CSX in New Orleans – 19 May 2007

by admin on 2017/05/19

Here are two very insipid black-and-white pictures taken on Saturday 19 May 2007 in New Orleans.

This backlit picture was taken on the CSX at L&N Junction, showing a parked westbound empty fly ash train – U-NWOMAR – in the process of being interchanged from CSX to the BNSF Railway.

I had photographed another fly ash train, a loaded one going in the other direction, at the KCS yard two days before.

Later, here is CSX’s return transfer run from CN Mays Yard running through City Park.

That’s all.  One decade to the day later, New Orleans is removing the last of its four white supremacist monuments all while white supremacy and narcissism has been elevated to the highest office in the world.

I searched my brain many time for many days, and I couldn’t find a justification for keeping the monuments there except for that they were already there and had been there for a long time.

So, then, I asked myself, if those monuments had never been put there in the first place, would I be advocating that such monuments be put there?  No.  And I’d say no to anyone who would advocate such.

So, there, and that’s that.

JBX

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1 Doug Dedicos June 14, 2017 at 11:17

I have enjoyed your photography and human interest stories for a few years now and still have a lot of your archives to cull through, however, please don’t bring partisan politics into the fold. Your blog is a treasure of the power of railroading and fragilness of humanity, and it’s a shame to bring it down to name calling and innuendos. But,…it’s your blog and you can present it as you see fit. By the way, this removal of 4 (?) statues cost your city 2+million dollars, better spent on the local economy than trying to erase an inglorious history.

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