   Comments: 2
HLCX 1011 with parked NOGC train in East Harvey
Title:  HLCX 1011 with parked NOGC train in East Harvey
Description:  This is a parked NOGC train led by one of the railroads 'new' locomotives on lease.
Photo Date:  10/14/2008  Upload Date: 10/20/2008 9:05:31 PM
Location:  Harvey, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  HLCX 1011(GP38-3)
Views:  577   Comments: 1
NOGC switcher and Kinder-Morgan train in West Harvey
Title:  NOGC switcher and Kinder-Morgan train in West Harvey
Description:  This is a parked NOGC train adjacent to the Kinder-Morgan tank farm. There was a piece of MofW equipment barely visible behind the last tank car on the cut behind the locomotives. The bridge in the background crosses the Harvey Canal.
Photo Date:  10/14/2008  Upload Date: 10/20/2008 9:05:47 PM
Location:  Marrero, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  NOGC 1036(SW1500)
Views:  644   Comments: 0
Amtrak's northbound CRESCENT leaves NOUPT trackage and entering NS Back Belt
Title:  Amtrak's northbound CRESCENT leaves NOUPT trackage and entering NS Back Belt
Description:  Amtrak train #20 - the northbound CRESCENT - is at the end of the NOUPT (New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal) trackage at East City Junction. It is entering the "North Main" of Norfolk Southern's Back Belt trackage as a UP-bound freight train holds the "South Main" on the right. The track veering of to the left ahead of the NOUPT trackage is the NS's ex-Southern Bernadotte Line, which once went as far as Trem and terminated on Basin Street but now stops at North Alexander Street at the line's last remaining customer, Masonry Products. The concrete piece in the foreground is part of the trestle over the Canal Boulevard underpass. Far off in the distance past the signal bridge, the NS tracks curve to the right and cross Interstate Highway 10 before going to single track and crossing the 17th Street Canal.
Photo Date:  11/22/2008  Upload Date: 11/23/2008 9:49:06 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  AMTK 189(P42DC)
Views:  527   Comments: 1
Amtrak's northbound CRESCENT leaves NOUPT trackage and entering NS Back Belt
Title:  Amtrak's northbound CRESCENT leaves NOUPT trackage and entering NS Back Belt
Description:  Amtrak train #20 - the northbound CRESCENT - leaves the end of the NOUPT (New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal) trackage at East City Junction. It is entering the "North Main" of Norfolk Southern's Back Belt trackage as a UP-bound freight train holds the "South Main" on the right. The track veering of to the left ahead of the NOUPT trackage is the NS's ex-Southern Bernadotte Line, which once went as far as Trem and terminated on Basin Street but now stops at North Alexander Street at the line's last remaining customer, Masonry Products. The concrete piece in the foreground is part of the trestle over the Canal Boulevard underpass. Far off in the distance past the signal bridge, the NS tracks curve to the right and cross Interstate Highway 10 before going to single track and crossing the 17th Street Canal.
Photo Date:  11/22/2008  Upload Date: 11/23/2008 9:49:29 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  AMTK 189(P42DC)
Views:  479   Comments: 0
Amtrak's northbound CRESCENT passes under Frenchmen Street signals on NS Back Belt
Title:  Amtrak's northbound CRESCENT passes under Frenchmen Street signals on NS Back Belt
Description:  Amtrak train #20 - the northbound CRESCENT - passes under the Southern-style cantilever signals at Frencmen Street on the "North Main" of Norfolk Southern's Back Belt trackage. The track coming from the North Main right in front of the train is the "Freight Lead" that leads into NS's Oliver Yard. There, the train will turn north onto NS's NO&NE (New Orleans and Northeastern) mainline on its way north out of the city and, ultimatley, to New York. The canal at the left is the Florida Avenue Canal which parallels its namesake street to the south, just left of the left frame of the image. Far off in the distance, the top of a trestle is visible; this is the Broad Street underpass.
Photo Date:  11/22/2008  Upload Date: 11/23/2008 9:49:58 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  AMTK 189(P42DC)
Views:  496   Comments: 1
Fishermen and Amtrak's northbound CRESCENT
Title:  Fishermen and Amtrak's northbound CRESCENT
Description:  Fishermen fish as Amtrak's northbound CRESCENT begins its journey across Lake Ponchartrain as it leaves New Orleans on a cold Saturday morning. It is a few minutes from its first stop at Slidell, Louisiana.
Photo Date:  11/22/2008  Upload Date: 11/23/2008 10:00:42 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  AMTK 189(P42DC)
Views:  418   Comments: 1
Fishermen and Amtrak's northbound CRESCENT in New Orleans
Title:  Fishermen and Amtrak's northbound CRESCENT in New Orleans
Description:  Fishermen fish as Amtrak's northbound CRESCENT begins its journey across Lake Ponchartrain as it leaves New Orleans on a cold Saturday morning. It is a few minutes from its first stop at Slidell, Louisiana.
Photo Date:  11/22/2008  Upload Date: 11/23/2008 10:01:03 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  AMTK 189(P42DC)
Views:  600   Comments: 5
Amtrak's northbound CRESCENT crossing Lake Ponchartrain leaving New Orleans
Title:  Amtrak's northbound CRESCENT crossing Lake Ponchartrain leaving New Orleans
Description:  Amtrak's northbound CRESCENT is almost finished crossing Lake Ponchartrain about a half-hour after leaving New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal on a cold (for Louisiana) Saturday morning and is about two minutes from its first station stop at Slidell, Louisiana. The US Highway 11 bridge (which the photography speedily crossed to get this image) is seen at left.
Photo Date:  11/22/2008  Upload Date: 11/23/2008 10:01:34 AM
Location:  North Shore, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  AMTK 189(P42DC)
Views:  579   Comments: 0
Amtrak's northbound CRESCENT crossing Lake Ponchartrain leaving New Orleans
Title:  Amtrak's northbound CRESCENT crossing Lake Ponchartrain leaving New Orleans
Description:  Amtrak's northbound CRESCENT is almost finished crossing Lake Ponchartrain about a half-hour after leaving New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal on a cold (for Louisiana) Saturday morning and is about two minutes from its first station stop at Slidell, Louisiana
Photo Date:  11/22/2008  Upload Date: 11/23/2008 10:01:54 AM
Location:  North Shore, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  AMTK 189(P42DC)
Views:  1789   Comments: 2
Amtrak's northbound CRESCENT prepares to leave Slidell, Louisiana.
Title:  Amtrak's northbound CRESCENT prepares to leave Slidell, Louisiana.
Description:  The first station stop for the CRESCENT after leaving New Orleans is Slidell, Louisiana. Slidell owes its existence to the construction of what was then the New Orleans & Northeastern Railroad across Lake Ponchartrain into New Orleans. The NO&NE went from New Orleans to Meridian, Mississippi. Today, it is the southwestern leg of the Norfolk Southern Railway's vast empire. Here in Slidell, several people board the train on its daily northward journey.
Photo Date:  11/22/2008  Upload Date: 11/23/2008 10:02:16 AM
Location:  Slidell, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  AMTK 189(P42DC)
Views:  454   Comments: 1
KCS train M-CXSH forms at NOPB's France Yard
Title:  KCS train M-CXSH forms at NOPB's France Yard
Description:  Parts of what will become KCS train M-CXSH have just been delivered to New Orleans Public Belt Railway's France Yard by a CSX crew. An NOPB crew will work the train and build a Baton Rouge block before it moves the train to NOPB's Cotton Warehouse Yard where a KCS crew will board it and move it for a few miles on NOPB trackage onto KCS's trackage. The sloping bridge in the background is the Interstate Highway 10 bridge crossing the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal.
Photo Date:  11/22/2008  Upload Date: 11/23/2008 10:02:37 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  KCS 4034(SD70ACe)
Views:  574   Comments: 0
EBTX 23101 moves westward on CSX train to UP in New Orleans
Title:  EBTX 23101 moves westward on CSX train to UP in New Orleans
Description:  An odd flat car moves westward on CSX's Y105 moving toward an interchange with the Union Pacific. The pier in the left foreground is a support for the Interstate Highway 10 as it goes over the the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal (which the train just crossed on its own bridge.) In the distance can be seen the Chef Menteur Highway - US Highway 90 - bridge over the canal.
Photo Date:  11/22/2008  Upload Date: 11/23/2008 10:03:04 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  The Rooster
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Locomotives:  CSX 17(AC44CW)
Views:  613   Comments: 0


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