I was pretty happy to have the 3002 leading one of the recently purchased ex-NS motors. Hopefully the C40-8's will be re-painted soon!
Raised signal boxes, climbing vines and the Public Belt = New Orleans.
"Race at Riverfront Park"
The Louisiana Steam Train Association's "Papa Noel" train led by New Orleans Public Belt GP40 3001 races a Riverfront Streetcar down th... (more)
The "Papa Noel" himself waves from the Louisiana Steam Train Association "Papa Noel Train" in New Orleans, LA on Saturday, December 14, 2019.
The Louisiana Steam Train Association's "Papa Noel Train" prepares for the return trip while sitting by Moonwalk Park and the New Orleans, LA skyline on Saturday, December 14, 201... (more)
Passing building that pre-date the United States, including the St. Louis Cathedral, the New Orleans Public Belt is another, ableit newer, institution.
Who wouldn't want to spend a Wednesday afternoon inspecting your railroad?
While on vacation in the Big Easy, I lucked into an inspection train. Running along the flood wall, NOPB 3002 is hauling 6-axle heavyweight Pullman rear observation cars Louisiana & City of New O... (more)
Taking a page from the Midwest, railroads in New Orleans have began using elevated signal boxes for their electrical equipment in flood prone areas.
With 79 general freight from CN May's Yard, the NOPB is taking the west main to Cotton Warehouse Yard.
As far as trains are concerned, it don't get more New Orleans than a Riverfront Streetcar and the Public Belt.
A New Orleans Public Belt job passes through one of the flood walls lining the "Industrial Canal" on the east side of town.
A NOPB job works the small yard on the east side of town just south of the CSX interchange with a pair of veteran SW1500s and a MP1500D. Threatening storm clouds yielded a momentary sucker hole, ... (more)
A Public Belt transfer with doublestacks and chemicals from CN passes East Bridge Tower heading to NOPB Cotton Warehouse Yard.