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By:Michael Palmieri
Dates:1/1/1973 - 12/31/1999
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GM&O REBEL
Title:  GM&O REBEL
Description:  Paul Oliver and his little sister Gilda were waiting on the median of Jefferson Davis Parkway in New Orleans to have their picture taken just as the Gulf Mobile & Ohio's northbound REBEL passed behind them, and here was the result. The train was on the Southern Railway about 10 minutes into its trip north. (approximate date)
Photo Date:  6/15/1946  Upload Date: 7/1/2018 12:02:22 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  GILDA OLIVER COLLECTION
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  1663   Comments: 1
L&N LAST RUN
Title:  L&N LAST RUN
Description:  L&N engineer W. Earnest Harper waves from the cab of E8A 785 as he leaves New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal on train No. 8 - the PAN-AMERICAN - for the last time. The 786 was built as Frisco 2009 JET PILOT in February 1950 and purchased by the L&N in 1965.
Photo Date:  4/30/1971  Upload Date: 4/30/2016 2:30:23 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver. Jr. Photo
Categories:  Station
Locomotives: 
Views:  186   Comments: 0
L&N 786
Title:  L&N 786
Description:  L&N E8A's 786 and 785 back into New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal for the last departure on train No. 8 - the PAN-AMERICAN. The 786 and 785 were built as Frisco 2015 TWENTY GRAND and 2009 JET PILOT in 1950 and were purchased by the L&N in 1965.
Photo Date:  4/30/1971  Upload Date: 4/30/2016 2:31:06 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver. Jr. Photo
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  LN 786(E8A)
Views:  429   Comments: 1
L&N Last Run
Title:  L&N Last Run
Description:  This somewhat-fuzzy Instamatic shot recorded the last departure of a regularly-scheduled L&N train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. It was 5PM as the PAN-AMERICAN pulled out behind E8's 785 and 786, both former Frisco units purchased in 1965, with baggage car 1484, heavyweight coach 2555, lightweight coaches 3254 and 3250, lunch-counter/diner/lounge 2801, and 6-6-4 sleeper SHORT LEAF PINE, all for Cincinnati; plus coach 3255 for Jacksonville. L&N was one of few U.S. railroads that ran sleepers with open sections up until the beginning of Amtrak. The commemorative lettering on the nose and side of the 785 was added by railfan Jim Selzer of Slidell, Louisiana. The last southbound PAN-AMERICAN arrived at 11:25 the next morning behind E7A's 779 and 780, and they deadhead out later that day with all of the remaining L&N cars.
Photo Date:  4/30/1971  Upload Date: 3/5/2014 8:15:21 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver, Jr.
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  LN 785(E8A) LN 786(E8A)
Views:  1530   Comments: 1
IC LAST RUN
Title:  IC LAST RUN
Description:  Illinois Central train No. 6 - the PANAMA LIMITED - prepares to leave New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal for the last time behind E8A 4023, E10B 2100 and E9A 4041. The special lettering on the nose was done in the diesel shop.
Photo Date:  4/30/1971  Upload Date: 4/30/2016 2:32:41 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver. Jr. Photo
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  IC 4023(E8A)
Views:  697   Comments: 2
L&N E7A 780
Title:  L&N E7A 780
Description:  It's Amtrak Day -- Saturday 1 May 1971 -- and Louisville & Nashville E7A's 779 and 780 rest at the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal sand tower after having brought the very last L&N passenger train into New Orleans. In a couple of hours, they would back into the station and then leave with all of the L&N's passenger cars that were still there.
Photo Date:  5/1/1971  Upload Date: 6/6/2010 11:31:47 AM
Location:  New Orleans - NOUPT, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver, Jr.
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  LN 780(E7A)
Views:  1084   Comments: 0
Former T&P Units
Title:  Former T&P Units
Description:  All of the units in this image - taken on the east side of the MP engine house at Avondale Yard - were built for the Texas & Pacific, Here are at least three of the T&P's eight SW8's, along with a pair of F7A's MP 8000-8007 were built as Texas & Pacific 811-818 in January 1952, for use as light road switchers. Notice that the 8002 still has is original oscillating headlight assembly, while this has been removed from the 8003. F7A's 857 and 908 are former T&P 1558 and 1507, and SW8 8000 is parked behind the 8002. (approximate month and day)
Photo Date:  6/15/1971  Upload Date: 1/8/2015 10:55:07 AM
Location:  Avondale, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver, Jr.
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MP 8002(SW8) MP 8003(SW8) MP 857(F7A)
Views:  1231   Comments: 0
MP F7A 857
Title:  MP F7A 857
Description:  Missouri Pacific F7A 857 found itself surrounded by SW8's outside the diesel shop at Avondale Yard. All of the locomotives had been built for the T&P and were in familiar territory. The 857 was briefly renumbered 1857 to make way for a new GP38-2, and it was retired in April 1973. The switchers lasted until 1979-1981, when they were remanufactured into slugs. (approximate date)
Photo Date:  6/15/1971  Upload Date: 2/25/2017 4:29:04 PM
Location:  Avondale, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver. Jr. Photo
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MP 857(F7A)
Views:  306   Comments: 1
Amtrak No. 1
Title:  Amtrak No. 1
Description:  Five Southern Pacific F-units were powering Amtrak train No. 1, the westbound SUNSET, passed the Gibbons Feeds building on their way out of New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The image was taken about two months after the inauguration of Amtrak, but could have been taken in the previous decade. The Gibbons Feeds building was a long-time landmark at this location, and was razed soon after this photo was taken. (approximate date)
Photo Date:  7/14/1971  Upload Date: 7/28/2017 5:15:58 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  PAUL H. OLIVER, JR. photo
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SP 6455(FP7A)
Views:  292   Comments: 0
L&N 2321
Title:  L&N 2321
Description:  Louisville & Nashville S2 2321 was running along North Tarragona Street on its way from Goulding Yard to interchange with the Frisco and switch the Port of Pensacola. (approximate month and day)
Photo Date:  7/15/1971  Upload Date: 3/1/2014 6:02:18 PM
Location:  Pensacola, FL
Author:  Paul H. Oliver, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  LN 2321(S2)
Views:  926   Comments: 2
Amtrak Turbo 50
Title:  Amtrak Turbo 50
Description:  Three months after Amtrak began running trains, it sent United Aircraft TURBOTRAIN set 50/51 on a nationwide tour to show Americans what the future of passenger travel would look like. Things didn't quite work out the way Amtrak showed us, but here was Paul Oliver in font of power car 50 while the train was on display at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The gold stripes on the train were actually black SCOTCHLITE, and the young woman on the left was wearing a purple SMILE A WHILE ON THE TURBOTRAIN sticker. The train had just arrived on the Southern Railway and left two days later on the Southern Pacific, and several of us got to ride it to Lafayette. Illinois Central coach 2504 had been built in October 1946 as Chicago & Eastern Illinois 463 VERMILLION TRAIL and was purchased by the IC in 1961.
Photo Date:  8/18/1971  Upload Date: 9/21/2017 12:26:03 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  unknown
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 50(Turbotrain)
Views:  355   Comments: 0
KCS Train
Title:  KCS Train
Description:  Kansas City Southern F3A 95 and a pair of unidentified B-units were pulling a northbound train out of the railroad's West Yard and across Labarre Road. The 95 may have been unique in that it had red stripes, while most white units had yellow ones. At this location, the train was heading right into the morning sun.
Photo Date:  2/18/1972  Upload Date: 12/3/2016 12:59:04 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver. Jr. Photo
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 95(F7A)
Views:  312   Comments: 1
KCS GP7 150
Title:  KCS GP7 150
Description:  Black Kansas City Southern GP7 150 was parked outside the diesel shop at West Yard with a red F7B and a white GP7. West Yard is just west of New Orleans. (approximate date)
Photo Date:  3/1/1972  Upload Date: 8/16/2017 4:00:45 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  PAUL H. OLIVER, JR. photo
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  KCS 150(GP7)
Views:  410   Comments: 0
SCL U30B 1707
Title:  SCL U30B 1707
Description:  Seaboard Coast Line U30B 1707 leads a westbound Espee train up the Huey P. Long Bridge, along with a GP35 and two U25B's. The train is on its way from Jaksonville to Houston via the SCL, L&N and SP. SCL 1707 still wears its original Seaboard Air Line green-and-cream paint scheme. (date approximate)
Photo Date:  3/1/1972  Upload Date: 9/1/2010 4:50:08 PM
Location:  Jefferson, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver, Jr.
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  SCL 1707(U30B)
Views:  624   Comments: 1
IC car No. 1
Title:  IC car No. 1
Description:  Illinois Central car No. 1 was on the rear of Amtrak's northbound PANAMA LIMITED leaving New Orleans at the former location of Carrollton Avenue Station.
Photo Date:  3/24/1972  Upload Date: 11/26/2016 6:10:04 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver. Jr. Photo
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  412   Comments: 0
L&N FP7 666
Title:  L&N FP7 666
Description:  Louisville & Nasville locomotives stopped visiting the diesel shop at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal on a regular basis with the advent of Amtrak on 1 May 1971; but the railroad continued to send power to NOUPT every now and then. These units usually needed traction motor replacements, something which could not be done at the railroad's Gentilly Yard. Here we see FP7 666 sticking out of the NOUPT shop, one year after the beginning of Amtrak. The unit was retired about a year and a half later, in November 1973. (approximate month and day)
Photo Date:  4/15/1972  Upload Date: 3/4/2014 11:14:45 AM
Location:  Metairie, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver, Jr.
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  LN 666(FP7A)
Views:  1227   Comments: 0
GM&O Train
Title:  GM&O Train
Description:  Two RS2's and an Alco yard engine were on a northbound Gulf Mobile & Ohio train leaving Frascati Yard in Mobile. (approximate month and day)
Photo Date:  7/15/1972  Upload Date: 9/2/2017 5:41:54 PM
Location:  Mobile, AL
Author:  PAUL H. OLIVER, JR. photo
Categories:  Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  626   Comments: 0
Extra South
Title:  Extra South
Description:  A trio of Louisville & Nashville GP7's -- 472, 423 and 455 -- prepare to head out from Goulding Yard in Pensacola on an Extra South for Chattahoochee. (approximate month and day)
Photo Date:  7/15/1972  Upload Date: 3/5/2014 5:02:44 PM
Location:  Pensacola, FL
Author:  Paul H. Oliver, Jr.
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  LN 472(GP7)
Views:  906   Comments: 3
Amtrak Sunset
Title:  Amtrak Sunset
Description:  SDP45s were never very common on the SUNSET; but here is SP 3200 behind FP7s 6455 and 6454 on the westbound train in New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The 3200 is filling in for a pair of F-units. The 11-car train has baggage car ATSF 3550, three 10-6 sleepers SP 9022, ATSF PALM TOP and SP 9000, diner SP 10211, dorm-lounge ATSF 1340, and five coaches ATSF 2867, 2826, 2856, 2847 and 2889.
Photo Date:  8/9/1972  Upload Date: 6/5/2010 8:07:04 PM
Location:  New Orleans - NOUPT, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver, Jr.
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  SP 6455(FP7A)
Views:  2426   Comments: 0
L&N-MP Transfer Run (1)
Title:  L&N-MP Transfer Run (1)
Description:  Missouri Pacific GP38-2 869, along with GP35's 603 and 639, lead a transfer run from the Louisville & Nashville's Gentilly Yard to the MP's Race Street Yard at Thalia Street. The building next to the train is the office of the United Fruit Co., and the Mississippi River is just to the right of there. The train has an L&N crew.
Photo Date:  9/10/1972  Upload Date: 1/9/2015 11:47:04 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MP 869(GP38-2)
Views:  768   Comments: 0
L&N-MP Transfer Run (2)
Title:  L&N-MP Transfer Run (2)
Description:  Missouri Pacific GP38-2 869, along with GP35's 603 and 639, lead a transfer run from the Louisville & Nashville's Gentilly Yard into the MP's Race Street Yard. The structure above the train is the Greater New Orleans Mississippi River Bridge at Thalia Street, and the building at the far end of the yard is a transit shed along the Mississippi River. An L&N crew has brought the train from Gentilly, and will get off here. Race Street Yard closed shortly before the 1984 World's Fair, and the land became the primary parking lot for that event.
Photo Date:  9/10/1972  Upload Date: 1/9/2015 11:47:41 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver, Jr.
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  MP 649(GP35) MP 603(GP35)
Views:  849   Comments: 0
Amtrak No. 58 (2)
Title:  Amtrak No. 58 (2)
Description:  Amtrak No. 58, the northbound PANAMA LIMITED, was passing an abandoned platform when this was the location of Carrollton Avenue Station. Just ahead were the Carrollton Avenue Underpass and Carrollton Junction, where the Eastern and Western Connections separated. The train consisted of Illinois Central E8A 4028, Amtrak E9B 1456, IC E10B 2100 and six cars: Santa Fe baggage car 3650, Penn Central 10-6 sleeper 4252 NAVAJO VALLEY, ATSF coach 2819, Seaboard Coast Line coach 5259, SCL diner 5916 and SCL coach 5416.
Photo Date:  9/28/1972  Upload Date: 9/8/2017 6:05:43 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  PAUL H. OLIVER, JR. photo
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  IC 2100(E8B) AMTK 1456(E9B) IC 4028(E8A)
Views:  264   Comments: 0
Amtrak No. 58 (1)
Title:  Amtrak No. 58 (1)
Description:  Amtrak No. 58, the northbound PANAMA LIMITED, was passing an abandoned platform when this was the location of Carrollton Avenue Station. The train consisted of Illinois Central E8A 4028, Amtrak E9B 1456, IC E10B 2100 and six cars: Santa Fe baggage car 3650, Penn Central 10-6 sleeper 4252 NAVAJO VALLEY, ATSF coach 2819, Seaboard Coast Line coach 5259, SCL diner 5916 and SCL coach 5416.
Photo Date:  9/28/1972  Upload Date: 9/8/2017 5:57:56 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  PAUL H. OLIVER, JR. photo
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  IC 4028(E8A)
Views:  309   Comments: 1
Amtrak No. 58 (3)
Title:  Amtrak No. 58 (3)
Description:  Amtrak No. 58, the northbound PANAMA LIMITED, was passing an abandoned platform when this was the location of Carrollton Avenue Station. The train was crossing the Carrollton Avenue Underpass and taking the Western Connection at Carrollton Junction. The train consisted of Illinois Central E8A 4028, Amtrak E9B 1456, IC E10B 2100 and six cars: Santa Fe baggage car 3650, Penn Central 10-6 sleeper 4252 NAVAJO VALLEY, ATSF coach 2819, Seaboard Coast Line coach 5259, SCL diner 5916 and SCL coach 5416.
Photo Date:  9/28/1972  Upload Date: 9/8/2017 6:12:24 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  PAUL H. OLIVER, JR. photo
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  351   Comments: 0
IC SW1 615
Title:  IC SW1 615
Description:  With a cab full of people, Illinois Central SW1 615 powers a transfer run along the Mississippi River. In the foreground is the New Orleans Public Belt's engine terminal, while the NOPB's Cotton Warehouse Yard is on the other side of the train and the river is on the other side of the buildings in the background. (date approximate)
Photo Date:  10/1/1972  Upload Date: 9/8/2010 3:55:18 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  IC 615(SW1)
Views:  991   Comments: 2
SRS 124
Title:  SRS 124
Description:  Sperry Rail Service car 124 was on the New Orleans Public Belt's turntable.
Photo Date:  10/2/1972  Upload Date: 8/18/2017 6:01:44 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  PAUL H. OLIVER, JR. photo
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SRS 124(Doodlebug)
Views:  221   Comments: 0
L&N GP7 459
Title:  L&N GP7 459
Description:  L&N GP7 459 passes through the railroad's Julia Street Yard, now the site of the New Orleans Convention Center. On the right is one of the railroad's warehouses, while in the left background are some wharves along the Mississippi River. (approximate month and day)
Photo Date:  10/15/1972  Upload Date: 3/1/2014 6:00:10 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver, Jr.
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LN 459(GP7)
Views:  1414   Comments: 0
Extra South
Title:  Extra South
Description:  A southbound extra rolls through Pensacola behind GP30 1034, FP7's 615 and 653, and GP30 1017. (approximate month and day)
Photo Date:  10/15/1972  Upload Date: 3/6/2014 10:09:55 PM
Location:  Pensacola, FL
Author:  Paul H. Oliver, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  LN 1034(GP30) LN 615(FP7A)
Views:  1415   Comments: 5
Extra South
Title:  Extra South
Description:  A southbound extra rolls through Pensacola behind GP30 1034, FP7's 615 and 653, and GP30 1017. (approximate month and day)
Photo Date:  10/15/1972  Upload Date: 3/6/2014 10:12:30 PM
Location:  Pensacola, FL
Author:  Paul H. Oliver, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  LN 653(FP7A) LN 1017(GP30)
Views:  776   Comments: 1
L&N GE Quartet
Title:  L&N GE Quartet
Description:  Four-axle U-boats became a common sight on the south end of the Louisville & Nashville as soon as its first U25B's arrived in 1963, but a quartet of them was rather unusual. Here U28B 2504 (one of only five on the railroad), U30B 2508 (one of only five on the railroad), a U25B and and an unidentified unit (but either another U28B or U30B) wait at the east end of the Huey P. Long Bridge with an eastbound run-through train from the Southern Pacific. The open hood doors on the first two units were a common sight on early U-boats, as their door latches didn't work very well after a while. Notice that the 2504 still has an emblem on its cab side, while the 2508 has it this replaced with its road number. (approximate month and day)
Photo Date:  10/15/1972  Upload Date: 3/11/2014 8:34:25 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  LN 2504(U30B)
Views:  879   Comments: 1
Eastbound Transfer Run
Title:  Eastbound Transfer Run
Description:  Late on a November afternoon, Southern Railway GP38AC 2871 was on an eastbound transfer run from one of the railroad's western connections to Oliver Yard, its main facility in the New Orleans area. The train was on the railroad's New Orleans Terminal Co. subsidiary near the Marconi Drive underpass. (approximate day)
Photo Date:  11/15/1972  Upload Date: 11/26/2016 12:31:17 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver. Jr. Photo
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SOU 2871(GP38AC)
Views:  359   Comments: 1
Triad-Melamine Davenport
Title:  Triad-Melamine Davenport
Description:  This un-numbered 45-ton Davenport loco was at the Triad-Melamine joint-venture chemical plant along the Missouri Pacific (former T&P) near Donaldsonville, Louisiana. It had been built in March 1952 as serial No. 3337 for the engineering and construction firm Silas Mason Co. which was operating the Atomic Energy Commission's Pantex Ordnance Depot near Amarillo.
Photo Date:  2/3/1973  Upload Date: 1/14/2017 2:42:04 PM
Location:  Donaldsonville, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver. Jr. Photo
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  TRIAD ?(44 Tonner)
Views:  324   Comments: 0
Southern GP35 2664
Title:  Southern GP35 2664
Description:  Southern Railway GP35 2664 was on an eastbound transfer run on the railroad's New Orleans Terminal Co. subsidiary at Orleans Ave. (approximate day) This was one of 58 Southern (2645-2702) and 11 SOU-Savannah & Atlanta (2705-2715) GP35's that rode on trucks from Alco RS2 units.
Photo Date:  2/15/1973  Upload Date: 4/9/2017 5:50:33 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver, Jr. photo
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  SOU 2664(GP35)
Views:  217   Comments: 0
Northbound KCS
Title:  Northbound KCS
Description:  Kansas City Southern GP30 101, SD40-2 656 and an unidentified SW1500 were on a northbound train leaving New Orleans. (approximate day)
Photo Date:  3/15/1973  Upload Date: 1/4/2017 11:00:12 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver. Jr. Photo
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 101(GP30)
Views:  417   Comments: 0
SP U25B 6715
Title:  SP U25B 6715
Description:  A pair of Southern Pacific U25B units were on a run-through train from the SP to the Louisville & Nashville in New Orleans. The train was stopped on the L&N at the Louisa Street grade crossing for a crew change. Most of the SP U25B units were taken out of service the next year because of a recession, Some were rebuilt but most were sold for scrap in 1978. (approximate date)
Photo Date:  3/15/1973  Upload Date: 5/28/2018 12:05:03 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  PAUL H. OLIVER, JR. photo
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SP 6715(U25B)
Views:  749   Comments: 1
MP F7A 921
Title:  MP F7A 921
Description:  When this picture was taken, Southern Railway geeps had been visiting the Missouri Pacific's Avondale Yard, at the west end of the Huey P. Long Bridge, for over a year on a run-through train between Birmingham and Avondale; but for some reason an MP F7 is accompanying the Southern power (GP38 2777, a GP35, a GP30 and another GP38) today. The 921 was originally a Texas & Pacific - the 1571 - as shown by the two headlights, and it would be among the last F-units in service on the MP. It was subsequently renumbered 1921, to make room for a GP38-2, and it was retired just one year after this photo. (approximate month and day)
Photo Date:  3/15/1973  Upload Date: 1/7/2015 8:33:19 PM
Location:  Jefferson, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver, Jr.
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  MP 921(F7A)
Views:  800   Comments: 0
Eastbound Run-Through Train
Title:  Eastbound Run-Through Train
Description:  In the early 1970's the Southern Pacific would frequently combine the Houston-L&N-Birminhgam and Houston-L&N-Chattahoochee-SCL-Jacksonville run-through trains at Avondale Yard, at the west end of the Huey P. Long Bridge, and deliver this to the L&N as one very long train. Here is one such train, stopped at the east end of the bridge, with nine engines: L&N GP35 1127, Auto-Train U36B's 4005 and 4007 (both new and on lease to the L&N), L&N GP38-2 4052, SP GP20 4069, SCL GP40 1567, SCL U30B's 1718 and 1717, and SCL GP35 1409 (approximate month and day)
Photo Date:  3/15/1973  Upload Date: 3/6/2014 9:57:33 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver, Jr.
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  SCL 1409(GP35)
Views:  667   Comments: 0
Four Southern E-Units
Title:  Four Southern E-Units
Description:  Freshly-painted Southern E8A's 6911, 6909, 6912 and 6910 were at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal engine house, along with ICG E9A 4034 in Amtrak colors and NOUPT SW8 No. 3. The Southern units came in three days earlier on on 20-car special for a convention of the railroad's attorneys.
Photo Date:  3/17/1973  Upload Date: 9/11/2010 3:32:14 PM
Location:  New Orleans - NOUPT, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver, Jr.
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SOU 6910(E8A)
Views:  1381   Comments: 1
Three Southern E-Units.
Title:  Three Southern E-Units.
Description:  Freshly-painted Southern E8A's 6914, 6915 and 6913 were at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal, having come in three days earlier on on 15-car special for a convention of the railroad's attorneys.
Photo Date:  3/17/1973  Upload Date: 9/11/2010 3:32:34 PM
Location:  New Orleans - NOUPT, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver, Jr.
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SOU 6914(E8A)
Views:  1093   Comments: 2
Southern Passenger Special
Title:  Southern Passenger Special
Description:  Here was a trainload of Southern Railway attorneys leaving New Orleans for Atlanta – and points in between – on the Sunday morning after a convention in the CRESCENT CITY. The special consisted of E8A’s 6914, 6915 and 6913 with 15 cars: coach 842, office cars 9 and 2, coaches 819, 818 and 3789, coach-lounge 952, dining cars 3309 and 3869, coach-lounge 955, coaches 846, 3788, 816 and 823, and theater car 19 BUENA VISTA. The train had come in the previous Thursday evening, along with a 20-car train from Washington; but the Washington train had left at 11:30 the previous evening so its passengers could be at work on Monday morning. Notice the end door on Southern boxcar 40201. The photo was taken from the former Orleans Ave. grade crossing, near New Orleans Terminal Co. milepost 4.
Photo Date:  3/18/1973  Upload Date: 2/28/2019 10:16:43 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  PAUL H. OLIVER, JR.
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  SOU 6914(E8A)
Views:  366   Comments: 0
Espee Engine Terminal
Title:  Espee Engine Terminal
Description:  This view of the Southern Pacific's engine terminal at San Antonio included SD45T-2 9282, GP35 6553, NW2E 1309, RS11 2926 and GP35 6559. (date approximate)
Photo Date:  4/1/1973  Upload Date: 9/17/2010 10:32:02 PM
Location:  San Antonio, TX
Author:  Paul H. Oliver, Jr.
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SP 6553(GP35)
Views:  961   Comments: 0
L&N Geeps on the MP
Title:  L&N Geeps on the MP
Description:  Louisville & Nashville GP38-2 4103 and GP35 1112 were laying over between transfer runs at the Missouri Pacific’s AVONDALE YARD, on the west side of the New Orleans area. These runs originated at the L&N’s GENTILLY YARD on the east side of New Orleans. (approximate date)
Photo Date:  5/15/1973  Upload Date: 2/4/2019 6:23:12 PM
Location:  Avondale, LA
Author:  PAUL H. OLIVER, JR. photo
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  LN 4103(GP38-2) LN 1112(GP35)
Views:  233   Comments: 1
Amtrak Trains 59 and 1
Title:  Amtrak Trains 59 and 1
Description:  Four one-year-old SDP40F units were side-by-side at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The 613 and 619 had just backed in with Train 59 - the southbound PANAMA LIMITED - while the 571 and 568 were waiting to leave at 1:00 with Train 1 – the westbound SUNSET. You could tell that the 571 was originally assigned to the SAN FRANCISCO ZEPHYR by the icicle breakers above its cab! The 613’s red emergency brake light was still on, and momentarily the PANAMA's power would head for the engine terminal where the crew would go off duty. (approximate date)
Photo Date:  5/16/1973  Upload Date: 2/28/2019 1:02:41 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  PAUL H. OLIVER, JR.
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 571(SDP40F)
Views:  171   Comments: 1
SLSF U25B 802
Title:  SLSF U25B 802
Description:  The St. Louis-San Francisco owned 32 U25B locomotives, and eight of them were early examples with high noses. SLSF 802 was built in December 1961 and was sent back to GE in September 1977 as credit for an order of B30-7's.
Photo Date:  6/2/1973  Upload Date: 5/28/2018 10:46:53 AM
Location:  Oklahoma City, OK
Author:  PAUL H. OLIVER, JR. photo
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SLSF 802(U25B)
Views:  609   Comments: 0
Amtrak Train No. 58
Title:  Amtrak Train No. 58
Description:  Illinois Central Gulf E9A 2039 and Amtrak E8A 208 were on train No. 58, the northbound PANAMA LIMITED, in New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The flat number boxes on the 2039 identify this as one of five former Florida East Coast E9A's (1031-1035) acquired by the Illinois Central from Precision National Corporation in 1969 as IC 2036-2040. The 2039 was one of at least six ICG E-units painted in Amtrak colors while on lease to the new railroad. (approximate date)
Photo Date:  7/1/1973  Upload Date: 8/16/2017 4:23:59 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  PAUL H. OLIVER, JR. photo
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  ICG 2039(E9A)
Views:  650   Comments: 0
Amtrak No. 1
Title:  Amtrak No. 1
Description:  In July 1973 Amtrak replaced the SUNSET LIMITED’s ex-Union Pacific E-units with former Southern Pacific F-units, and this was one of the first trains to once again run with a solid set of F’s waiting to leave New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The 11-car train included AMTK FP7 113, SP FP7 6459, SP FP7 6461, and SP FP7 6448 with baggage car ATSF 3548, three sleepers SCL 6633 CLARENDON COUNTY, AMTK 2013 ORIOLE, AMTK 2213 INDIAN FLUTE, dormitory-lounge ATSF 1341, diner SP 10211, buffet-lounge UP 6201, four high-level coaches AMTK 9918, ATSF 704, AMTK 9956, and 9941. Back then, the track was ballasted with clam shells and weeds :)
Photo Date:  7/8/1973  Upload Date: 8/29/2018 6:09:12 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  PAUL H. OLIVER, JR. photo
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  SP 6448(FP7A)
Views:  247   Comments: 0
Southern Geeps
Title:  Southern Geeps
Description:  A quartet of Southern Railway geeps was laying over between runs in the Missouri Pacific's Avondale Yard, at the west end of the Huey P. Long Bridge. The units had come in from Birmingham on Southern train 115, and would return east on train 114. The two roads interchanged the train at the east end of the Huey P. Long Bridge. The engines were GP38 2867, GP38-2 5008, GP35 2713 and GP35m 2526. This last unit had been built as a GP30, and was rebuilt by EMD after a wreck in 1965 with the appearance of the GP35. (approximate day)
Photo Date:  7/15/1973  Upload Date: 11/4/2016 5:50:14 PM
Location:  Avondale, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver. Jr. Photo
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SOU 2867(GP38AC)
Views:  283   Comments: 0
Amtrak No. 58
Title:  Amtrak No. 58
Description:  A trio of E-units were powering a healthy-sized PANAMA LIMITED out of New Orleans at the Jefferson Davis Parkway overpass. Two dome cars were on the rear of the train: coach-dormitory-coffee shop car 9801 SILVER PATIO and parlor-observation car 9301 SILVER VISTA. Both were originally Burlington cars and were not very common on trains 58/59. (approximate date)
Photo Date:  7/15/1973  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 6:02:17 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  PAUL H. OLIVER, JR. photo
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  IC 4034(E9A)
Views:  299   Comments: 1
Amtrak 9301 Silver Vista
Title:  Amtrak 9301 Silver Vista
Description:  In the summer of 1973 Amtrak regularly assigned cars 9300 SILVER VIEW and 9301 SILVER VISTA to the PANAMA LIMITED. These had been built by Budd in 1947 as Burlington dome-parlor-observation cars 360 and 361 for the TWIN ZEPHYR, but Amtrak was using them as lounge cars. Here was SILVER VISTA leaving New Orleans on No. 58, as viewed from the Jefferson Davis Parkway overpass. The other dome car was the 9801, built in 1952 as Burlington coach-dormitory-coffee shop car 321 SILVER PATIO for the KANSAS CITY and AMERICAN ROYAL ZEPHYRS. (approximate day)
Photo Date:  7/15/1973  Upload Date: 2/16/2017 4:24:09 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver. Jr. Photo
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  426   Comments: 0
L&N GP30 1033
Title:  L&N GP30 1033
Description:  Louisville & Nashville GP30 1033 was parked outside the diesel shop at the Missouri Pacific's Avondale Yard, just across the Mississippi River from New Orleans. The unit had come over on a transfer run, and would soon return home. (approximate date)
Photo Date:  7/15/1973  Upload Date: 2/17/2017 6:04:35 PM
Location:  Avondale, LA
Author:  Paul H. Oliver. Jr. Photo
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LN 1033(GP30)
Views:  197   Comments: 0


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