Next stop - New Orleans! Just after leaving the Slidell, Louisiana station, Amtrak Train 19 (Crescent) crosses Lake Pontchartrain on the evening of Thursday, July 16, 2020. This is the longest rai... (more)
The southbound Crescent starts the almost six mile run across Lake Pontchartrain on the way home to New Orleans, which can be seen on the horizon.
The southbound Crescent about to cross Lake Pontchartrain after its last station stop in Slidell, LA before reaching New Orleans.
Virginian on the lake! Norfolk Southern Corp Train 355 had a colorful leader on Friday, December 13, 2019. The Virginian Railway Heritage Unit (1069, SD70ACe crosses Lake Ponchartain and provides ... (more)
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)
Happy Veteran's Day! Norfolk Southern and Amtrak would like to take the opportunity to honor and thank all of our veterans and military for their service to our country. NS and Amtrak teamed up o... (more)
Amtrak's 40th Anniversary exhibit train crosses Lake Pontchartrain on its deadhead from New Orleans to Meridian for display.
Amtrak's southbound Crescent nears its destination of
New Orleans as it rolls through Slidell.
Two fisherman decide to take a break from trying to catch the big one so they can watch the eastbound Crescent Limited traverse Lake Pontchartrain.
Bound for New Orleans, the westbound Crescent Limited pounds the drawbridge on the world famous NS Lake Pontchartrain Bridge as Pelicans pay no mind to the passing train.
It's 7:50AM and Amtraks northbound Crescent has just about completed its trip across Lake Pontchartrain as it
begins its run for New York.
Having completed his station work at Slidell, the conductor reboards an all heritage equipped northbound Crescent as the engineer prepares to acknowledge the signal to "highball" with two short bl... (more)