Lavoisier And The Lower 9th, NOGC and NS – 12 June 2007

by admin on 2017/06/12

These pictures were taken on Tuesday 12 June 2007.  First, we start with some New Orleans & Gulf Coast Railway action as a carless train heads up Fourth Street at Lavoisier Street towards Gouldsboro Yard.

I have no memory of this day or the context in which these pictures were taken, which is to say that I have no idea why I was in Gretna in the morning and in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans in the afternoon, though the day job at that time did have me sometimes in Algiers and sometimes in Arabi, but, anyway, that’s where I went on this day, and these are the pictures.

This is the daily (except Sunday, I think) local train from Norfolk Southern Railway’s yard in New Orleans to its yard in Arabi returning in the afternoon to Oliver Yard, coming through the floodgate, and we’re right at the bridge of the Inner-Harbor Navigational Canal.

This appears to have been my first time taking pictures in the Lower Ninth Ward, and it wasn’t the start of a trend, because, a decade later, it’s possible that I shot here only twice more, on 2 November 2013 and on 28 April 2017, both of trains going in the other direction.

And, finally, the train – led by the NS 5831, which you saw one week ago today on the Bernadotte Line – goes right into the big blue bridge built in early 2005.

That’s all, folks.


{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Charlie Kilbourne June 12, 2017 at 08:22

Thanks Jim for another set of remarkably well done photos.



2 Roger Smith June 12, 2017 at 08:52

As always Jim, I love your photos. Brings back nostalgia of my time in Sarnia, Ontario in 1974


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