Here are two pictures.
First, on the afternoon of Thursday 17 November 2005, we see a northbound Norfolk Southern Railway carload train emerging from NS’s Oliver Yard in New Orleans.
The vegetation is still hampered due to the floods of Katrina a little bit more than two months before, and it appears that some ballast has been added.
Next, on the following afternoon, Friday 18 November 2005, we are at Avondale, seeing this UP local or yard job entering Avondale Yard.
That might be the Luling Local, but, if it was, it would have been the first time that I photographed it, and it is a train that I came to know to always have two locomotives. The former Southern Pacific Railway mainine is in the foreground, while the train is on the former Texas & Pacific Railway and former Missouri Pacific Railroad trackage.
Next, I went have some libations with colleagues on Fourth Street in Harvey.
Over the next four days, I did plenty of foaming, and you’ll see the photographic results here; stay tuned.