Christmas Eve Westbounds – 24 December 2007

by Jim on 2012/12/24

[Jimbaux wishes you well on this oh, holy night, oh night divine.]


Christmas Eve 2007 found at least two westbound trains on the MudBug Sub, and found Jimbaux photographing at least two of them.  Amtrak’s westbound Sunset Limited arrives at its first station stop at Schriever, La., and there are actually several people wishing to board this time.

That’s BNSF Railway train M-NWOSLA (New Orleans, La., to Slaton, Tx.) in the siding, waiting to follow the #1 out of town.

Schriever is a flag stop; so, there’s nobody actually on-duty here, and like you saw recently, there is often nobody waiting for the train, which doesn’t stop in those cases.

This is about the largest amount of people you’ll see at the station here, but I wonder if many people in the Lafourche-Terrebonne-Assumption area don’t realize that you can get on a train here.

It looks like all or at least most of the passengers are boarded now.

So, it’s time to roll out of town!


Yes, kiddies, you know it.  I’m back in Chacahoula, which I apparently learned as early as 2007 was a great place to photograph on overcast days.  Here’s the #1 and its few more passengers.

While we’re at it, we’ll definitely wait for the M-NWOSLA.  Here it is:

How’s that?  Check out that KCS locomotive trailing the leader.  Those boxcars and pipe loads are cool too, especially spliced by those two hoppers.

That’s all for now.  Happy Holidays, amigos.


{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ray Duplechain December 25, 2012 at 02:09

Same to you, mah fran…


2 Robert Nels0n December 24, 2013 at 09:09

Merry Merry and a Joyeaux Noel to you.


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