Jimbaux’s 2011 Christmas Card

by Jim on 2011/12/24

[Jimbaux wishes you comfort and joy.]

Merry Christmas from Jimbaux, and thanks to everyone who read, commented, and wrote to me privately about the post with pictures the day that Rie died.  I’ll post the pictures of the day she was laid to rest later, a beautiful day indeed, and good remembrance for this time of year.

Merry Christmas

For now, here’s our 2011 Christmas card.  This is Union Pacific train IAVLB (Intermodal – Avondale, La., to Long Beach, Ca.) rolling some mostly empty maritime containers, which probably had just unloaded plenty of Christmas goods for our consumption-happy materialistic society, out of the New Orleans market and back toward ship loading in California for forwarding to the Far East.  My gift to you is not anything I purchased out of what was delivered in the containers, but, rather, a picture of how it gets to you (or actually in reverse.)  I bet you don’t get anything like that under the tree, and, with $3/gallon gasoline, it cost me just as much!  So, please enjoy . . .

The picture was taken at Bayou Sale, Louisiana, 90 miles west of New Orleans, yesterday.

Thanks, everyone.  It’s been a heck of year.  Thanks for your readership and participation in this site over the year.  I appreciate all of you, and I wish all of you the most marvelous of holiday seasons and the most prosperous future.



{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Patricia Champagne December 24, 2011 at 14:37

Merry Christmas to you too, James. I wish the best for you in 2012.


2 ray dupe December 24, 2011 at 17:26

Great photo long time I have not visually observed the tracks in the Bayou Sally area, my old home seneriority district. Sure did change, but; so be it till looks good like we do, eh?


3 James (Jim) / Tuscaloosa December 24, 2011 at 20:48

Merry Christmas Jimbaux and Happy New Year.


4 Ronald Surber December 24, 2011 at 22:00

Merry Christmas ! Great Christmas Card.


5 Candice H. December 25, 2011 at 02:14

Thanks for the card. This is a nice photo.
I wish you a Very Merry Christmas & all the best in the new year to come!


6 victor m valdez December 25, 2011 at 13:05

Thank you James,is a very good picture, and merry christmas for you and your family too. My best wishes for the next year. Saludos amigo.


7 Howard Bingham December 25, 2011 at 18:33

Merry Christmas and all the best for a Happy New Year 2012 with more beautiful trains to photograph without un-needed interruptions by the boys in blue 😉

Howard Bingham
List manager: Railfan_Photography group


8 Brian Frierdich December 25, 2011 at 21:50

Merry Christmas and may 2012 be even more than you thought it would ever be (In a good way!)


9 Danielle December 27, 2011 at 12:00

Wishing peace and love to you and yours for the rest of this year and the year ahead of us. I got a feeling great things are in store and being the pessimist that I am, that feeling is truly a breaktrough! Peace and love!


10 Laurie December 27, 2011 at 13:49

Great photo, I hope that you had a very Merry Christmas!!


11 Tom Becket December 27, 2011 at 17:12

Merry Christmas to you as well. I enjoy the Journal, nice to come to a place where thoughtful reflection and comment is welcomed.


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