NOGC In Gretna, KCS And CN In The Bonnet Carré Spillway – 17 April 2007

by admin on 2017/04/17

For the third consecutive day, I would, on Tuesday 17 April 2007, end up in the Bonnet Carré Spillway, but, first, I’d get my first pictures in 2007 of action on the New Orleans & Gulf Coast Railway.

Here we have a train leaving Gouldsboro Yard, bound for Belle Chasse on the old New Orleans & Lower Coast Railway.

Gouldsboro Yard is a former Texas & Pacific Railway yard, and its ferry to Race Street Yard in New Orleans was there.

I think that September of 2006 was the last time that I had photographed any action on the NOGC.

That was fun.  More than seven hours later, I am back in the Bonnet Carré Spillway for the third time in as many days, photographing, just like yesterday, the Kansas City Southern Railway’s southbound Baton Rouge Turn.

You saw this same power set in yesterday’s post.

This train should stop in Norco, just on the other side of the spillway, to make a setout and a pickup.

This is a place where I often bring out-of-town visitors.

Seventy-six minutes later, here comes, on the CN Baton Rouge District Bridge, the Canadian National Railway train L516, making its way back to Geismar from Metairie.

Yeah, I could say that the lighting is jacked here, or you could say that I’m not good at photo processing, and, likely, both would be true.

I miss the days of sold black IC locomotive consists, and without that awful yellow reflective tape, don’t you?

I hope that you see that that is a small part of why old photographs are the almost-only new content on this site anymore.

That’s all for today.  We have one more 2007 posting tomorrow, and then it will be 10 days until the next 2007 posting, with some different content!

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1 Charlie Kilbourne April 17, 2017 at 06:44

5911 – Dynamics of industrial railroading becomes paramount here … well done, James.


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