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1 Eric Monier October 21, 2011 at 15:47

nice pictures, very impressive. i like to spot trains too, but i am also fascinated with the radio communications side of it too.

2 Paul Jaenicke September 18, 2012 at 16:22

Do you know the amount of trains running on both CN bridges at Bonnet Carre? I was looking for some volume figure if possible. Is the area pretty accessible for photography? Are there many roads in the area?

Thanks so much,

Paul Jaenicke

3 Eric John Monier February 8, 2013 at 19:09


Check out the link, it is me covering the retirement of and my encounters with former conductor Chip Ledet.

4 Patricia Weber Golden July 14, 2013 at 15:42

My dad retired from Southern Pacific Railroad fifteen or so years ago, but as a child I can remember him talking about “the Avondale yard” when he first hired out on the railroad. I love trains! Over the years, he ran from Lafayette west to Lake Charles, Beaumont and Houston! And now, he raises limousine cattle in Mire, Louisiana. We live in Scott, LA. I miss the caboose! He was a conductor on the freight train and always road in the caboose, which is where he did all of his paperwork, and where I knew when he wasn’t home and was on the road, I could always wait at the crossing in Scott and watch him go by, sitting in the caboose, waving to me as he rode by!!! He’ll be 80 in October and he tells me he still dreams of getting called out in the middle of the night, or dreams of riding that old red caboose!!!! His nickname was “Spider” (Mr. Weber). I really enjoyed reading your stories…I will be following you…~

5 Terp May 15, 2014 at 22:24

Hey James,

I was wondering of you ever finished your “I’m a Cajun” parody song that you created a successful Kickstarter for? I love this idea, and was looking very much forward to hearing what you come up with, but haven’t heard any updates.

Thanks man!

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