Luck was with me on the first morning of my Thanksgiving Vacation. The mostly cloudy weather forecast was completely wrong and New Orleans-Linwood 172 was the first of two NS trains fleeted out o... (more)
Happy Veteran's Day! Norfolk Southern and Amtrak would like to take the opportunity to honor and thank all of our veterans and military for their service to our country. NS and Amtrak teamed up o... (more)
Amtrak's 40th Anniversary exhibit train crosses Lake Pontchartrain on its deadhead from New Orleans to Meridian for display.
Amtrak's southbound Crescent nears its destination of
New Orleans as it rolls through Slidell.
Two fisherman decide to take a break from trying to catch the big one so they can watch the eastbound Crescent Limited traverse Lake Pontchartrain.
Bound for New Orleans, the westbound Crescent Limited pounds the drawbridge on the world famous NS Lake Pontchartrain Bridge as Pelicans pay no mind to the passing train.
It's 7:50AM and Amtraks northbound Crescent has just about completed its trip across Lake Pontchartrain as it
begins its run for New York.
Having completed his station work at Slidell, the conductor reboards an all heritage equipped northbound Crescent as the engineer prepares to acknowledge the signal to "highball" with two short bl... (more)
High "horse"-power units for work train service in the Katrina damaged area.
Taken from the cab of my fire truck while deployed from Illinois to help Katrina victims, Crews putting finishing touches on repairs to the 5.8 mi bridge.
A Norfolk Southern Ballast train heads west toward the bridge on Lake Pontchartrain that was damaged from Hurricane Katrina. NS has been working hard to get access back into New Orleans.
Casting an unlikely silhouette across Lake Pontchartrain, three NS GP60s lead 22 NS and CNW business cars across the 5-mile trestle.
The northbound Southern Crescent is approaching the first stop at Slidell,La