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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A Different 1503

26 November 2019

Today is Tuesday 26 November 2019, and I am in New Orleans. This will not last, which is a(n at-least) double entendre. That is some work being done around Saint Peter Street in New Orleans. Anyway, I went foaming on the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, and I found this. Yes, this is a job […]

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The Loneliest Number, In A Cold November Rain

14 November 2019

Jimbaux knows that it’s hard to hold a camera for a cold November train. Today is Thursday 14 November 2019. There was a lonely train on the Abbeville Branch today, and then I got stuck. The LDRR 1717 came to town without any cars. That this train, the first train here in about three weeks, […]

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It’s The Same, But It’s Not The Same, And It Never Will Be

10 November 2019

Jimbaux hears the sounds of silence. Silence I listened to no music today, hence the choice of today’s song. These are my bell peppers. These are locomotives in New Iberia. This is the Louisiana & Delta Railroad. This is an eastbound BNSF Railway manifest train coming through Morgan City. Yes, I went eastward today. This […]

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Rice, Cane, And Salt

1 November 2019

The morning, Friday 1 November 2019, was quite frosty. I feel things. Upon discovering that all of the cars by Mill #2 had been removed, I went to New Iberia and ended up skipping the gym. I saw this Cotton Belt hopper car that appeared to be loaded on the runaround track at the beginning […]

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November 2009 Sampler

1 November 2019

Sorry To Have Been Away, And Sorry To Be So Brief Now, But Greetings, and welcome to the November 2009 Sampler essay, which means, welcome back to the “Sampler” essays after the three-month – or, depending on how you want to define it, the two-month – hiatus that was foretold at the end of the […]

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Olga, Camellia, Sugar Mills, And Western

26 October 2019

Jimbaux hears the dogs of doom are howling more. They Carry News That Must Get Through Hi. Today is Saturday 26 October 2019, and Tropical Storm Olga just came through New Orleans. It was rather windy and wet! I got out this morning and got some pictures of the debris. The RTA streetcar is just […]

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Bienville Street And Basin Street, A Walk

23 October 2019

Yesterday, I returned to New Orleans. Today, Wednesday 23 October 2020, I walked from the crib down Bienville Street to Basin Street and took some cell phone snaps. All of the pictures in today’s post are snaps from my very cheap and weak cell phone. Like many things in life, this post seemed like a […]

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22 October 2019

Jimbaux, though complex, is a simple man. There were 10 empty rice hopper cars at the rice mill in Abbeville this afternoon as I returned to New Orleans today, Tuesday 22 October 2019, and I stopped in Schriever, the sacred place. Wow, the old chairs are gone, and this bench, recently installed, replaced them, apparently! […]

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You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me

17 October 2019

I walked outside to go to the gym today, Thursday 17 October 2019, two days after I returned to this land, and then, at 13:51, to my great surprise, I heard train horns. I then uttered the sentence that is the title of this post. I guess that the gym will have to wait. So, […]

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Calcasieu Byes, Vermilion Skies

15 October 2019

So, after a weekend in that crappy city, I returned eastward, and I once again stopped at the Lake Arthur Sonic, once again for a Bacon Cheeseburger Toaster, and once again was treated well. Later, David Perkins got this neat shot of a KCS military train going up the Mississippi River bridge in Baton Rouge. […]

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Dragged And Drugged

12 October 2019

Abscesses And Absences, Racists And Races, Geuydan And Lake Charles The Duke was emergencily hospitalized, with an abscess that could have killed him; so, today, when Louisianians went to the polls to determine who the governor would be, I drove from the homestead to Lake Charles, my first time driving my own automobile on this […]

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10 October 2019

Finality No, it’s not the end of this branch or the end of my life or the end of the world, but there was finality, in more ways than one, on this day, Thursday 10 October 2019. For the first time in 13 days, the Louisiana & Delta Railroad’s Abbeville Branch was served. As I […]

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Death And Trains – More Rationalizations, More Absence Of Relief

8 October 2019

Death And Stupidity Today started with death – well, more accurately, with the dead, but, more broadly, with the concept of death weighing on the mind – and ended with human stupidity. Nihilism is a terrible philosophy, but the rest of humanity surely does validate it for me. The Duke and I ate shrimp poboys […]

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Rationalizations, But No Relief

4 October 2019

It’s Friday 4 October 2019, two days after my big, memorable chase of the neat UP 1015 leading the New Iberia Turn from Avondale to Saint Mary Parish and five years to the day after my “Reliefs And Rationalizations” outing. My knee is feeling better. Because the last Abbeville Branch train ran one week ago […]

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Wounded Knee, Don’t Stop Me

2 October 2019

I Still Got It These pictures were made on Wednesday 1 October 2019, and this was a heck of a day, very memorable – and very long – with an injury, a visit to some friends, a long chase of a train led by a neat locomotive, and a chance drive-by encounter with another southern […]

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Weird World

30 September 2019

Jimbaux is still living with your ghost. Yes, I am publishing out of order, and, yes, I am aware of it, but it’s the end of September, and I have gone for all of 2019 without making a 2019 blog article, as I am so busy adding to the backlog, working on so many pictures, […]

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What Are You Taking Pictures For?

27 September 2019

Today, Friday 27 September 2019, five years to the day after Weekend Whoadification Won, I photographed the Louisiana & Delta Railroad’s Abbeville Branch train. Here it is, behind the LDRR 1846, at South Young Street in Abbeville. There was some industry here served by the railroad years ago, and there is still piece of track […]

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Work Between

26 September 2019

Jimbaux is terrified of these four walls,These iron bars can’t hold his soul in. Impeach Me Yeah, I am posting this out of order. Sue me. It’s the least that I can do lately with my dwindling capacities, even as I strengthen in other areas. Actually, no, I am not posting this out of order. […]

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25 September 2019

Disenabled I had to write a letter to The Duke. I lost that job. This brutal neurotypical society is literally killing me and other people. I just can’t do this. I feel defeated. I was good at what I was doing and liked it, and I asked for help, but me not “getting it,” like […]

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Still Kickin’

12 September 2019

Peartree Is Still Kickin’, But Is Jimbaux? The Abbeville Branch was served just three days ago, on the same day that I chased the UP New Iberia Turn into New Iberia and discovered that the branch had been served, but, since that UP local train brought four empty hopper cars to New Iberia, I figured […]

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Chasing The New Iberia Turn

9 September 2019

Bernadotte and The Berrie Today is Monday 9 September 2019, and am headed back west from New Orleans to Bayou Vermilion, after a workshop for a new job on Saturday and after a strange encounter at the Tchoupitoulas Wal-Mart; there have been shades of the year 2012 in my life in the last few days, […]

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Both St. Mary Parish Branches In One Day

6 September 2019

Ending A Wide-Angle-Lens Week It’s the afternoon of Friday 6 September, and I am ending, if we count this past Saturday, a week in which, contrary to my usual heavy reliance on the telephoto lens, most of the many pictures that I took were with the normal lens and shooting wide-angle. I am heading back […]

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Anticlimactic Abbeville Branch Catch

5 September 2019

Today is Thursday 5 September 2019, and the Louisiana & Delta Railroad’s Abbeville Branch was served today afternoon for the first time in nine days.  LDRR 1846 arrived in Abbeville late in the afternoon with two empty hopper cars, one of which had arrived in New Iberia on the Union Pacific local train on the […]

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I Tried

4 September 2019

Well, what a heck of a month August was, right? Four days after I chased the Union Pacific Railroad’s New Iberia Turn westward as I was on my way from New Orleans to the homestead, I was, today, Wednesday 4 September 2019, trying to get a shot of it and its neat lead locomotive again, […]

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Again And Again

31 August 2019

Jimbaux is prepared now. Today is Saturday 31 August 2019. This is already getting to be a habit, this same old routine of shooting pictures in New Orleans in the morning and heading west in the afternoon, and part of the reason that I am actually stepping it up even as I feel that it […]

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Ersatz Something

28 August 2019

Hi. Today is Wednesday 28 August 2019, 12 years to the day that I photographed a traffic jam on Fourth Street in Gretna, and I am headed east. Because I had to be in that crappy city far to the west for a “closing,” I wasn’t able to see the next Abbeville train after the […]

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Delcambre, Erath, Abbeville, and New Iberia

16 August 2019

Yesterday, a week to the day since the previous train to Abbeville, I was scoping out the Louisiana & Delta Railroad yard in New Iberia thinking that there would be an Abbeville Branch train that day, and there somewhat was, as the next train for the Abbeville Branch was made and then brought onto the […]

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Wet Iberia

15 August 2019

It’s late Thursday afternoon, 15 August 2019, and I am in New Iberia, scoping out what is happening on the track, mainly trying to ascertain when the Abbeville Branch might be served again, since it was last served one week ago today, but soaking up whatever scenes and information I can while I am here; […]

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Recycling And Record Breaking

8 August 2019

It was really hot today, Thursday 8 August 2019, 10 years to the day after I visited the farmers market in Corvallis, Oregon, before returning to New Orleans from an epic two-week trip to Minneapolis, western Canada, and Oregon, that started in late July 2009. There Is No Hope For the first time, I took […]

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5 August 2019

The Duke and I ventured north from the crappy city, after doing our duties there, for a diversion. We went to Dequincy, a neat junction place on the Kansas City Southern Railway, the first time that I had been there. Unfortunately, we were greeted with a few racist signs in Dequincy; I have to remember […]

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Plaquemine, White Castle, and Addis

4 August 2019

It’s Sunday 4 August 2019, 10 years to the day after I boarded a southbound Amtrak train at King Street Station in Seattle after arriving there by bus from Vancouver, British Columbia. Yesterday, I got a few shots of a BNSF Railway train on the Huey P. Long Bridge, and, today, just three days after […]

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The End Is Nigh

3 August 2019

Today is Saturday 3 August 2019, 10 years to the day after I got an image of a Canadian Pacific Railway potash train crossing the Thompson River at Lytton, British Columbia. I got a large set of images of trains on the Abbeville Branch and on the BNSF Railway mainline at Berwick night before last, […]

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Anticlimactic Activity – Abbeville, Erath, and Berwick

1 August 2019

Jimbaux is convinced on the inside something’s wrong with him. Today is Thursday 1 August 2019, 10 years to the day after BobE and I saw, chased, and photographed Canadian Pacific Railway trains east of Kamloops, British Columbia. With tears in my eyes due to a feeling of hopelessness in life, I left the homestead […]

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August 2009 Sampler

1 August 2019

Greetings, and welcome to the August 2009 Sampler. Most of the images that you will see in this piece are components of my very intense summer of 2009, samples of the images of which can be seen in the June 2009 Sampler and July 2009 Sampler essays, and this August 2009 essay picks up right […]

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Water Over Wright

27 July 2019

We were returning to the homestead from Lake Charles, where, due to the recommendation that a few people gave The Duke, we ate at a place called Darrell’s, that didn’t match up to the hype. The food was not bad, but we won’t be back. After we left Gueydan, we saw, in the open skies […]

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Clairvoyance And Focus

25 July 2019

Today is Thursday 25 July 2019, three days after I got some post-Hurricane-Barry pictures with the shrimp boats at Intracoastal City. I am still waiting to hear back from that job interview that might save my life, but it is looking hopeless; so, too, therefore, is my life. I went out looking for the Abbeville […]

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Wet Vermilion

22 July 2019

As I was desperately waiting news about jobs from those two schools at which I had interviewed or applied, today, 22 July 2019, we went to Intracoastal City. Hurricane Barry made landfall here fewer than two weeks ago. These are shrimp boats. Most of the people who work on these boats are of Vietnamese ethnicity. […]

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A Mid-Summer Day’s Train

9 July 2019

Hi. It’s Tuesday 9 July 2019. At the homestead in the middle of a hot day, The Duke alerted me to the sound of train horns off in the distance. So, I went in search of a train, and I found this. The LDRR 1709 had just pulled those five hopper cars at right from […]

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Do I Have To?

8 July 2019

Hey. It’s Monday, and I am heading west from New Orleans to the homestead, and I spied something interesting at Garden City. That is the Union Pacific Railroad’s relatively-new New Iberia Turn, with some locomotives that are unusual not just for this area but for this train: FXE 4602 and FXE 4604. I don’t see […]

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July 2009 Sampler

1 July 2019

Greetings, and welcome to the July 2009 Sampler.  Like the June 2009 Sampler article, this one is comprised almost entirely of scenes outside of my home of Louisiana, but, completely unlike the June 2009 Sampler article, all but one of the non-Louisiana scenes are from outside – and far outside of the Deep South. The […]

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Passing Near Home

11 June 2019

After going to Lafayette yesterday, I awoke today at the homestead hopeful and optimistic about the job interview that I have tomorrow in New Orleans, one of my last chances to stay in New Orleans, and anticipating relief about getting an overdue dental checkup out of the way today. I stop at the L&D headquarters […]

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Trains Are Boring

10 June 2019

While I was driving in Lafayette today on my way to lunch with Megan, I got a message that I will have a second interview for the job for which I interviewed three days ago! Like I have said, this might be my last chance to stay in New Orleans; I have exhausted both my […]

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A Week Later

7 June 2019

This is all so exasperating. I went to a job interview today, one week after breaking out of prison; this will be one of my last chances to stay in New Orleans. I feel that my time here is coming to and end; well, it already came to several ends before, but it’s coming to […]

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June 2009 Sampler

1 June 2019

A Deep South Month Greetings, and welcome to the June 2009 Sampler essay.  As promised at the end of the May 2009 Sampler essay, this essay and the one for the following month will have an increase in both quality and quantity, especially if you determine quality by variations from my usual southern Louisiana subject […]

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I Will Fight No More Forever

31 May 2019

Jimbaux realizes he missed a dayHe’s too wrecked to care anywayHe looks around and see this faceWhat the hell has he lost my tasteDon’t want to find outJust want to cut out. I broke out of prison today and enjoyed my time in this greater wallless prison. I am truly burned out of a violent […]

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May 2009 Sampler

1 May 2019

Picturewise, this will be very brief, and I will compensate for the photographic brevity by previewing the very voluminous June 2009 Sampler and July 2009 Sampler articles, which will help explain why this one is so brief. Sometimes, I can show you only slices of my life, like this May 2 image. So many great […]

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Holy Thursday Grain Train Rain

18 April 2019

Today is Thursday, Holy Thursday, 18 April 2019.  I am at the homestead for spring break, and I was supposed to go east today for a dentist appointment and then maybe visit my homie Bill afterward, but, with severe weather forecasted for Acadiana, I had to cancel the appointment. That ended up being fortuitous! The […]

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April 2009 Sampler

1 April 2019

Jimbaux feels decayed. This essay will contain a slightly different flavor of material than that which you are accustomed to seeing in these monthly “sampler” essays, but, first, I need to say something about these essays, which is just a vociferous repeating of what I have already said about them. Now Hear This – A […]

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Stunted Rewhoadification

30 March 2019

Here Jimbaux goes again on his own, going the only road he’s ever known. Hey, good morning. Is this my rewhoadification? Is this all that there is to it, and all that there was going to be to it? Because, this ain’t it, chief. It’s Saturday 30 March 2019, and I have chased two northbound […]

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Thousand Points Of Light

8 March 2019

Jimbaux needs the end to set him free. What is this? On the morning of Friday 8 March 2019, I awoke at the homestead and soon-to-be place of exile to head east to return to New Orleans. Yesterday, I made a colossal set of images of the Louisiana & Delta Railroad’s Abbeville Branch. Since I […]

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Ash Thursday On The Abbeville Branch

7 March 2019

It’s Mardi Gras Week, and I am spending time at the homestead, my future place of exile, in the rice-sugar transition zone around Bayou Vermilion. It’s Ash Thursday, 7 March 2019, three days after my photo-filled Lundi Gras trip here, and the lately-once-weekly Abbeville Branch train is running! I arrive at my perch on Bob […]

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Lundi Gras 2019

4 March 2019

In the midst Jimbaux think of you, and how it used to be. It’s Lundi Gras, and it’s time for me to head west from New Orleans for Mardi Gras week, less than a month after being evicted from my home, for a few days in my new place of exile. I was supposed to […]

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2 March 2019

Here are some pictures from Saturday 2 March 2019 in New Orleans. The first several are cell phone snaps. I walked down Esplanade Avenue to City Park, to the area in front of the art museum, a special place for me. There is plenty of fog this morning. The annual big Endymion parade is happening, […]

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March 2009 Sampler

1 March 2019

Greetings, and here is the March 2009 Sampler photo essay, showing one image from each of the days in March 2009 in which I made a presentable and publicationworthy image.  I hope that you enjoyed the February 2009 Sampler, and its different content; we are now back fully in Louisiana for the month of March […]

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Old And New Again

4 February 2019

Water, Fuel, And Trains – Past, Present, and Future Jimbaux wishes he could be the one you could be proud of. I’m Losing Heart Again There is a reason that I used the Pearl Jam song “Indifference” in my 25 November 2012 blog article, a reason that has become clear to me only recently, now […]

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February 2009 Sampler

1 February 2019

Greetings, and welcome to the February 2009 Sampler. I am pleased that you are here. This essay, showing one picture from each day in February 2009 that I took pictures worth sharing, includes some scenes that are different than the usual fare, though I have already published most of these images elsewhere. I hope that […]

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January 2009 Sampler

1 January 2019

As foretold in the “End of 2018 Review” piece on Patreon, now that the blog that you are reading has returned from the dead, the new year is a good time to bring these monthly sampler essays back to the blog itself, with its black background. These monthly sampler photo essays are just that, a […]

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Ending Where I Began

31 December 2018

Jimbaux asks, Can you remember when When we used to live Never in distress? I hate to sound morbid, but, if I ever died by suicide, I think that I know about where it would happen. This society is so unforgivably hostile to everyone, but especially and particularly to those with autism and those who are […]

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A Dreary End To A Tumultuous Year

30 December 2018

Jimbaux has been driven under. Hi.  I spoke erroneously when I claimed that my chase of the Abbeville Branch train on Friday was the end of my holiday travel. Good evening. This is one of several pictures made today! Here, you are seeing Louisiana & Delta Railroad locomotive… Posted by Jimbaux's Journal on Friday, December 28, […]

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Bourgeoisie And Bullies – 30 December 2008

30 December 2018

There is a reason that, in December 2013, when I was, on the five-year anniversaries of each set of images that I made in December 2008, posting most of the images that I made on those days of December 2008, I did not publicize those that I made on 30 December 2008, the day after […]

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New Year’s Eve Eve Eve Eve In New Iberia, Emma, Delcambre, and Erath

28 December 2018

It is Friday 28 December 2018, and I am in New Iberia, Louisiana, preparing to chase the Louisiana & Delta Railroad’s train on the Abbeville Branch. The humint that I had that day suggested that the branch, which is served sporadically but about once per week or so, would be served on this day.  So, […]

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Christmas In Rice Country

25 December 2018

Good evening, and Merry Christmas.  Yesterday, I showed you a few scenes of the sugarcane harvest on Christmas Eve, and, today, here are a few pictures that I took today while on holiday travel in rice country. Heaven will come to Earth when humans decide to treat each other and the rest of life with […]

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Christmas Eve In Teche-Vermilion

24 December 2018

This year, it just doesn’t feel like a holy night, but that is still a great song. Really, while this night about 2,000 years ago might have been holy, this night 50 years ago was holy. Anyway, merry Christmas, my dear readers.  Ten years ago this morning, I photographed Amtrak’s westbound Sunset Limited at Chacahoula […]

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Norfolk Southern Railway Train 345 at East City Junction – 9 December 2008

9 December 2018

On a cold and wet December afternoon in New Orleans, I caught Norfolk Southern Railway train 345 at East City Junction on the NS Back Belt line on Tuesday 9 December 2008. That track at right is the beginning of the Bernadotte Line. I think that I was intrigued that this mainline road train was […]

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Thanksgiving 2018 Week

23 November 2018

Jimbaux wants to be the magazine she bases life on. After the intense week that I had the week before Thanksgiving, I had another eventful and memorable week of Thanksgiving. Wait, don’t I say stuff like that often?  I wonder if it is a function of the “hypersensitivity to experience” that is a hallmark of […]

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Prerewhoadification Week

17 November 2018

Jimbaux was here like a chalk outline On the sidewalk waiting for the rain to wash away, wash away. This week before Thanksgiving was a bittersweet week for me.  It started with such promise; it also ended with promise, but it also contained some crushing news. My long-awaited and long-delayed rewhoadification is finally happening, even after […]

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Election Day On The Lafayette Subdivision

6 November 2018

Jimbaux wants you to tell him what’s on your mind. Forward Hey.  How are?  Let me know.  That comment box at the bottom of this essay is a good way to let me know, but, if you would prefer that your response not be public, I can always be reached at AskJimbax “at” Gmail “dot” […]

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BNSF Railway Maintenance-Of-Way Hopper Cars At Schriever – 4 November 2008

4 November 2018

On Tuesday 4 November 2008, Barack Hussein Obama was elected President of the United States Of America, and, on that day, being back home in bayouland so that I could, among other things, vote, I stopped by the depot at Schriever and photographed some maintenance-of-way hopper cars parked on the old house track. At that […]

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Hope And Degradation

2 November 2018

Jimbaux is half the man he used to be. Could It Be? Surviving Hey.  I got a decent set of railroad pictures for the first time since August 31.  Yes, I still (occasionally) photograph trains and post the pictures on the internet, and I still post old pictures from my portfolio that few if any […]

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KCS Yard Switching At L&A Road – 3 October 2008

3 October 2018

Here are three insipid – almost not worth posting – images from the afternoon of Friday 3 October 2008, the day after I got a couple of interesting shots of a BNSF Railway Geometry train on the Union Pacific Railroad’s Gouldsboro Subdivision. I am on L&A Road at the eastern (railroad south) end of the […]

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BNSF Railway Track Geometry Train At Westwego – 2 October 2008

2 October 2018

The only time that I have seen a BNSF Railway train on the trackage on the western bank of the Mississippi River east of the BNSF Railway intermodal facility was om Thursday 2 October 2008 when I saw a BNSF track geometry train in Westwego, presumably there only to turn on the wye. I don’t […]

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NOPB Passenger Special Moves Up And Down Huey P. Long Bridge – 27 September 2008

27 September 2018

Here are eight images that I made on Saturday 27 September 2008 of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad’s rolling party going up and down the eastern (northern) approach of the Huey P. Long Bridge in Jefferson, Louisiana. That new span at left in the above image had been installed earlier that year in preparation […]

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All That I Am Allowed To Do Anymore

31 August 2018

Jimbaux knows that the more he lives the faster he will die. No sé Hi. I don’t know what to say anymore, as I am just slowly being killed, having time and my potential robbed from me as I have, for about five years now, been forced to live my life as if I am […]

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Tropical Storm Fay And The QLINSB at Franklin Avenue – 24 August 2008

24 August 2018

As New Orleans experienced the winds and rains from the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay, Union Pacific train QLINSB is, on 24 August 2008, fewer than a thousand feet and 10 minutes from its interchange with the Norfolk Southern Railway, as we see it passing under Interstate Highway 10 at 15:32 CDT. This Q-train (“Quality”) […]

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Light BNSF Power On The Huey P. Long Bridge – 14 August 2008

14 August 2018

Here are a couple of scenes taken on the afternoon of 14 August 2008, definitely anticlimactic from my intense summer of 2008, as you saw in the “June 2008 Sampler” and “July 2008 Sampler” articles. At 17:17 CDT, a quartet of BNSF Railway locomotives move down the eastern approach of the Huey P. Long Bridge, […]

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Foamday The 13th By France Yard

13 July 2018

Jimbaux doesn’t care any more. Hi. Why Do I Still Do This? I have a few train pictures for you, taken in New Orleans on the afternoon of Friday 13 July.  After the pictures, I have some other things to discuss with you; I wish to discuss site news, introversion, and some ideological matters. I […]

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Hello, Is This Thing On?

3 July 2018

Jimbaux is convinced, on the inside, something’s wrong with him. Welcome Back! Well, gosh dern, is it really true that, after a nine-month coma, the Jimbaux’s Journal website is back? I want to thank a Resister associate and reader of this publication who graciously agreed to fix the site pro bono; yes, getting the site repaired […]

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Clouds, Trains, Water, A Dog, and Friends

21 February 2015

[When it comes to taking pictures, the thrill is gone for Jimbaux.] Obligatory February Photography Hello.  Today, Saturday 21 February 2015, I took some SLR photographs for the first time in more than one month; the last time that I took any images other than a few cell phone snaps was on January 7 when […]

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Bogalusa To Brookhaven – 11 January 2014 – Part 2

11 January 2015

Part 2 This is the second of two parts of my set of pictures from Saturday 11 January 2014 taken “from Bogalusa to Brookhaven,” with a bonus shot being taken somewhere outside of Brookhaven to end the day; Part 1 had more pictures, showing scenes and activity along the length of Canadian National Railway train […]

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Bogalusa To Brookhaven – 11 January 2014 – Part 1

11 January 2015

[Jimbaux sent himself searching.] A Rare Find 11 January 2014 ‘Twas a special day indeed!  Knowing that my chance to do these long, out-of-the-way, day-long foam trips well into Mississippi would soon come to an end, and wanting to really see and photograph some action on most of the former Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad […]

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More Gifts And Gratitude At Gulfport, Hattiesburg, and the Gulf – 9 January 2014

9 January 2015

[Jimbaux is no longer afraid of the gift you have given him.] All of these pictures were made on Thursday 09 January 2014, and all are presented in chronological order. Retry I still had a window of time to get over to Gulfport to chase the KCS Hattiesburg Turn, and I now knew that I […]

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Lafayette, New Iberia, and Cypremort – Amtrak and L&D

7 January 2015

[Jimbaux never wanted to be sick of life.] After yesterday’s big day on the Abbeville Branch, it was, on Wednesday 7 January 2015, time for me to make my way back east.  This article has ‘only’ 50 pictures; that’s plenty, but it’s only half the number of pictures from yesterday, and, in a coincidental consistency, […]

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Big Train To Abbeville On Ex-SP Midland Branch

6 January 2015

Big Train To Abbeville On The Ex-SP Midland Branch Jimbaux’s Journal! Photography and random writings from some crazy Cajun with a camera! Big Train To Abbeville On The Ex-SP Midland Branch by admin on 2015/01/06 This is a big, huge, long article, with plenty to say – including news about Jimbaux’s Journal itself and its […]

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Unexpected Gifts After Disappointment at Gulfport – 4 January 2014

4 January 2015

Hello.  On Saturday 4 January 2014, Deacon Nitro of Nitro Pics fame and I ventured to Gulfport, Mississippi, in the hopes of chasing the Kansas City Southern Railway’s turn that operates from Gulfport to Hattiesburg and back, which I had photographed several times before, perhaps most notably in December 2008.  Things did not eventuate quite […]

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Sometimes, Education Trumps Photography

7 December 2014

[Jimbaux hopes to fight the good fight, even if there are better fights to fight.] Warning: Not Even Close To Being My Best Pictures There is an optimistic saying among railroad photographers that “there are good days, and then there are learning experiences,” but this is true for so much more than for railroad photography!  […]

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Back Sabbath

29 November 2014

[Jimbaux is taking a sentimental journey.] Hello.  Yesterday, you ‘enjoyed’ pictures from Acadiana, and, today, we are “back” in Whoadieville.  I have some pictures for you because, as I said recently, despite my decreased interest in taking pictures, it’s about all that I can do right now. We start with this stopped eastbound BNSF manifest […]

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Black Foamday

28 November 2014

[Jimbaux knows that the word on the street is that the fire in his heart is out.] Hello.  Here are some pictures from the day after Thanksgiving taken in Lafayette, Duson, Elks, and New Iberia. We start at the Whataburger on Ambassador Caffrey Parkway, because, you know, I am in Lafayette and just must eat […]

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Relics And Survivors

19 November 2014

[Jimbaux is walking away from things that he can’t hide . . . or find . . . or something like that.] My e-mail backlog has grown large once again, and this situation will get worse before it gets better for two reasons that I do not yet care to mention but that probably will […]

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Onions, Metal, Sweat, Rain, and Cold

13 November 2014

[Jimbaux knows that it is hard to take a photograph in a cold November rain.] Here are pictures from two days in one article, all because the pictures from the first day don’t deserve their own article, and I’m blogging far more lately than I had thought I would be doing. Please do not forget […]

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You See Only What Only You See

10 November 2014

[Jimbaux is in the flesh, baby, but you can’t see him, nor can you see much else.] Chances are, you have many times in your life been unfairly judged, and, chances are, you have done the same thing to others (usually without realizing it, else you might not have done it.)  Today’s photo essay, in […]

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Remember, Remember, Or, Better Yet, Forget

5 November 2014

[Jimbaux knows that sometimes when you are out of rope, the way to climb back up is unclear.] Jimbaux Is No Guy Fawkes, Neither Are You, And Those Are Good Things Hello.  How are you?  Are you settling in for winter hibernation?  Do you like the idea that you are? I have a few barely […]

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Same And Different

29 October 2014

[Jimbaux wonders what he has become.] HTFYI? Hello.  Here’s a weird set, not one of my best, but different enough to be good.  These pictures were all taken on Wednesday 29 October 2014 (which I say for future readers who might care about such things, but remember that all caption information for pictures on this […]

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Noodles To Avondale

20 October 2014

[Jimbaux wants you to please just let him be, as he finds it hard to breathe.] Let’s Do This This article will be very similar to and shorter than the “One Or The Other” article from nearly a month ago because the pictures from this article and the pictures from that article are taken in […]

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Weird Wednesday

8 October 2014

[Jimbaux wonders if this is just real life, or if this is just fantasy.] Thanks to some osint in the foam world, I was alerted to the fact that Norfolk Southern’s Go-Rail locomotive, which I photographed in New Orleans in April, was leading a Kansas City Southern Railway military train into New Orleans on the […]

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Rock Bottom

6 October 2014

[Jimbaux has plenty of reason to think that at this point, if not for back problems, things can only get better.] Good morning.  Good afternoon.  Good evening.  Whatever. After and eventful but painful weekend that saw me chasing the IAVLB from St. Charles to Berwick followed by a trip to Slidell to work on a […]

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