November 2011 Sampler

1 November 2021

Greetings, and welcome to the November 2011 Sampler, with 21 pictures from as many days (one from each day, following the pattern), and I believe that this is the largest sampler essay that I have ever done. Because I took the unusual step of adding a few retrospective blog essays of October 2011 pictures after […]

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Life – 29 October 2011

29 October 2021

It’s Saturday 29 October 2011, the day after the funeral and burial of Marie Anne Ory Dupont, around which I got some pictures and had some thought. She died on October 23, and I read her obituary on the 26th. So, on this day, the 29th, with life and death on my mind, I just […]

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Rie’s Funeral – 28 October 2011

28 October 2021

On Sunday 23 October 2011, a friend suddenly died as I just so happened to be out taking pictures not only near her home but of trains on the railroad where her father worked. In that essay, I wrote about the concept of “significance” and tried to find meaning to it all. Five days later […]

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Bricks And Paper

19 October 2021

Today, Tuesday 19 October 2021, was The Duke’s follow-up appointment after his major surgery. After the appointment, we returned to the brick place, where we were yesterday before we saw the Louisiana & Delta’s BR job returning to Lafayette from the salt mine at Breaux Bridge. Just like yesterday, I neglected today to bring my […]

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Bricks And Salt

18 October 2021

Today is Monday 18 October 2021. The Duke and I had some construction-related errands to run today. Hopefully, this will become more common in the future, without The Duke. Yesterday, in New Iberia, I noticed that there was no UP local train, and I got worried. According to Perry, the train didn’t run, because no […]

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October Arrives At The Ides Of October

16 October 2021

But The Humans Make Too Damn Much Noise The cool weather finally arrived overnight; so, today, Saturday 16 October 2021, I decided to celebrate by making a bit of a Saturday sermon by hanging out by the track in New Iberia. That’s plenty of “by”s in one clause in one sentence! I saw the LDRR […]

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NOGC Happenings And Memories – 14 October 2011

14 October 2021

It was both a sign of the times and a sign of one’s reactive male youth, albeit fading, that prompted the outcomes from the incident on the afternoon of Friday 14 October 2011, and it was also an “it had to happen” thing. The pictures started during a break from workplace that morning, probably to […]

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October 2011 Sampler

1 October 2021

Greetings, and welcome to the October 2011 Sampler essay. October 2011 was, like the four months that preceded it, especially memorable for me. I took many pictures. Saturday, The 1st The passage of time has a way of getting you to reassess events. When I took this picture of Canadian National Railway train A419 crossing […]

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Chop Suey

11 September 2021

Jimbaux knows that Life is a waterfall,We drink from the river,Then we turn around and put up our walls. Today is Saturday 11 September 2021, and you know what 20-year anniversary today is, but it’s also a 10-year anniversary of a large set of pictures that I made on a big picture outing that I […]

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September 2011 Sampler

1 September 2021

Greetings, and welcome to the September 2011 Sampler essay, which will be one of the biggest sampler essays – and may be the biggest, but I don’t care to go back and look at the others to verify – that I have ever done, which simply means that there were plenty of days in the […]

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‘Big Boy’ UP 4014 Visits Southwestern Louisiana

19 August 2021

They told Jimbaux to run, but just how far?Can he go wearing the black mask of fear? At first, I wasn’t going to go out in the heat to chase a steam locomotive among a bunch of other people photographing it, but I decided a few days ago that, today, Thursday 19 August 2021, I […]

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Closing Day

11 August 2021

Getting to know Lake Charles and environs over the last three years was enlightening, even though that place mostly sucks, but today, Wednesday 11 August 2021, is the day to officially end all of that, even though I’m sure that I’ll occasionally find myself there for other reasons. So, we had to go there today […]

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August 2011 Sampler

1 August 2021

Greetings, and welcome to the August 2011 Sampler essay, which neatly follows my “July 2011 Sampler” essay that documented my last days in the Washington area and then my first days back home and which (this essay) will foreshadow the direction – almost literally there – in which my life would later go. At first, […]

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Sunday Trip Up The Potomac River, Compilation – 3 July 2011

3 July 2021

On Sunday 3 July 2011, I made a trip up the Potomac River from Washington on the Maryland side of the river to explore the area. I got several pictures, especially in the areas of Brunswick and Hagerstown, and I entered the state of West Virginia for the first time in my life. A few […]

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July 2011 Sampler

1 July 2021

Welcome to the July 2011 Sampler. “Just come home,” Dad wrote to me on the afternoon of 29 June 2011 in response to my description of my situation and my options. So, I relented and, less than a month later, came home, and it was such an obviously correct decision in retrospect. So, this post […]

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This Is A Test

30 June 2021

This is a test. What about this? This was a test. Jim

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Life, Death, And Forgiveness In Iberia-Vermilion in 2021

16 June 2021

Today is Wednesday 16 June 2021, and, today, as I make my last train pictures before I put away the camera – or, more accurately, stay away from the track, because I am sure to take more pictures of personal things – for a while, I reflect upon a vivid dream that I had 10 […]

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The Brown File Cabinet

4 June 2021

If Jimbaux doesn’t listen to the talk of the townThen maybe he can fool himself. Today, I went to Lake Charles to get my brown file cabinet, the storage vessel for some of my oldest irreplaceable personal items, a sign of the end of the brief foray there, and I’m relieved that my future is […]

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A Storage Surprise – 1 June 2020

1 June 2021

Okay, this set of pictures, being not of an actual train or anything “action” related, was not included in the real-time posts from 2020 here. So, it is being included one year later, and it requires a little bit of background information. So, as you may recall, the rice mill in Abbeville, Louisiana, closed in […]

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June 2011 Sampler

1 June 2021

Welcome to the June 2011 Sampler photo essay. It was this month in which I had a big psychological breakthrough. Thursday, The 2nd This was the hood at The Heights. I don’t miss it at all, and you know how much I miss so many places. Friday, The 3rd Here we are in Front Royal, […]

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May 31 ‘Federal Property’

31 May 2021

Today is Monday 31 May 2021, Memorial Day, and I tried to get some quiet meditation by the track for the last time until the weather cools off in the fall, but it wasn’t that great. Yesterday was rather cool, and I perhaps should have tried to do this yesterday. Six months ago yesterday was […]

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Heat, Light, and Wind

26 May 2021

At 08:00 today, Wednesday 26 May 2021, it was already very hot and very bright as I was out by the Port Of Lake Charles. Billy Navarre Nissan gave me a crazy price on repairing the air conditioner in the truck, and we really have to think about this. Shortly before 09:00, the engineer told […]

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It’s Never Enough

24 May 2021

Today is Monday 24 May 2021, and I had to meet with the folks right before my departure for the track, which made me miss the outbound Port Rail train from the port this morning. I got gasoline, apparently after realizing that the train was arriving into the interchange yard, and then to Gerstner just […]

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Englewood And Rain

22 May 2021

Jimbaux tears his heart openHe sews himself shutHis weakness isThat he cares too muchAnd his scars remind himThat the past is realHe tears his heart openJust to feel. This Could Be The Start Of Something Big And Special Today is Saturday 22 May 2021, it was a really long day, and I went to Texas […]

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May 2011 Sampler

1 May 2021

This one will be brief and insipid, less interesting than the previous month’s sampler essay. Saturday, The 7th I was on my way to do a photography project at the 1920 Club in Washington, DC, when I grabbed this image along 14th Street at Swann Street NW. That was really the best part of the […]

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Delete Your Account

22 April 2021

One year ago yesterday, the last train from the Planters Rice Mill in Abbeville pulled the last railroad car with a shipment from the mill and left the mill for New Iberia. I left the homestead later than I had hoped and got to Gerstner in Lake Charles just in time to see this. For […]

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Much Lumber, Little Drama

14 April 2021

Today is Wednesday 14 April 2021, and I got a few shots of some Port Rail action in Lake Charles this morning. The rainstorms today were dramatic, with the lightning and the sound of bowling above, but this storm caused some fatalities, as, tragically, a boat in the Gulf Of Mexico near Grande Isle capsized. […]

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Holy Saturday April Third Westbound And Eastbound

3 April 2021

Jimbaux is not and simultaneously is a 21st Century digital boy. The Train Was Westbound, While I Was Eastbound Well, look at this! It’s an out-of-order post, done so because it is short and easy. I climbed up the bridge for the train and noticed that the sign had fallen. April 3 has often been […]

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Light And Wind

1 April 2021

Today is Thursday 1 April 2021, one year to the day after I got my “Just A Fool To Believe” post, and, today, I got the kinds of pictures that I had hoped to get yesterday. Two days ago, I got a memorable “hat trick” of Acadiana Railway action on the branch from Eunice to […]

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April 2011 Sampler

1 April 2021

Greetings, and welcome to the April 2011 Sampler, a glimpse into a time that simultaneously was important and was unimportant. Each of the images in this set is from either the US state of Virginia or from the adjacent District Of Columbia. Sunday, The 3rd Here is a westward view along North Carolina Avenue in […]

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Beginnings And Endings – A Variety Pack

30 March 2021

Today is Tuesday 30 March 2021, and I came today to Lake Charles for the first time since February 10. Beginnings And Ends I left the homestead right at 07:00 CDT, bound for Eunice. The sky was overcast, humid, and cool. It’s beginnings and endings. I’m trying to get her off of my mind, I […]

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This Means Something

22 March 2021

Today is 22 March 2021, and these pictures were taken at or near the rice-mill structure in Abbeville, Louisiana. The rice mill closed almost a year ago, and this area has been dormant since then. These views are looking west toward Bayou Vermilion, which is just past those trees, and this railroad line from New […]

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March 2011 Sampler

1 March 2021

Greetings, and welcome to the “March 2011 Sampler” essay, which will have more than twice the nutrients that the “February 2011 Sampler” essay had. All of the images in this sampler essay were made in the Baltimore-Washington metro area, all from either the District Of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia. Friday, The 4th As I wrote […]

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Everything Makes Sense Now

22 February 2021

Jimbaux wants to be – and wants you to be – something you love and understand. Today is Monday 22 February 2021, and everything makes sense now. I survived the big freeze last week that killed dozens of Texans, Rush Limbaugh does not survive, his hateful ideology is thriving, a bigoted person whom I have […]

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More Domestic Fog And Imported Lumber

10 February 2021

Wet And Scratched So, today, Wednesday 10 February 2021, a day after I photographed a lumber movement on Port Rail for the first time, I photographed another lumber movement on Port Rail. I got wet and scratched in the process. Yes, we’ll get to the pictures, but, first, you must see some tweets from friends! […]

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Domestic Fog And Imported Lumber

9 February 2021

Today is Tuesday 9 February 2021. Yesterday morning, I chased the Port Rail train out of the Port Of Lake Charles, hoping to have seen a loaded centerbeam flatcar that I saw and photographed moving empty to the port on Friday. First, I present to cell-phone snaps from the port before I present any DSLR-camera […]

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Lumberless Monday Port Train

8 February 2021

Jimbaux hangs his head, Drowns in fear, Till you all just disappear. Today is Monday 8 February 2021, and my goal this morning was to see and photograph a Port Rail train hopefully carrying lumber in the centerbeam flatcar that I saw moving to the port on Friday. This morning was the first time that […]

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Misty Port Rail Hop

5 February 2021

Jimbaux is a man who thinks, not a man who drinks. So, please let him live his life. Today is Friday 5 February 2021; one year ago today, I made a big Abbeville Branch chase in misty skies, and, today, I made a chase of the Port Rail job in the mist! I have to […]

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Revelation Day

2 February 2021

Today was a really difficult day. All that I will say about the difficulty is that I learned today of the Melbourne-Evans Collision and my personal connection to it, and I can tell you that trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a real thing. The pictures that I took today, Tuesday 2 February 2021, were […]

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February 2011 Sampler

1 February 2021

Hello, and welcome to the February 2011 Sampler. This will be brief, unlike the “January 2011 Sampler” essay, which I hope that you enjoyed, with its both quantity and variety of images. I have only three images for you today, all from late in the month. Some of my images from that time are lost, […]

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Education Versus Credentialism

30 January 2021

Just as I did 15 days ago, when I foamed the BR Job and witnessed a grade-crossing collision, I executed a plan today, Saturday 30 January 2021, that I had had in mind for a while: I made a return to Schriever. It’s Not The Same As I was staring at the eastern sky this […]

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Lame Pictures And A Grade Crossing Collision

15 January 2021

Jimbaux knows there’s indecision when you know you ain’t got nothing leftWhen the good times never stayAnd the cheap thrills always seem to fade away. Today, Friday 15 January 2021, for the first time in my I-now-don’t-want-to-admit-how-many years of watching trains, witnessed an often-discussed railroad phenomenon: a collision between a train and something that is […]

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Tabletless InterMetroArea Foaming

5 January 2021

Jimbaux knows that slow change may pull us apart. Think Of The Tender Things That We Were Working On Well, so begins life without my Samsung Galaxy Tablet that I got only in November 2019 as a replacement from my 2015 tablet that finally crapped out, but at least I am getting a replacement one […]

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How 2021 Starts

4 January 2021

Jimbaux heard one guitar, just blew him away.He saw stars in his eyes. Hello. I don’t know why I am saying that this is “how 2021 starts,” since today is Monday 4 January 2021 and since I got some pictures yesterday in DeQuincy, but here we are. Today ended on a rather disturbing and disappointing […]

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DeQuincy – More Like Fishing, Less Like Hunting

3 January 2021

Happy new year. Let’s hope 2021 is better than 2020 was. We still have a few weeks of a Trump Presidency left, but we’ll be dealing with its effects for ages, Biden is kind of a loon and not all that trustworthy, and the planet is burning. Just as I did six days ago, I […]

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January 2011 Sampler

1 January 2021

Welcome to the January 2011 Sampler essay. The are a couple of notable thing about this sampler essay. The first is that it is the first sampler essay that includes pictures taken during the lifetime of Jimbaux’s Journal, which was launched in January 2011. So, some of these images have been published before, but, with the […]

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Keep On Foaming In The Free World

31 December 2020

Jimbaux got fuel to burn, got roads to drive. I thought that I had used that title already. Today is Friday 31 December 2020, the last day of a crazy year. I moved out of New Orleans permanently, I got probably my last pictures in Mobile, I got maybe my last pictures in Gulfport, a […]

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I Guess That I Can Learn To Live With This

28 December 2020

Today is Monday 28 December 2020, the Monday after Christmas. This is the third post that I make in the last week, when I hadn’t posted anything since the end of November, which was the first post since late October, and it’s related to my project of wanting to get a few “firsts” in before […]

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Ten Texas Years Gone

26 December 2020

Jimbaux knows that though the course may change sometimesRivers always reach the sea. Today is Saturday 26 December 2020. Four days ago, I made a big chase of the train on the Acadiana Railway branch from Eunice to Crowley, getting a colossal amount of pictures in the process, my first-ever chase of any train on […]

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Crystal Ball And Chain

22 December 2020

Jimbaux is all alone and trapped in time. Won’t You Tell Me Please, Before I Go? Today, for the first time in my life, I photographed a moving Acadiana Railway train, the Crowley Branch train. I scoped out this area for the first time on the Monday after Thanksgiving. I learned from Donovan that the […]

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December 2010 Sampler

1 December 2020

Greetings, and welcome to the December 2010 Sampler essay. As was not uncommon for me at that time of the year at the time, the first decade of the Third Millennium, I took plenty of southeastern Louisiana pictures in the last month of 2010, though not a huge quantity of them but a decent quantity […]

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This Is The World We Live In

30 November 2020

Jimbaux accepts that these are the hands we’re given. I Must Have Dreamed A Thousand Dreams Hi. Today is Monday 30 November 2020, and here are some pictures that I took today. I actually don’t like much of this post, but it’s educational where it’s not entertaining. This Is The Time, This Is The Place […]

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November 2010 Sampler

1 November 2020

Greetings, and welcome to the November 2010 Sampler photo essay. The year 2010, especially the last few months of it, was, so to speak, the end of the beginning of my time living in New Orleans. As seen in the October 2010 Sampler photo essay, on October 23, I broke a three-month streak of not […]

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Schriever-Melodia

22 October 2020

Jimbaux comes as he is, as he wasAs you want him to beAs a friend, as a friendAs an old enemy. Cavities? I suppose that I could make some pithy and even insightful analogies between the reason that I literally was returning to the homeland today, Thursday 22 October 2020, for the first time in […]

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Delta, Della, The Dead, The Dentist, And Detours

13 October 2020

Jimbaux doesn’t have to live like a refugee. Today, Tuesday 13 October 2020, two days after we trekked eastward to the aunts due to Hurricane Delta, it was time for The Choir Director and I to head back west, away from our homeland to the homestead, an end to our Hurrication Delta. The Godmother had […]

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Eastward Refugees

11 October 2020

The highway song is as lonely as the road that Jimbaux is on. Hurricane Delta struck us on Friday evening. Today, Sunday 11 October 2020, we ventured eastward to the homestead, which sounds silly, but it’s true. It’s also silly. Anyway, here are some shots from our journey, and, as a first here on Jimbaux’s Journal, […]

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October 2010 Sampler

1 October 2020

After a dormant August and September (and even early October), which was after a colorful and tumultuous July, I made a comeback in October, in late October, 2010. Sunday The 3rd I was driving East-Bank-bound on the Huey P. Long Bridge and looked downriver and saw this. That’s neat. Friday The 8th This is Nashville […]

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Autumn Of 2020 Is Here

30 September 2020

Return Of The Track Hi. I am “back,” I guess. Today, Wednesday 30 September 2020, I took my first train pictures and my first DSLR-camera pictures in more than three months. I have not had any new posts with new material here in a long time, I know. If you want to know what is […]

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Clouds And Cats – 23 August 2019

23 August 2020

Here is a brief set of images that didn’t make it into my postings from real time in August 2019. Having to go to Imperial Calcasieu for a bittersweet family-resource experience, I wasn’t able to see or photograph the Abbeville Branch train of Wednesday 21 August, and I really wanted to see it, after seeing […]

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Lake Arthur Cell Phone Snaps

20 August 2020

Back in elementary, Jimbaux thrived on misery. Hey, how are y’all doing? There is so much to discuss! Did you read my recent update on Patreon? I still am not ready to reactivate the Facebook page; there is still work that I need to do before I do that. I stopped in Lake Arthur today […]

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August-September 2010 Sampler

4 August 2020

This was a very strange and difficult period for me, a period of transition. The few pictures in this essay, both individually and as a whole, are relatively insipid, and it’s a reflection of how defeated I felt at the time. I started the month of August 2010, the month after the month in which […]

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Storm Light And New Boxcar – 31 July 2019

31 July 2020

On Wednesday 31 July 2019, 10 years to the day after I photographed Canadian National Railway trains on Yellowhead Pass, I made a few images with the storm light in the somewhat less-dramatic area of Vermilion Parish, Louisiana. Perhaps I was scoping out the Abbeville Branch in the hopes of finding and photographing a train […]

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Morning Light On Railroad Cars At The Abbeville Rice Mill – 28 July 2019

28 July 2020

Me being around the Abbeville rice mill early in the morning is rare, and I knew that, with early morning summer sunlight, a lit view of the mill and the railroad cars parked at it would be great. I just needed to get myself there! And get myself there I did, one day after I […]

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July 2010 Sampler

1 July 2020

This One Will Be Different! Greetings, and welcome to the July 2010 Sampler.  The year 2010 was a year of painful transition for me, and much of it hinged around explosive events that happened in July, which also happened to be a very photographically memorable month. Plenty of events were tied together.  Plenty of highways […]

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Lonely Southern Diversion

16 June 2020

Yesterday, we went to Beaumont, and I got some shots of Union Pacific’s job on what remains of the SP Lake Arthur Branch in Lake Charles. With those tasks done, today, Tuesday 16 June 2020, I returned to the homestead in the afternoon via a long, circuitous diversion via places that I had not visited […]

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Extra West But Local Still

15 June 2020

And Now For Something Completely Different I got some new shots today, Monday 15 June 2020, and I went to a place that I hadn’t visited in more than a decade. I had to bring the ‘rental units – I said “‘rental units,” not “rental units” – to Beaumont this afternoon. Hours before that, though, […]

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June 2010 Sampler

1 June 2020

The year 2010 was tumultuous for me personally. I am reminded of such as I look back on these images, and I seem myself and my strengths and weaknesses more clearly. Tuesday The 1st I was still going to events and taking pictures and interviewing people at the events for a publication that I had […]

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They Could Have Just Scrapped The Tank Car

14 May 2020

Today is Thursday 14 May 2020, and, today, for the first time since April 21, a train went through the communities of Delcambre and Erath and into the eastern fringes of Abbeville, but not into Abbeville proper itself, to get the tank car that was delivered to Coastal Chemical on April 15. Let’s recap. For […]

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May 2010 Sampler

1 May 2020

This will be one of the most insipid sampler articles that you will see here, just as insipid as the one from one year ago this month. Here, on Saturday The 8th, is a view down Bayou Lafourche at the Bellevue bridge south of Lockport, where I was for some family gathering. That is home. […]

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A Lighthearted Encore – The Real Last Train From the Planters Rice Mill in Abbeville

21 April 2020

So, something really weird happened today, Tuesday 21 April 2020. Last week, one week ago today, the 14th, what I thought until last night was the last train to the Planters Rice Mill in Abbeville came to the mill with two hopper cars, pulled the three cars that were there and put them on the […]

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Everything That Dies Touches Me

15 April 2020

The End Of An Era – An Emotional Day EDITOR’S NOTE:As I learned only five days later, this would, in fact, not be the last freight train to the Planters Rice Mill.  That happened on the 20th, and I was fortunate enough to chase and voluminously document the return trip the next day.  However, this […]

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The Last Run To The Rice Mill, For Now

14 April 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: As I learned only six days later, this would, in fact, not be the last freight train to the Planters Rice Mill.  That happened on the 20th, and I was fortunate enough to chase and voluminously document the return trip the next day.  However, this website is, above all other things that it […]

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Are You Serious?

3 April 2020

April 3 has often been a weird or memorable day in my life. So, too, was it this year, today, Friday 3 April 2020. I went to Walmart, to the pickup thing, due to the coronavirus. Then, I went by the rice mill in Abbeville and got three cell-phone pics from the truck. Yes, it […]

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Just A Fool To Believe

1 April 2020

Jimbaux was just a fool to believe that a train would come to the rice mill today, April Fool’s Day. I am not like the wind, though. Or Am I? The last time that I photographed a train on the Louisiana & Delta Railroad branchline to Abbeville, Louisiana, was on Monday, March 9th, which was […]

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April 2010 Sampler

1 April 2020

My life changed due to a cometic force that entered my life in April 2010 and left it only a few months later. I was still lying to myself and to the world, or, more forgivingly, I just didn’t know who I was, and I was, as I have been saying for these last few […]

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It Could Be The Beginning Of The End

9 March 2020

Jimbaux wants you to try walking in his shoes. But Before You Come To Any Conclusions Today is Monday 09 March 2020, I went to the gym today for the first time in more than a week, and I have some potential bad news to report regarding the subject matter of the photographs here. It’s […]

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March 2010 Sampler

1 March 2020

Greetings, and welcome to the March 2010 Sampler essay. I hope that you enjoyed the first two sampler essays of 2010 – January and February – with my foray into trying to be someone I am not, which continues here and will for the next couple of months with intensity and continue in spurts for […]

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Trains, Cane’s, Karl, Coffee, Gumbo, And A Bad Hub

29 February 2020

Today is Saturday 29 February 2020, Leap Day; I went to New Orleans today, the first time that I go there since permanently moving out of there a month ago. I stopped in Baldwin and shot the L&D power parked there. Next, I stopped in Morgan City and finally saw a car parked on the […]

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Distractions, Attractions, And Protractions

27 February 2020

I had a hunch that today, Thursday 27 September 2020, would be train day on the L&D Abbeville Branch, because there was a train one week ago today. I was helping The Duke move a chest freezer, and I heard the horns while helping. My arrival at the track was delayed because I was helping […]

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With So Much Drama In the OMV

20 February 2020

I got out of the Office Of Motor Vehicles, and I heard horns. I got to Delcambre and got this shot of the Abbeville Branch train heading back to New Iberia. Well, I missed the inbound train, dammit! Michael Bloomberg’s debate intro was last night; that guy is so crass. I didn’t have to deal […]

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Misty Rice Mill Hop

5 February 2020

Jimbaux is telling the same old story, doing the same old song and dance. Today is Wednesday 5 February 2020. The impeachment acquittal, it was a joke, happened today. Yeah, maybe you could try him for so many more things, things that actually matter far more than something that was indeed impeachable that he did […]

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February 2010 Sampler

1 February 2020

Welcome to the February 2010 Sampler, where and when I continue the look at the part of my life in which even through my photography I was, out of intense societal neurotypical pressure, pretending to be something that I was not. Saturday The 6th Saturday 6 February 2010 was election day in New Orleans and […]

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Leaving

31 January 2020

Jimbaux is a 21st Century digital boy. Today, I permanently moved out of New Orleans. I moved to the city more than a decade ago, not long after Hurricane Katrina after taking a job in the metro area and deciding to move to the city before Katrina, but, only a few years later, I left […]

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My Last Night In New Orleans

30 January 2020

The Pictures Here Don’t Match The Headline I certainly wish that I had found a way to get a picture of a moving train in New Orleans this morning before I rolled out of town on my second-to-last morning awakening in New Orleans, because it would have been the only time ever, probably, that I […]

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Westbound From New Orleans and Boomeranged Back

29 January 2020

Today is Wednesday 29 January 2020; two days from now, I will permanently move out of New Orleans. I awoke today in New Orleans, made a trip to the homestead with my truck loaded with plenty of my stuff, and returned to New Orleans this evening after getting a couple of new train shots today. […]

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Dewhoadifying

25 January 2020

Jimbaux knows that – and accepts that – this is the end, This is the end, beautiful friendThis is the end, my only friendThe end of our elaborate plansThe end of ev’rything that stands The End This is the end. Yesterday, Friday 24 January 2020, I returned to New Orleans from the homestead, as I […]

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Buffalo Ranch Crude Oil

24 January 2020

Jimbaux you don’t recognizeDesensitize and paralyzeSabotage headquartersBut your bloodlines we sterilize. It’s Not The Same Today is Friday 24 January 2020, and, as I am in the process of permanently moving out of New Orleans and retreating westward to the homestead after losing my home a year ago, I went eastward again to New Orleans […]

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What It Is Now

22 January 2020

Jimbaux wonders how everything tied his hands. My time in New Orleans is coming to an end, and I am now spending most of my days moving my excessive amount of stuff. I left the homestead this afternoon for the city and, of course, went and checked out the L&D Abbeville Branch – the old […]

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Securing The Bag

20 January 2020

I had to go west this morning, Monday 20 January 2020, because I accidentally left my camera bag with the newer camera in The Duke’s automobile. Almost there, I used the old camera to get some shots of the hopper cars at the Farmers Rice Milling Company facility. This track is basically the old Missouri […]

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Gulfport

7 January 2020

After the delightful surprise two nights ago when I witnessed a job of the Kansas City Southern Railway switching the Port Of Gulfport after my day in Mobile, I decided to return to Gulfport just in an afternoon, just to try to get that same port action again, this time with a tripod and also […]

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Telling The West Bank Goodbye

6 January 2020

Still quite tired from my big Mobile-Gulfport day yesterday, I got up this morning on this Monday 6 January 2020 to do more saying goodbye to the New Orleans area. I left the crib just after 08:00 today. I checked out what remains of Bernadotte Yard. These are self portraits at what remains of a […]

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Mobile And Gulfport

5 January 2020

My time in New Orleans, the city and metro area that, in my early adulthood, I decided would be the place for me to chart the course of that part of my life, will come to an end at the end of this month. I secretly never envisioned myself growing old in New Orleans; so, […]

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Almost, Close, Not Really

4 January 2020

Today is Saturday 4 January 2020, and I went eastward from the homestead to New Orleans in preparation for heading east to Mobile tomorrow, one of the last chances that I get to do this now that this is my final month in New Orleans. Here is the LDRR 1500, the last CF7 on the […]

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January 2010 Sampler

1 January 2020

Hello, happy new year, and welcome to the January 2010 Sampler essay, which picks up when and were – in the Mexican state of Nuevo León – the December 2009 Sampler essay ended. Friday The 1st Just like we did three years to the day prior, my friend Arnulfo and I along with another friend […]

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Because People In The Weight Room Were Hogging The Benches That I Needed

30 December 2019

Hi. Today is Monday 30 December 2019, and, today, for the first time since my epic flying trip over the metro New Orleans area with Porkchop 11 days ago, I took out my SLR camera to take some pictures, and it would not have happened had people in the weight room not been hogging the […]

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Whoadies Air Foaming

19 December 2019

Today, Thursday 19 December 2019, my pal The Cajun Porkchop and I finally did something that we talked for years about doing. We hopped in an airplane, just the two of us, and flew around the metro New Orleans area and a little bit beyond it and got plenty of pictures. Well, actually, he did […]

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Life There Goes On Without Me

15 December 2019

Today, Sunday 15 December 2019, I went to clean the last of my personal items out of the storage unit, meaning that, rather significantly, the last of my personal possessions has left my homeland. I stopped in New Iberia and saw that the Union Pacific Railroad has delivered three empty rice mill hopper cars.  The […]

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MC and RC

7 December 2019

Hi. Today is Saturday 7 December 2019, and this will be a weird post, like another weird post that I made five years ago today; there are plenty more cell phone pictures than there are SLR camera pictures in this essay. Here is the cat. He’s not my cat, but he is the closest thing […]

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Resurrection Thursday

5 December 2019

“One hopper car! Two hopper cars! Three hopper cars!” – I said, driving southbound on State Street before turning right to get ahead of the train, today, Thursday 5 December 2019, as Terry was videoing the train’s passage of the same spot! The L&D Abbeville Branch is back! The LDRR 1709 has brought five empty […]

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December 2009 Sampler

1 December 2019

Hi, and welcome to the December 2009 Sampler essay.  The year in which my passport got more use and in which I traveled more miles than I did in any other year came to and end with me in a country other than my own. What Does It All Mean? As I mentioned in the […]

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