Cemetery scene with railroad tracks

Cemetery scene with railroad tracks along I-10. Cemetery Scene Local architect and artist Jeffrey H. Goldman painted this “Cemetery Scene” in 1985. It depicts a cemetery from the other side of a single railroad track. This painting and several others by...

Army Vehicles on the #BackBelt

Army vehicles on the #BackBelt are a semi-regular sight.   Army vehicles on the #BackBelt The #BackBelt is a common route for moving Army equipment. Military vehicles travel from Europe and the Middle East via ship. Trains return them to their posts. This train...
Alco 0-6-0 for the layout?

Alco 0-6-0 for the layout?

Alco 0-6-0 in New Orleans Alco 0-6-0 I came across an interesting photo of an Alco 0-6-0, working the docks in New Orleans in the late 1930s. The switcher hauled cars from the ships to the yard for MP-TPT at the time. The story (of the engine and the ship in the...

Amtrak Crescent Anniversary Locomotives

Amtrak Crescent off to Atlanta and NYC (cross-posted to NOLA History Guy) Amtrak Crescent The Amtrak Crescent is living history. The train runs from New Orleans to New York’s Penn Station daily. The train originally arrived and departed from the Louisville and...