With the Northeast corner of Hurricane Ida set to hit New Orleans the afternoon of 08/29/21... here's to hoping the elevated signal cabinets will not be necessary.
Flood control is part of life in New Orleans, framing Job 104 pulling plastic pellet hoppers from TCI Trucking Cold Storage.
New Orleans Public Belt Job 80 normally runs with ample UP power, however circumstances required NOPB power on this day. With 52/24, 7500 tons, 4761’; the train had stalled and required pushers... (more)
I may have bought a 44oz frozen hurricane and convinced my GF to sip & stroll along the levee, just in case. While I prefer the NOPB 'belt' logo, beggars can't be choosers and the fleur-de-lis wa... (more)
A first for me, the Downtown Job ran all the way to the end of the Burma West spur to grab a plastic pellet covered hopper. This was also my first photo of the new GP38-2s.
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)