June 2014 Sampler

1 June 2024

Greetings, and welcome to the June 2014 Sampler essay, which will showcase examples of a return to being active in taking pictures after the lull from the previous month as exhibited in the “May 2014 Sampler” essay.  All of the 12 images in this essay were made in southeastern Louisiana, and all but two of […]

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May 2014 Sampler

1 May 2024

A Quiet Interlude Greetings, and welcome to the May 2014 Sampler essay.  After the fair-sized “April 2014 Sampler” essay, which itself followed an even larger “March 2014 Sampler” essay, this one will be brief, with only four images, each for the number of days that I took a DSLR-camera picture. The reason for the brevity […]

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April 2014 Sampler

1 April 2024

Greetings, and welcome to the April 2014 Sampler essay.  The Same – And Different While this sampler essay is structured in the same way in which other sampler essays are structured, and while it naturally follows the previous sampler essay, the “March 2014 Sampler” essay, in that it is of similar subject matter and in […]

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April 2004 Images

1 April 2024

A Decennial Retrospective Of A Decennial Retrospective Okay, this one will be brief, except that maybe it won’t be.  Nearly all of my already-scanned images from April 2004 (I was still shooting with this thing called “film” back then) area already online; the purpose of this post is twofold: to give a place for the […]

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Two Westbound Trains, One With A Conrail Leader, At Thibodaux Junction – 7 March 2004

7 March 2024

One of my favorite regular places to watch and photograph trains on the Lafayette Subdivision was known as Thibodaux Junction on Acadia Road in northern Lafourche Parish one mile east of Schriever (which is in Terrebonne Parish.)  I say “was” because the location is no longer publicly accessible, since the parish turned the right-of-way over […]

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March 2014 Sampler

1 March 2024

Greetings, and welcome to the March 2014 Sampler essay.  All of the images shown here were made in southeastern Louisiana, either in the metropolitan New Orleans area or in the Houma-Thibodaux area. For a monthly sampler essay, this one will be big, at 18 images, meaning that there were at least 18 days in the […]

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March 2004 Images

1 March 2024

In March of 2014, I published here on Jimbaux’s Journal images of scanned 35-milimeter film slides that I had taken as photographs 10 years to the day after I had taken the pictures.  A few of my presentable already-then-scanned images from March of 2004 didn’t make it into blog posts at that time, and I […]

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February 2014 Sampler

1 February 2024

Greetings, and welcome to the February 2014 Sampler essay, like the month of January 2014 prior to it, a time of transition – partly because it was a time of serious injury. About a week into this month, I had emergency back surgery.  The neurologist said that, had we waited, I could have been permanently […]

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February 2004 Images

1 February 2024

This one will be brief.  Presented here are three scanned slides from February of 2004, two of them of pictures taken at the same location and the other having been taken fewer than eight miles away, following up on my January 2004 pictures. Please remember that these presentations of scanned slides are not of representative […]

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January 2014 Sampler

1 January 2024

Greetings, and welcome to the January 2014 Sampler essay here on Jimbaux’s Journal, which, of course, chronologically follows from the “December 2013 Sampler” essay.  These “Sampler” essays show one image from each date in the given month in which I made a presentation-worthy photograph; they function as a substitute for full-day blog posts of all […]

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January 2004 Images

1 January 2024

Hello, there.  Did you see the large number of images from December 2003?  Weren’t those last 10 days of the month grand? Anyway, with me back at work early in January 2004, here is a much smaller offering of images, from that month.  Why are there much, much fewer pictures from January 2004 compared to […]

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December 2003 Images

31 December 2023

This is a compilation post compiling links to all of the single-day posts of pictures made in December 2003.  If you are here only for the links and URLs to those day posts, you can just scroll down to them, even though reading the background information here can help you better understand all of that […]

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False Hopes And Real Gratitude, Raceland And Schriever – 31 December 2003

31 December 2023

Here it is, folks.  Here is the end of this marathon run of pictures for the last two weeks of 2003.  Please remember what I said in the December 19 post about the reasons for my habit of taking so many railroad pictures in the two-week period around Christmas and New Year’s Day. On this […]

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Southern Pacific Locomotive Leading The LLS51 – 30 December 2003

30 December 2023

This set of images was made in the afternoon of Tuesday 30 December 2003, but, first, I must tell you about the train-chasing from the day before that didn’t involve picture-taking.  Please read my December 19 piece previewing these late-December-2003 posts that explains the large quantity of pictures that I historically took late in Decembers […]

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An SD40-2 Kind Of Day – 27 December 2003

27 December 2023

What a memorable day Saturday 27 December 2003 was!  The two trains of the day had solid SD40-2 power, and only one of the nine locomotives in either train wore a paint scheme that was only as new as the 1990s mergers! On this day, I saw two of the coolest power sets I have […]

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‘Twas The Day After Christmas – 26 December 2003

26 December 2023

This set of images was made on Friday 26 December 2003, after a Christmas that was preceded by a memorable chase of the Lockport Branch train that took place a day after a day of railroad photography done in the expectation that the Lockport Branch would be served on that day. All images made in […]

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Winter Solstice Consolation Prizes – 22 December 2003

22 December 2023

Why? My goal – and my deep hope – for Monday 22 December 2003, the day of the winter solstice, was to chase the Lockport Branch train, the train serving my favorite remaining railroad branchline in the world, a branch on which I had not photographed action since July.  Why, if this was my favorite […]

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First Shot At Thoroughbred Park And A Couple Of Westbound Trains – 21 December 2003

21 December 2023

These images were made on Sunday 21 December 2003.  Remember, as described in the post for the Friday 19 December 2003 picture, this was the beginning of a two-week flurry of railroad photography for the combination of reasons described in that post. On this day, I did a new shot, at a place called Thoroughbred […]

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Four Westbound Trains, One Underpowered, On The Lafayette Sub – 20 December 2003

20 December 2023

In my post of my one scanned 35mm slide from Friday 19 December 2003, I described my personal pattern – and, specifically, the reasons for my personal pattern – of making a gigantic amount of railroad pictures in the two weeks around Christmas and New Year’s Day compared to the rest of the year.  Well, […]

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SP Leader On The LLS51 At Kraemer Road – 19 December 2003

19 December 2023

Greetings, and welcome to what is a one-picture beginning to a grand finale for 2003 pictures.  The last two weeks of 2003 is when my habit of making large amounts of railroad pictures, mostly local to my southern Louisiana home, in the two-week period around Christmas and New Year’s Day began.  The pattern started the […]

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A Delayed QLUCB At Kraemer Road – 8 December 2003

8 December 2023

I did not realize it at the time, but these were the good old days.  The reason that I didn’t realize it was that there was so much more good that I could have done then, or maybe there wasn’t.  In any case, there were cool trains back then that would cease to exist in […]

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Three Westbound Trains At Schriever, A High Nose, And A Derailment – 7 December 2003

7 December 2023

Sunday 7 December 2003 was a very noteworthy day in an action-packed weekend.  Two days before, on Friday 5 December 2003, I photographed the ML 14 arriving late in Raceland due to it being the replacement locomotive that day.  The next day, Saturday 6 December 2003, I took some pictures in some locations west of […]

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L&D Trains in Chacahoula, Boeuf, Patterson, And Morgan City – 6 December 2003

6 December 2023

Here is a set of images that I made on Saturday 6 December 2003, and it’s important to read the post from the outing the day before to understand what happened on this day. I ventured westward on this day to places heretofore unexplored and unphotographed by me. I started the day at Schriever, milepost […]

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Sugar Mountain Laurel Mill – 5 December 2003

5 December 2023

When reading these blog articles of 2003 pictures published in 2023, it’s important to remember that, as described in the post that previewed the publication of these 2003-2005 images, all of these are scanned slides that were scanned before early 2014.  I have other presentationworthy slides from that time, but they are not scanned. On […]

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December 2013 Sampler

1 December 2023

Greetings, and welcome to the December 2013 Sampler essay.  December 2013 was a period of transition in my life, as I finally permanently left the employer at which I had had my greatest professional – and even personal – success after sputtering for more than three years after burning out. I didn’t use my DSLR […]

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November 2013 Sampler

1 November 2023

Greetings, and welcome to the November 2013 Sampler essay. You will recall from the “August-September-October 2013 Sampler” essay that I took almost no SLR-camera pictures in August, September, and October 2013, and most that I did take were of lettuce that I was growing! It was a very difficult time for me, as would be […]

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November 2003 Images

1 November 2023

Welcome to a cursory look back via 35-milimeter film to November 2003.  This is a sample of images from that time, and the sample is dictated by what of my 35-mm slides from that time had been scanned prior to the spring of 2014.  At the time of the publication of this post, I do […]

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October 2003 Images

1 October 2023

Welcome to a cursory look back via 35-milimeter film to October 2003.  This is a sample of images from that time, and the sample is dictated by what of my 35-mm slides from that time had been scanned prior to the spring of 2014.  At the time of the publication of this post, I do […]

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Early-Mid 2003 Pictures – And A Preview Of Coming Attractions

1 September 2023

In this photo essay, published in September 2023, I will do two things. The first is that I will share some scanned film, scanned 35mm color slides, that I took in the first seven months of the year 2003, two decades ago this year, minus the June 2003 trip (because those pictures are already in […]

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August-September-October 2013 Sampler

1 August 2023

Greetings, and welcome to the August-September-October 2013 Sampler essay.  Major change was happening right at this time, though it was also major sameness, as indicated at the end of the “July 2013 Sampler” essay. There is so much more that I want to say here.  My pattern of not taking train pictures locally in the […]

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July 2013 Sampler

1 July 2023

The first and foremost question that confronted me in how to incorporate the few pictures that I took from July 2013 to October 2013 inclusive into my pattern of “sampler” essays is whether to include them in a July-October post or whether to split them into a July post and an August-September-October post, because there […]

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June 2013 Sampler

1 June 2023

Jimbaux is feeling miles away You think he’s got it made He doesn’t belong here. I Don’t Belong Here Greetings, and welcome to the June 2013 Sampler essay. As sampler essays on this publication go, this one is actually rather significant, though not because of either the quality of pictures or the quantity of pictures […]

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Not Like Old Times, But Still Like Old Times

18 May 2023

Jimbaux can’t control you; you’re not his destiny. A Bounty And The Trauma This really was a heck of a day.  I accomplished plenty.  This will be a large post. Today, three days after I visited Baton Rouge and Opelousas, I had to go to the homeland for the first time in six months, and […]

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Learning, Confirming, And Being Weirded Out

15 May 2023

Jimbaux is a hellraiser, or, maybe, he is not. So, I had to go to Baton Rouge today, for the same reason that I went there in early March, though most of the pictures from today are from around or in Lafayette. This is the first blog article in which my notes from the essay […]

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Wright Honey, Bees, Trees, And Clouds

10 May 2023

Jimbaux helped them get a box fully of honey. Are You Laughing At Me Now? The lyrics are very much appropriate, in so many ways. Today, as part of my life’s penitence, in my circumstance, while I, a fully-grown adult, was wearing the crowns of other persons, we went to Wright Honey. If you lived […]

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May 2013 Sampler

1 May 2023

Greetings, and welcome to the May 2013 Sampler essay. There are plenty of images in this essay, meaning that I took my DSLR camera out and made at least one presentable image with it on several days in the month of May 2013. This was a strange month for me. I came off of medical […]

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Just Before The Heat Comes

24 April 2023

The primary purpose of my set of outings today was to take advantage of the cool weather, likely the last cool weather that we shall have for many months, but, in the process, I wanted to access some parks that I had never visited. However, the first thing that I had to do was go […]

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Storms In A

15 April 2023

Storms In Vermilionville? That Enya song “Storms In Africa” came to my mind when I took these pictures. As I started typing this blog essay, I am thinking of the Toto song about rain in Africa and wondering if it may have inspired the Enya song!  This is the first time that I make this […]

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Palmettos And The Past

14 April 2023

Okay, I don’t know what to say about this, but we went today to Palmetto Island State Park. It certainly was interesting, but I am not sure that it was fun. First, I need to so some food preparation. Onions are important. Okay, so, in the afternoon, we entered the park. We found a bathroom. […]

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April 2013 Sampler

1 April 2023

Greetings, and welcome to the April 2013 Sampler essay. Many of the nine images shown here have a very “spring” feel to them. Thursday, The 4th I was on my way between Bayouland and Whoadieville when I made this grab shot in Paradís. I wish that I had shot it in RAW. Monday, The 8th […]

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A Port Rail, Kansas City Southern Railway, and Timber Rock Railroad Bonanza

31 March 2023

Jimbaux sees that there’s too many men, Too many people, Making too many problems, And there’s not much love to go ’round. It’s Political Wow, what a heck of a day this was! This is the largest and most varied set of images that I have gotten in a while.  While I still think that […]

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Learning

10 March 2023

Jimbaux hears records in his head everywhere that he goes He’s got records in my head spinnin’ out of control They go round and round and again Round and round and again. Old New Places I had to go to Baton Rouge today.  I got some pictures. My first pictures were in Lafayette, where I […]

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March 2013 Sampler

1 March 2023

Greetings, and welcome to the March 2013 Sampler essay. This one will be brief. I was, let’s say, “going through some things” at the time, with a worsening back situation while also stuck working on a job that I felt that I had, for lack of a better characterization, outgrown. This was the month in […]

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How Can Time Make Restitution?

6 February 2023

Jimbaux is painfully aware that time is a thief. I Was Like A Chinese Spy Balloon! I don’t know what that means, though. Today was my first train-picture outing of 2023.  What’s the deal with me not taking pictures of trains at all in January anymore?  It’s for some embarrassing reasons, really. At about 08:26, […]

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February 2013 Sampler

1 February 2023

Greetings, and welcome to the February 2013 Sampler essay. As described in the “January 2013 Sampler” essay, 2013 was a tumultuous year for me. February was largely uneventful except for worsening back problems and a weekend event that foreshadowed what would become my new reality in the coming years. Let’s get right to it. Sunday, […]

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January 2013 Sampler

1 January 2023

Greetings, and welcome to the January 2013 Sampler essay.  For me, this was the beginning of a strange year, though, for me, most years could be said to be strange.  Still, this was the first full year that I would know that I would eventually be losing my home for the most embarrassing of reasons […]

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Exploring – Opelousas Alternative, Acadiana Nonetheless

20 December 2022

Jimbaux hears records in his head everywhere that he goesHe’s got records in his head spinning out of controlThey go round and around and againRound and around and againRound and around and oh yeahRecords in his head. Something Different Well, today was a good day! I explored places that I had not before explored. The […]

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Surfacing For Degradation

5 December 2022

Jimbaux searched for form and landFor years and years he roamedHe gazed a gazeless stareThey walked a million hillsHe must have died aloneA long, long time ago. A Hot Mess Family fragments, and I fragment with it. This probably was inevitable. I probably never had a chance. I read the story in the newspaper that […]

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December 2012 Sampler

1 December 2022

Greetings, and welcome to the December 2012 Sampler essay.  After the difficult and lengthy “November 2012 Sampler” essay, this one will be mercifully brief. As I wrote near the end of that essay in the description of the November 25 images, I wouldn’t take out the DSLR camera again until midway through the month of […]

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Really, I Just . . .

16 November 2022

Schriever Is Boring This was just a strange day, which means that this will be a strange post. If you’re seeking brilliant railroad photography, then close out the page and come back later when I have something else to post. This was an emotional day, not surprisingly, because I returned to my homeland to go […]

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November 2012 Sampler

1 November 2022

Greetings, and welcome to the November 2012 Sampler essay, which continues to document a time of transition, as did the “September 2012 Sampler” essay and the “October 2012 Sampler” essay. As stated in the October 2012 essay, my grandmother died at the end of September, and we funeralized and buried her in early October as […]

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October 2012 Sampler

1 October 2022

Greetings, and welcome to the October 2012 Sampler essay, which documents a time of loss and transition in my life.  As told in the “September 2012 Sampler” essay, my paternal grandmother had just died, and the funeral would be in early October.  I was actively pursuing a plan to get myself back to the New […]

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The Journey Was The Point

29 September 2022

Jimbaux knows it’s everybody’s sinYou got to lose to know how to win. Laura Delta Ian A Sanity-Restoring Expedition These are far from my best photographs, but that doesn’t really matter, because getting good photographs was not the point of this outing. As often happens this time of year in my life after the years […]

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September 2012 Sampler

1 September 2022

Greetings, and welcome to the September 2012 Sampler essay.  As readers of the “August 2012 Sampler” essay would have seen, the defining story at the end of August 2012 was Tropical Storm or Hurricane Isaac, and it would be the story of the beginning of September 2012, too.  The end of the month, however, was […]

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August 2012 Sampler

1 August 2022

Greetings, and welcome to the August 2012 Sampler essay, which will largely follow the pattern of the “July 2012 Sampler” essay, which itself largely followed the pattern of the “June 2012 Sampler” essay. That pattern includes the Wednesday-and-Friday Chip routine.  I had a job near the western limits of the Chip Local, the Union Pacific […]

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July 2012 Sampler

1 July 2022

Greetings, and welcome to the July 2012 Sampler essay.  This one follows a pattern similar to that of the previous month, particularly in the fact that it covers the area from Saint Mary Parish to New Orleans inclusive, with pictures of the Chip Local and other trains on the Lafayette Subdivision and pictures of trains […]

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‘That’s All I Got’ – Peartree’s Last Day On The Railroad

15 June 2022

A Happily Anticlimactic Ending This is it. This was Peartree’s last day railroading. Today is Wednesday 15 June 2022. Forty-nine years ago today, Peartree went to work for and on the Southern Pacific Railroad, the railroad where his father was employed. Today, Peartree worked his last day railroading for the Louisiana & Delta Railroad, where […]

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Peartree’s Penultimate Day On The Railroad

14 June 2022

Now Jimbaux is here, and he’s all aloneStill he knows how it feelsHe’s alone again. Peartree’s Last Day Working The Ground Today, Tuesday 14 June 2022, was Peartree’s second-to-last day railroading and his last day working the ground. Yesterday, I got many pictures on his third-to-last day railroading. We start by the depot in New […]

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Peartree’s Last Monday On The Railroad

13 June 2022

Jimbaux knows that you just don’t get it, you keep it copaceticAnd you learn to accept it, you know you’re so patheticAnd you just don’t get it, you keep it copaceticAnd you learn to accept it, you know you’re so pathetic. Born To Be Down This, 13 June 2022, is Peartree’s last Monday as an […]

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Peartree’s Last Friday On The Railroad

10 June 2022

There is not much here. There was nothing new or interesting at the port. This was Peartree’s last Friday railroading. I got to the depot in New Iberia just as he and CV were arriving to tie up for the day. Peartree started railroading in 1973 for the Southern Pacific railroad. He was away from […]

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June 2012 Sampler

1 June 2022

Greetings, and welcome to the June 2012 Sampler essay, where you will see one example of the photographs that I took on each day of June 2012 on which I took pictures.  As explained in the “April 2012 Sampler” essay, in April 2012, I began the practice of traveling from Morgan City to New Orleans […]

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No Joy On Pipe Movement, Armour Yellow At The Interchange

26 May 2022

Jimbaux is crawling back to the start. Unceremony My experience this morning reinforced the perception that foaming is a thing of the past, even though I got a promising shot late in this morning. This post is also a follow-up from yesterday, in which I, among other things, scoped out the Port Of Iberia hoping […]

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Jacked By Julie

25 May 2022

Jimbaux knows that it’s hard to hold on when there’s no one to lean on. It’s Hard To Be Strong When There’s No One To Dream On This whole damn day was jacked, really. The hospital room was nice. It’s so damn tragic that such an accomplished woman has suffered as she has. So, I […]

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Like Old Times

18 May 2022

Jimbaux believes that his soul is on fire. Hey! Hoo, boy, do I have a heck of a show for you today! Today has been a memorable day with some great scenes that I was able to record. I had to go back home for my twice-yearly visit to the dentist, and I made the […]

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May 2012 Sampler

1 May 2022

Greetings, and welcome to the May 2012 Sampler essay.  The “April 2012 Sampler” essay was unusual in that it was published on the eight of the month of April 2022 so as, explained at the beginning of it, to avoid interfering with the flow of publication of the decennial retrospective blog posts of my spring […]

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Photographs Are Money

28 April 2022

Maybe It’s More That Photographs Can Be Currency This is the story of debt and of settling a debt, though maybe also establishing further credit, using photographs. I really cannot share the details now, but I hope to do so at some point, because it’s supposed to be about a pleasant surprise for someone. After […]

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April 2012 Sampler

8 April 2022

Greetings, and welcome to the April 2012 Sampler essay.  The circumstances surrounding this post make it different from any other of these “sampler” essays that I have published before. Let me tell you why.  All of these sampler essays are published on the first day of the month in which they are published, but this […]

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Day 10 – Easter – Heavener, Rich Mountain, Ashdown, Haynesville, and Jackson – 8 April 2012

8 April 2022

This is part of the Eastern Great Plains Spring Break 2012 Road Trip series. Greetings, and welcome to Day 10 of 10 of Jimbaux’s Spring Break 2012 Road Trip.  These pictures were taken on Sunday 8 April 2012, Easter Sunday.  It’s great that this is finally about to be over.  It’s the beginning of the end, and […]

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Day 9 – Animals, A Street Sketch, The Rainbow Bridge, and Nocturnal Trains – 7 April 2012

7 April 2022

This is part of the Eastern Great Plains Spring Break 2012 Road Trip series. On the previous day, I started in Omaha, Nebraska, went through the southwestern corner of Iowa, spent time exploring flood damage and the BNSF Railway’s Saint Joe Line in northwestern Missouri, and then crossed the Missouri River into Kansas before landing at a […]

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Day 8 – Omaha, Pacific Junction, A Natural Disaster, and The St Joe Line – 6 April 2012

6 April 2022

This is part of the Eastern Great Plains Spring Break 2012 Road Trip series. Greetings, and welcome to Day 8 of Jimbaux’s Spring Break 2012 Road Trip, Friday 6 April 2012, Good Friday. This day was both anticlimactic and emotional.  Done were the big train-hunting days with huge catches, like Day 6, two days before, and done, […]

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Day 7 – Omaha Environs And Logan To Fremont – 5 April 2012

5 April 2022

This is part of the Eastern Great Plains Spring Break 2012 Road Trip series. Greetings, and welcome to Day 7 of Jimbaux’s 2012 Spring Break Road Trip, Thursday 5 April 2012.  On the previous day, Day 6, Wednesday 4 April 2012, we had a very intense and memorable day with plenty of pictures, hence my decision to […]

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Day 6 – Chasing Trains On The DM&E Line – 4 April 2012

4 April 2022

This is part of the Eastern Great Plains Spring Break 2012 Road Trip series. Greetings, and welcome to Day 6, Wednesday 4 April 2012, of my Spring Break 2020 Road Trip. Day 6 of the trip takes place in southwestern Minnesota and eastern South Dakota, a day after a friend and I traveled there northward from Omaha […]

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Day 6, Part 4 Of 4 – The DM&E Railroad and The Corn Palace – 4 April 2012

4 April 2022

This is part of the Eastern Great Plains Spring Break 2012 Road Trip series. Greetings, and welcome to Part 4, the final part, of Day 6 of Jimbaux’s Spring Break 2012 Road Trip, the last of many, many pictures made on Wednesday 4 April 2012.  Part 1 started with us in Brookings, South Dakota, and heading our […]

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Day 6, Part 3 Of 4 – The DM&E Survives In Minnesota And South Dakota – 4 April 2012

4 April 2022

This is part of the Eastern Great Plains Spring Break 2012 Road Trip series. Greetings, and welcome to Part 3 of Day 6 of Jimbaux’s 2012 Spring Break Road Trip.  Part 2 ended with Canadian Pacific Railway train 277 moving south of Lake Benton, Minnesota, on its way to Huron, South Dakota, and we start right here […]

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Day 6, Part 2 Of 4 – Chasing A Neat-Looking Train From Cavour To Lake Benton – 4 April 2012

4 April 2022

This is part of the Eastern Great Plains Spring Break 2012 Road Trip series. Greetings, and welcome to Part 2 of Day 6 of Jimbaux’s 2012 Spring Break Road Trip, 4 April 2012.  In Part 1, we started at Brookings, South Dakota, and headed west, almost to Huron, until we intercepted an eastbound Canadian Pacific Railway train […]

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Day 6, Part 1 Of 4 – Brookings To Cavour, Intercepting A Train On Jointed Rail – 4 April 2012

4 April 2022

This is part of the Eastern Great Plains Spring Break 2012 Road Trip series. Greetings, and welcome to Part 1 of 4 of Day 6 of Jimbaux’s Spring Break 2012 Eastern Great Plains Road Trip. This day was essentially the climax of the trip, for many reasons.  It is appropriately at the midpoint, or the day before […]

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Day 5 – Iowa, South Dakota, and Minnesota – 3 April 2012

3 April 2022

This is part of the Eastern Great Plains Spring Break 2012 Road Trip series. Welcome to Day 5 of Jimbaux’s 2012 Spring Break Road Trip.  On this day and all of the following day, none of the drive was in an automobile in my name (even rented), I didn’t do any driving, I entered a US state […]

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Day 4 – Southeastern Nebraska – 2 April 2012

2 April 2022

This is part of the Eastern Great Plains Spring Break 2012 Road Trip series. Greetings, and welcome to Day 4 of Jimbaux’s 2012 Spring Break Road Trip, which – Day 4, not the trip – starts in Lincoln, Nebraska. On the previous evening, I arrived in Lincoln after spending the morning in Kansas, a few dozen miles […]

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Day 3 – Eastern Kansas and Southeastern Nebraska – 1 April 2012

1 April 2022

This is part of the Eastern Great Plains Spring Break 2012 Road Trip series. Welcome to Day 3 of Jimbaux’s Spring Break 2012 Eastern Great Plains Road Trip, which followed the trek from the Ouachita Mountains to southeastern Kansas on Day 2, which followed the initial northward journey through Louisiana to Oklahoma on Day 1. Due to the […]

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Day 3, Part 2 Of 2 – Northeastern Kansas and Southeastern Nebraska – 1 April 2012

1 April 2022

This is part of the Eastern Great Plains Spring Break 2012 Road Trip series. Welcome to Part 2 of Day 3 of Jimbaux’s Spring Break 2012 Road Trip. After spending the morning foaming the old Santa Fe Transcon west of Kansas City and then paying a visit to the Midland Railway Historical Association, as seen in Part […]

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Day 3, Part 1 Of 2 – Eastern Central Kansas – 1 April 2012

1 April 2022

This is part of the Eastern Great Plains Spring Break 2012 Road Trip series. Welcome to Day 3 of Jimbaux’s 2012 Spring Break Road Trip.  On Day 1, I stopped at the Kansas City Southern Railway yard in Shreveport, ended the day in Heavener, Oklahoma, and got some pictures between the two places.  On Day 2, I […]

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Day 2 – Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas – 31 March 2012

31 March 2022

This is part of the Eastern Great Plains Spring Break 2012 Road Trip series. Welcome to Day 2 of Jimbaux’s Spring Break 2012 Eastern Great Plains Road Trip, which follows the initial northward journey through Louisiana to Oklahoma on Day 1. Due to the large size of the quantity of photographs made this day, Saturday 31 March […]

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Day 2, Part 2 Of 2 – Northwestern Arkansas and Southeastern Kansas – 31 March 2012

31 March 2022

This is part of the Eastern Great Plains Spring Break 2012 Road Trip series. Hi, and welcome to Part 2 of 2 of Day 2 of Jimbaux’s 10-day Spring Break 2012 Road Trip.  In Part 1, there were scenes of a chase of a train up Rich Mountain from Heavener, Oklahoma, into Arkansas, visiting Rich Mountain, and […]

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Day 2, Part 1 Of 2 – Heavener, Rich Mountain, and Page – 31 March 2012

31 March 2022

This is part of the Eastern Great Plains Spring Break 2012 Road Trip series. Welcome to Day 2 of my 10-day Spring Break 2012 Road Trip.  This is Part 1 of two parts for the pictures taken on Saturday 31 March 2012. As we ended Day 1, we started Day 2 in Heavener, Oklahoma, right next to […]

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Day 1 – Shreveport To Heavener – 30 March 2012

30 March 2022

This is part of the Eastern Great Plains Spring Break 2012 Road Trip series. So It Begins So it begins, on Friday 30 March 2012, I began the last substantial-sized road trip of what remained of what could, by then, loosely be called my “youth.” Since the transmission of my truck failed a week or […]

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Twenty, Not As Funny

16 March 2022

There was a very specific point to today’s outing: photographing the LDRR 1709, presumably in action, on this specific date, today. For reasons that I learned only today but that could easily have been foreseen, the “in action” part was not to be, though I did photograph the locomotive with other action happening proximate to […]

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March 2012 Sampler

1 March 2022

Welcome to the March 2012 Sampler essay, which, with 24 images, is the largest-ever (by measure of quantity of photographs) monthly sampler essay that I create, suggesting that March 2012 may have been some month of great consequence for me, which it was, even though I should note that months in which a photographer does […]

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Color The World

26 February 2022

Jimbaux does have to live like a refugee. Today was an emotional day, and this will be a long post with plenty of pictures.  I went to the homeland.  As I was driving back westbound to the homestead, I heard the song “Bitter Sweet Symphony” by The Verve, “Jumper” by Third Eye Blind played shortly […]

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I Got 99 Problems, And The 1717 Ain’t One

23 February 2022

Missed Telephoto Opportunity Okay, this is weird. There is not much to see here, but there could have been. I forgot – or, perhaps, neglected – to bring my DSLR-camera equipment with me on my outing today, perhaps because there was a much more important thing to do on this outing.  Therefore, all pictures in […]

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The Width And The Depth

18 February 2022

Jimbaux is fighting hard to hold his ownJust can’t make it all aloneIs holding on, can’t fall backIs just a calm ’bout to fade to black Is beggin’, beggin’ youPut your loving hand out, babyI’m beggin’, beggin’ youSo, put your loving hand out, darling. New Iberia just sucks. Also, I don’t particularly like that song, […]

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Successful Deductive Reasoning At Harbor Yard And Ancillary Miscellany

11 February 2022

Jimbaux wishes you were here. It Finally Happened I finally got a smartphone!  Yeah, I have been accomplishing plenty with my tablet computer thing that is essentially just a really large smartphone that does not fit in some pants pockets and fits awkwardly in others, but I had a separate telephone that I used for […]

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February 2012 Sampler

1 February 2022

Greetings, and welcome to the February 2012 Sampler essay. Wednesday, The 1st There were still a couple of weeks left in my final hopeless quest to pursue an engineering degree long after what would have been the optimal time for me to do it, and that’s why I was heading north of I-610 in New […]

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End Of Cane

21 January 2022

What’s up?  So, as you saw from yesterday, I have been trying to photograph the final movements of sugarcane across Bayou Vermilion for this sugarcane-grinding season, going toward the mills around New Iberia and Patoutville. Of course, the little problem with this agenda is that, not knowing when the end of the harvest will be, […]

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Cold Cane

20 January 2022

It was weird to be essentially foaming by the track today, even though there were no trains on this track and even though I had no expectation or even hope that there would be one. I wanted to get shots of the last of the sugarcane trucks coming from west of Bayou Vermilion, where the […]

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Fly High, King

7 January 2022

What can I say?  Not much.  It’s a new year, I have not really photographed anything since November 18, and no pictures that I have made this month or will do for the rest of this month will match even a sample of my photographic output from 10 years ago this month or even of […]

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January 2012 Sampler

1 January 2022

Greetings, and welcome to the January 2012 Sampler essay. This is the start of what may be the last year for which I do these “sampler” essays, as I hope to resume all-out all-good-pictures-from-every-day postings in 2013, which I think is possible since I took much fewer pictures that year, which would give me a […]

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Downtown Lake Charles – 27 December 2020

27 December 2021

I don’t know. I seem to recall that, on this day after I went foaming in nearby Beaumont, Texas, The Duke was going to Walmart downtown and dropped me off in downtown Lake Charles with my camera. Don’t ask me what these buildings are. You can look them up on Google satellite view. In retrospect, […]

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December 2011 Sampler

1 December 2021

Greetings, and welcome to the December 2011 Sampler, an almost-welcome anti-climax to the “November 2011 Sampler” essay. This one will be relatively brief, particularly for a set of images that I made in the month of the winter solstice, and is an anticlimactic way to end a tumultuous year. Thursday, The 1st All of the […]

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Wacky Weather, Eunice And Crowley

18 November 2021

Jimbaux was never really wild but was young. Yesterday, I heard that “The Wild And The Young” song, perhaps first time that I ever heard it!  It sounded like a song from the 1980s, but I wondered why I had not ever heard it. Today, I went to Eunice and then Crowley to photograph the […]

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Friends Are Greater Than Trains

13 November 2021

I was hoping to bag some good train shots today, but friendship won out, thankfully, as I returned home for the first time in only three days!  I really didn’t understand friendship until the Trump Era, though.  I did get some railroad pictures and even photographed one moving train, though. I learned about Rock 97.7. […]

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