CSX-To-KCS Transfer on NOPB

by Jim on 2011/07/29

[Jimbaux was broken.]

There’s So Much Left To Learn

Here’s a brief look at what was happening in New Orleans midday Wednesday.  This is what will become KCS train M-CXSH, but here we see that CSX has just delivered it to the New Orleans Public Belt Railway.  The train will go to NOPB’s Cotton Warehouse Yard, where, if things are still like they were last fall, the NOPB will build a Baton Rouge block and a Reserve block for the train.

After that, the NOPB will deliver the train to the KCS in Metairie.  This is a daily movement.  The locomotives you see in the above picture (the second was a GP38) only shuttle this train the few miles between CSX’s Gentilly Yard and NOPB’s Cotton Warehouse Yard, which services KCS’s locomotives.

The picture above was taken just north of Florida Avenue.  The track to the left is new, only installed less than a year ago to serve what appears to be a plastics distributor.  This day was the first time I saw any cars parked on it.

I hope that I didn’t do as terrible a job in color correcting this cloudy day CSX shot as I have done before, but my deficient eyes really can’t tell.  I don’t see colors like most of you do.

The Worst Is Over Now

(You’re not listening to today’s song?)  Thanks to everyone who commented (both publicly and privately) on the soulful homecoming post I made yesterday.  We’ll see what the future holds.


{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ryan S July 29, 2011 at 10:20

It’s not nearly as bad as the other one, but it’s a bit more green than it needs to be.


2 Tom Beckett July 29, 2011 at 10:27

I always enjoy those gritty industrial area shots, railroads doing the dirty work of getting the freight picked up and delivered. The nose of that unit is kinda green though….


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