Coming off of an excessively eventful weekend which saw me twice drive to the western reaches of St. Mary Parish and back to Bayou Lafourche, on Saturday to chase a Warbonnet-led train and on Sunday to chase a C40-8-led train, I kept this crazy “railroad photography” thing going even further, and, after work, I headed once-again to Belle Chasse, and I got some pictures on the New Orleans & Gulf Coast Railway.
The repairs being made to the railroad due to the damage from Hurricane Katrina were still ongoing, as this scene at Jesuit Bend shows.
I don’t know when this part of the NOGC reopened for service, but it was open at least one week prior for the grain train that I shot coming into Gretna one week to the day before.
Oh, that’s the levee for the Mississippi River that you are seeing in those two images.
The below shot might seem repetitive, but it shows slight differences between standing at ground level and standing atop one’s truck.
Those hopper cars are about the only non-grain hopper cars that you’ll see on this part of the NOGC.
Actually, other than grain cars, they’re about the only cars other than tank cars that you’ll see on this part of the NOGC, and not even every day.
We won’t be here much longer.
Okay; that’s a wrap. We’ll have more pictures tomorrow, then, the day after, then a one-day break followed by a very photographic three-day weekend! Yes, there really is no rest for the wicked.