KCS And CN Action In The Bonnet Carré Spillway – 16 April 2007

by admin on 2017/04/16

Just like yesterday, I am, on Monday 16 April 2007, back in the Bonnet Carré Spillway, and, this time, I’m photographing both Kansas City Southern Railway action and Canadian National Railway action in the spillway.

That’s the Y&MV bridge closest to the river, the CN Baton Rouge Subdivision bridge.

Fifteen minutes later, KCS’s Baton Rouge Turn comes by, southbound.

I wonder what the origin and destination of that CSX boxcar were.

And here is a broadside view of the locomotives.

That was fun, but now I have to quickly reposition myself, because, five minutes later on the Y&MV bridge to the south, here comes CN train L516 with the same lead – or, when it left its home base of Geismar, trailing – locomotive from yesterday.

Well, this is a bit too tight.

And here is the going-away shot.

Fifty-four minutes later, here comes CN train M320, which I think at the time still originated in Tolono, Illinois, but it basically consist of all of the traffic bound for the Baton Rouge District south of Baton Rouge that wasn’t interchanged in New Orleans with other carriers.

How about that blue thing leading?

I wonder what the empty centerbeam flatcars were doing on this train.  Anyone know?  I don’t know what industry on this line south of Baton Rouge would ship anything that would go in such a car.

It’s possible that they were bound for one of the lumber mills around Baton Rouge or on the Hammond District and were rerouting on this train.

I suppose that I come to depopulated areas like this to observe the industry that serves humanity because so much of humanity itself is, upon closer inspection, awful, and, 10 years to the day later, we can see overwhelming evidence of this.

That’s why some of us are attracted to trains; most human beings are just too awful.

And it doesn’t have to be this way, not anymore, not in a world of so much abundance.

Also, so long, old truck; it was a good five years that I had with you.

And, so long to you, dear reader.  Thanks for checking this out.  I’ll see you tomorrow, back here yet again at the spillway after something very different!

Thank you.


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1 Thad H. Carter April 16, 2017 at 09:08

Happy Easter.Thanks again for your pictures.


2 Steve Boyko April 16, 2017 at 10:40

I like that bridge! Great photos.


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