Mother’s Day Clouds And A Pipe Train Going Nowhere – 13 May 2007

by admin on 2017/05/13

On Mother’s Day 2007, there were some interesting clouds in the sky over Nicholls State University.

I like clouds.  Five years to the day later, it was cloudy as I took some pictures at NOPB’s France Yard.

On my way back to Whoadieville, I very quickly bailed out of the truck in Boutte to get this image of a westbound loaded Union Pacific Railroad pipe train that apparently was delivered to New Orleans by the CSX.

Soon thereafter, a barge struck the Bayou Boeuf Bridge, shutting down the railroad for some time.  I’m not sure how, but this train had to backtrack all the way to Live Oak and then take the Livonia Subdivision to its destination; maybe the locomotives ran around the train at either Raceland or Schriever (the only sidings before the bridge in question) to drag the train back east.

That’s interesting, but not as interesting as my Lockport Branch pictures two days before!

JBX

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