Parlor Seating. As part of the restoration and upgrade process of Webb Rail’s former Northern Pacific 549 (WEBX 801045 dome/coach) the coach seats were removed in one end and replaced with full sw... (more)
Banana engine. Progress Rail 7209 (EMDX 7209, SD70ACe-T4) makes even the KCS "Southern Belle" scheme seem subdued as the mixed lashup sits near the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad offices in New ... (more)
The reveal. When Webb Rail LLC - WEBX former Northern Pacific Railway Budd built Pullman dome/sleeper 313 (WEBX 801044) came out of the shop on the pre-dawn hours of Friday, July 17, 2020, it was ... (more)
No passengers please. Amtrak 36 (P42DC) leads seven other P42s in the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal in New Orleans, Louisiana on Friday, July 17, 2020. But they are not going anywhere anyti... (more)
A few words on design. When Budd built the bulk of its streamlined stainless steel rail cars from the 1940s-1960s, it worked at the direction of its customer railroads, who in turn were designing ... (more)
Sunrise on the Sunset Limited. The tri-weekly Amtrak Sunset Limited (Train 1, P42DCs 45 and 28) has just begun its journey of 1,995 miles from New Orleans, Louisiana to Los Angeles, California on ... (more)
An inbound St. Charles streetcar enters Canal Street off of Carondelet Street.
The fleur-de-lis on the bridge fence are a nice touch. UP YAV07 10 pilots MLIGN 09 over the NS Back Belt, formerly New Orleans Terminal Company, which still serves as the de-facto terminal railro... (more)
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.
UP transfer crew YAV10 13 brings MLIGN 12 across the NS Back Belt. In a quarter mile, it'll take a left turn onto CSX to Gentilly Yard.
Returning from interchange with the CN, local A72 trundles along the Back Belt.
What year is it again? A French Quarter-bound streetcar passes a mule-drawn Roman Candy wagon selling taffy on St. Charles Avenue.
A streetcar rolls through a tunnel of live oak trees on St. Charles Avenue as it approaches Audobon Park on its way to the French Quarter.
Jazz cruise after the Polar Express? @amtrak 72 (P42DC) parallels Interstate 10 on its return to the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal past dusk on the evening of Friday, December 13, 2019. Ste... (more)