As far as trains are concerned, it don't get more New Orleans than a Riverfront Streetcar and the Public Belt.
Amtrak's Crescent rolls under an old cantilever signal bridge, the last of its kind west of Birmingham. So far, it has survived the PTC signal massacre, with no evidence of imminent replacement.
Running over KCS haulage rights on the jointly owned Meridian Speedway, NS 226-23 is KCS IZLCAIB21, having just interchanged to NS from UP ZLCAI 21. This is the fastest train between Los Angeles ... (more)
A Kansas City-Shreveport manifest has an interesting consist, as it waits to shove into Deramus Yard. The derelict Shreveport Times rail spur is in the foreground and a mural on the AT&T building... (more)
Illinois Central Gulf GP38-2's 9572 and 9569.
Acadian Railway 3018, a D&RGW veteran, sits tied up on the UP interchange out in fields of Louisiana.
According to a friend, the southward absolute signals at Frenchmen Street are the last Southern riveted steel cantilever signal west of Birmingham and I believe it. Running as AV01 on NS, BNSF cr... (more)
QLIGNC 18 is stretched out over the magnificent Huey P. Long Bridge. Running with yard crew YAV26 19, this is the third Livonia, LA to CSX Gentilly Yard manifest of the day. Due to CSX no longer... (more)
The Crescent exits the New Orleans Terminal Back Belt Line and takes the wye onto the N.O.&N.E. District to Meridian, MS.
A New Orleans Public Belt job passes through one of the flood walls lining the "Industrial Canal" on the east side of town.
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)
Delta Southern EMD GP9s nos. 1585 and 1597 bask in the early spring sun at Tallulah, La.