Trains, Painters, Parade-goers, and Police – New Orleans and Schriever – 17 February 2007

by admin on 2017/02/17

The weekend of 17-18 February 2007 was a very photographic two days for your pal (or nemesis, or whatever it may be) Jimbaux, with various types of subjects photographed, and it started on a good Saturday morning in New Orleans, waiting at East City Junction for the outbound Crescent to depart.

This is an important location in the story of my whoadiehood, as told in my big 17 April 2004 story published 10 years to the day after that date.

It appears that there are a couple of westbound trains parked on the southbound mainline, waiting on either the Crescent, something else, or both to get out of the way.

Let’s have some more looks at the tornado damage from a few days before.

I showed some pictures of this damage yesterday, too.

There is an interesting display about where I am standing, and you will see it, but I’ll wait several hours until the sunlight swings around to the other side to illuminate it!

Now, it’s time to head Uptown by way of Riverbend.  Here’s a train on the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad.

Faded Superfleet locomotives are the worst.

Now, it’s time to go check on the painters.

Those were good times.

Okay, now, right near the painters are some parade goers.

The boys in blue were looking immaculate today, as they often do for parades.

These dudes look excited.

I guess that they had a good time.

This isn’t an event for introverts.

I like this shot of the officers.

Now, it was time to head to the office.

After that, it was time to head to the track.

This is some Norfolk Southern train leaving Oliver Yard, and it has some military tanks aboard!

Now, let’s see what’s happening on the Back Belt.

I don’t know what that is, but the crewmen on the third locomotive in the below picture makes me think that the train here just got recrewed.

Hey, look, I’m even going to get a streetcar in this post!

Now, here I am, standing at the pile of tornado debris that you saw earlier and looking the other way.

There is a story behind this, but I don’t feel like telling it.  Well, it’s been told already anyway.

Now, I need to figure out how to get this driveshaft on my truck, now that my U-joints were screwing up.

I can’t even remember if I did this myself or paid a mechanic pal to do it.

Here’s what it replaced.


Anyway, it’s time to head to bayouland, and I’m not sure if I did the replacement then.

In any case, here we are at Schriever, seeing some BNSF Railway maintenance-of-way equipment.

Let’s get a couple of L&D GP10s still in Mountain Laurel paint while we’re at it.

That’s all, but there will be plenty more good stuff tomorrow!  Stay tuned!



{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Steve Boyko February 17, 2017 at 09:49

You’ve outdone yourself with this one, Jimbaux… lots of interesting subjects and photos!


2 David H Binghamu February 17, 2017 at 20:28

Good photos, I sympathize with your U Joint problem, I’ve had similar issues, fortunately covered by warranty, so had the dealer fix it. My last 2 pick-ups had U Joint on half shaft fail, those were not covered by warranty, as had loaded over 3/4 ton of newspapers & hit several potholes in the street which bottomed out & you could hear the driveshaft hit the frame, which caused more than u-joint problems, in that it knocked the drive shaft out of balance.. Many $$$$ later..

No longer can drive due to medical issues, so have to rely on others for a ride, or call for a cab..

D. Howard Bingham


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