Train MLIGN 21, with transfer crew YAV10 22 at the helm, crosses the CSX Industrial Canal bascule bridge with a brand new AC44ACM in the lead.
Repairs to the drawbridge on parallel US-11 allowed me to get a close up of "North Draw" as the Crescent crosses Lake Ponchartrain.
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)
Drain the swamp and Make New Orleans Great Again!!! UP train MLINSB 03 crosses the 17th Street Canal passing Pumping Station 6. Running over the NS New Orleans Terminal Company with outdated sym... (more)
With the Veterans unit trailing, the Crescent throttles up after running restricted speed through a track light on #1 at Lakefront.
YAV40 03 transfer job drags train MLIWX 03 over the NS Back Belt, en route to CSX. Of note is the SD70M leader, two months shy of it's 20th birthday, but just pulled out of storage to assist with... (more)
YAV36 drags a heat exchanger/boiler thingy from Apodaca, NL to Red Level Jct, FL with a borrowed Norfolk Southern motor and a coil car spacer. Netting 373,000 lbs & grossing at 563000lbs, it requ... (more)
NE Tower or NO&NE Interlocking, depending on which railroad you ask, is the crossing of NS & CSX lines out of New Orleans, just a few miles after they split. The tower, like many other structures... (more)
82 boxcars of Mexican beer on the train, take one down and pass it around... the line of standard 50' boxcars do look cool as UP crew YAV40 02 drags MLIWX 02 over to CSX where the entire 127 car t... (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)
They may not be original, but they're still cool.
UP train MLIWX 01 with transfer crew YAV10 02 crosses from the Northbound to the Cutoff at the CSX Industrial Canal drawbridge.
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.
Shortly after sunrise, the eastbound Crescent crosses the Industrial Canal in the Little River area of New Orleans. Seabrook is the less famous & photographed of NS' Louisiana bascule bridges.