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By:Michael Palmieri
Dates:1/1/1973 - 12/31/1999
Album Info:Images of the IC/ICG in Louisiana and Mississippi.
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ICG No. 41
Title:  ICG No. 41
Description:  The locomotives for Illinois Central Gulf train No. 41 were parked on former GM&O/GM&N track at Laurel, Mississippi. The units were IC GP8 7904 with GM&O GP38's 712, 718 and 715. A crew would head north from Laurel on No.40 and turned at Union as No. 41. After switching at Laurel, a new crew was called and the train departed for Mobile. That crew would then return to Laurel the next day on No. 40. (approximate date)
Photo Date:  2/17/1973  Upload Date: 8/5/2017 9:32:35 PM
Location:  Laurel, MS
Author:  JAMES H. SELZER, JR. photo
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 7904(GP8)
Views:  104   Comments: 0
ICG E-UNITS
Title:  ICG E-UNITS
Description:  Illinois Central E8A 4023, E9B 4108 and E8A 4022 sit on a ready track at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal, and will depart shortly on Amtrak's PANAMA LIMITED. Trailing unit 4022 was one of at least six IC E-units that were repainted in Amtrak colors while on lease to the national carrier until the delivery of new SDP40F units later in 1974. Amtrak leased these units from IC and then ICG units because they were equipped with Automatic Train Control for use in ATC territory between Champaign and Centralia.
Photo Date:  2/16/1974  Upload Date: 4/28/2016 5:34:19 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  IC 4023(E8A)
Views:  169   Comments: 1
IC Geeps
Title:  IC Geeps
Description:  Illinois Central geeps 9054, 9313 and 3003 were backing onto their southbound train (on the left) after having run down to the Hammond depot to exchange some paperwork with the agent. The trainman next to the middle unit would throw the switch for the line to Baton Rouge as soon as the engines pass. The passenger cars on the left belonged to the Southeast Louisiana Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, while the geep on the right was the Hammond Switcher. This photo was taken about 20 months after the IC-GM&O merger, but this still looked just like the IC! (approximate date)
Photo Date:  4/15/1974  Upload Date: 4/19/2017 11:27:55 AM
Location:  Hammond, LA
Author:  James H. Selzer, Jr. photo
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  IC 9054(GP9)
Views:  386   Comments: 1
ICG GP38-2 9565
Title:  ICG GP38-2 9565
Description:  A year and a half after the Illinois Central-Gulf Mobile & Ohio merger, freshly repainted ICG GP38-2 9565 (ex-GM&O 745) was switching in former IC territory at Hammond, Louisiana. A Cargill RENT-A-TRAIN was passing on the left, while on the extreme right were some passenger cars that belonged to the Southeast Louisiana Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. (approximate day)
Photo Date:  4/15/1974  Upload Date: 4/5/2017 1:00:42 PM
Location:  Hammond, LA
Author:  James H. Selzer, Jr. photo
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  ICG 9565(GP38-2)
Views:  255   Comments: 1
Used Geeps
Title:  Used Geeps
Description:  There was no difficulty identifying the previous owners of these Illinois Central Gulf GP7's at the former Gulf Mobile & Ohio engine terminal in Mobile. ICG 19 and 70 were originally Reading 619 and Frisco 615, and they were subsequently outshopped as GP8's 7913 in September 1977 and 7732 in September 1976.
Photo Date:  5/25/1975  Upload Date: 1/3/2017 5:02:25 PM
Location:  Mobile, AL
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  ICG 19(GP7) ICG 70(GP7)
Views:  158   Comments: 1
ICG Geeps
Title:  ICG Geeps
Description:  Illinois Central GP10 8110 was parked next to an unusual pair of ICG GP7's at the former Gulf Mobile & Ohio engine terminal in Mobile. GP7's 5 and 3 were originally Reading 605 and 603, and were released from the Paducah Shop in February 1977 as GP8's 7730 and 7727.
Photo Date:  5/26/1975  Upload Date: 1/3/2017 5:01:59 PM
Location:  Mobile, AL
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  ICG 8110(GP10) ICG 5(GP7)
Views:  207   Comments: 1
ICG Power
Title:  ICG Power
Description:  Three years after the Illinois Central-Gulf Mobile & Ohio merger IC GP10 8278, GM&O GP38 713, IC GP10 8109 and GP7 8965 were parked next to the former GM&O diesel shop at Bogalusa, Louisiana. Notice the GM&O sand car in the background on the right. (approximate day)
Photo Date:  8/15/1975  Upload Date: 6/23/2017 6:04:56 PM
Location:  Bogalusa, LA
Author:  JAMES H. SELZER, JR. photo
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  IC 8278(GP10)
Views:  256   Comments: 0
ICG Yard
Title:  ICG Yard
Description:  Illinois Central GP7 8910 and GP18 9404 were switching in the ICG yard at Hammond, Louisiana as a southbound train passed by behind GP10 8216 and two other units.
Photo Date:  3/3/1976  Upload Date: 9/18/2017 10:16:02 PM
Location:  Hammond, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  IC 8910(GP7) ICG 8216(GP10)
Views:  193   Comments: 0
ICG Grain Empties
Title:  ICG Grain Empties
Description:  ICG GP40 3015 and IC GP38AC 9517 bring a train of empty Cargill grain cars off of the branch line from Baton Rouge and onto the main line from New Orleans to Chicago. When this photo was taken, Hammond had a piggyback ramp, and the depot is just on the other side of the train.
Photo Date:  3/20/1976  Upload Date: 6/9/2016 5:22:43 PM
Location:  Hammond, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ICG 3015(GP40) IC 9517(GP38AC)
Views:  181   Comments: 0
IC GP7 8903
Title:  IC GP7 8903
Description:  Illinois Central (Gulf) 8903 was one of 14 IC GP7 units built for passenger service in 1952-53. By the time this photo was taken at North Baton Rouge Yard its stem generator and water tanks has been removed, but it still had its hood-mounted air reservoirs. The locomotive was rebuilt as ICG GP10 7918 the year after this photo was taken, and it was sold to the Arkansas Midland in January 1992.
Photo Date:  10/3/1977  Upload Date: 6/2/2017 10:23:23 PM
Location:  Baton Rouge, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  IC 8903(GP7)
Views:  181   Comments: 0
ICG Porter Shop
Title:  ICG Porter Shop
Description:  A quartet pf Illinois Central Gulf units - GP10 8343, GP18 9403, GP38 9518 and GP40 3077 - were parked in the former Gulf Mobile & Ohio PORTER SHOP at BEAUREGARD YARD in Mobile. Home-made IC fuel and sand car X613 was on the right.
Photo Date:  7/16/1978  Upload Date: 8/30/2017 10:45:33 AM
Location:  Mobile, AL
Author:  PAUL H. OLIVER, JR. photo
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  ICG 8343(GP10)
Views:  283   Comments: 0
ICG Geeps
Title:  ICG Geeps
Description:  Illinois Central Gulf GP35 2524 (ex-GM&O 626) and Illinois Central GP10 8023 (ex-IC 9023) were parked on the turntable lead at North Baton Rouge Yard.
Photo Date:  5/17/1979  Upload Date: 9/3/2017 3:31:35 PM
Location:  Baton Rouge, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  IC 8023(GP10)
Views:  66   Comments: 1
ICG Grain Train (1)
Title:  ICG Grain Train (1)
Description:  Illnois Cenral Gulf GP10 8216, SD40 6056 and U33C 5058 were on a southbound grain train crossing the bridge across Pass Manchac, Louisiana. The new concrete structure was completed in 1972 and replaced the wooden trestle next to it. The train will have to reverse direction in Kenner, just west of MAYS YARD, to get to one of the grain elevators along the Mississippi River, so it has a caboose on each end. The 199510 is behind the engines and the 199596 is on the rear.
Photo Date:  9/22/1979  Upload Date: 9/22/2017 5:25:56 PM
Location:  Manchac, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  ICG 8216(GP10) ICG 6056(SD40) IC 5058(U33C)
Views:  88   Comments: 0
ICG Grain Train (2)
Title:  ICG Grain Train (2)
Description:  Illinois Central Gulf caboose 199596 was on the rear of a southbound grain train as it crossed the 7-year old concrete trestle across Pass Manchac. On the other end of the train were GP10 8216, SD40 6056, U33C 5058 and caboose 199510. The train was heading for a grain elevator along the Mississippi River, and would have to reverse direction at Kenner, just west (timetable north) of New Orleans.
Photo Date:  9/22/1979  Upload Date: 9/18/2017 10:04:46 PM
Location:  Manchac, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives: 
Views:  115   Comments: 0
Caboose Hop
Title:  Caboose Hop
Description:  The IC/ICG/CN serves five big grain elevators along the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. These locomotives had just delivered a grain train to one of those elevators, and were heading south to Mays Yard near New Orleans to tie up. The units were IC SD40A 6013, ICG (ex-GM&O) SD40 6067 and IC SD40A 6018, with ICG caboose 199311. At this time, this was a common set of power for grain trains, with a former GM&O SD40 bracketed by SD40A's.

With a consist like this, all three units had dynamic brakes; and one of the SD40A's would always lead. The SD40A's had Automatic Train Stop (ATS) equipment, and could run all the way from New Orleans to Chicago. Only specially-equipped locomoitves could lead trains through the ATS territory between Champaign and Centralia; and if the lead unit on a train was not an ATS loco, one would have to be added. The ATS was deactivated in 1991, when the railroad was single-tracked and equipped with Centralized Traffic Control.
Photo Date:  9/23/1979  Upload Date: 1/31/2010 10:21:07 AM
Location:  Reserve, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  IC 6018(SD40A)
Views:  950   Comments: 1
Mays Yard
Title:  Mays Yard
Description:  On Christmas Day 1979 at least 13 assorted GP, SD, and SW units are enjoying the holiday at Mays Yard
Photo Date:  12/25/1979  Upload Date: 11/25/2009 5:46:00 PM
Location:  Harahan, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Scenic,Yard
Locomotives: 
Views:  502   Comments: 2
ICG GP10 8312
Title:  ICG GP10 8312
Description:  Illinois Central Gulf GP10 8312 was tied up in Covington, Louisiana between a GM&O Jordan spreader and a caboose.
Photo Date:  2/3/1980  Upload Date: 9/10/2017 12:54:39 PM
Location:  Covington, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  ICG 8312(GP10)
Views:  124   Comments: 0
IC GP18 9416
Title:  IC GP18 9416
Description:  Illinois Central GP18 9416 was on a southbound work train on the ICG's Bonnet Carre Spillway Trestle.
Photo Date:  12/3/1981  Upload Date: 8/10/2010 12:12:48 PM
Location:  Frenier, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  IC 9416(GP18)
Views:  689   Comments: 1
ICG SW14 1461
Title:  ICG SW14 1461
Description:  Illinois Central Gulf SW14 1461 was on a 63-car transfer run, en route from the railroad's Stuyvesant Docks Yard to Mays Yard. The train was on the main line, just west of the Causeway Boulevard overpass.
Photo Date:  3/29/1984  Upload Date: 8/2/2010 12:16:57 PM
Location:  Jefferson, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ICG 1461(SW14)
Views:  464   Comments: 1
ICG Geeps
Title:  ICG Geeps
Description:  After the Illinois Central Gulf stopped rebuilding locomotives at its Paducah Shop in 1982, unrebuilt units and locos needing service went into storage around the railroad. Here were four GP9's, a GP10 and a GP18 in storage at Mays Yard. Ex-GM&O GP38 713, on the far right, was on a set of road power.
Photo Date:  6/25/1984  Upload Date: 5/19/2017 12:35:10 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  ICG 9346(GP9)
Views:  154   Comments: 2
ICG Piggyback Power
Title:  ICG Piggyback Power
Description:  At 5 PM on a Saturday afternoon a trio of Illinois Central Gulf units - GP40 3033, GP38-2 9602 ABRAHAM LINCOLN, and GP40R 3104 - were southbound at Eagle Street, on their way from Mays Yard to the railroad's intermodal facility at Stuyvesant Docks Yard to pick up an outbound piggyback train. For about 25 years the locomotives for the IC and ICG piggyback trains would run light between Mays Yard, where the units were serviced, and the intermodal terminal (and vice versa); but this practice was eliminated by fueling the engines on the southbound train at McComb and then letting the power sit at Stuy Docks Yard. The two tracks on this side of the engines belonged to the New Orleans Public Belt, and the empty space in the foreground had accommodated two NOPB-KCS interchange tracks which were removed around 1980.
Photo Date:  3/19/1988  Upload Date: 4/18/2017 2:35:56 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  IC 3033(GP40)
Views:  216   Comments: 0
IC
Title:  IC
Description:  There's not much on the Canadian National at McComb anymore; but twenty years ago the engine terminal across from the Amtrak depot was usually full of locomotives. Eleven units are in this photo: GP10 8089, GP40's 3077, 3020 and 3016; black GP38 9540, GP38-2's 9637 and 9626, black GP11 8713, and GP10's 8173, 8049 and 8321.
Photo Date:  3/27/1989  Upload Date: 12/27/2009 1:08:13 PM
Location:  McComb, MS
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  ICG 8089(GP10)
Views:  737   Comments: 1
Second Geismar Turn
Title:  Second Geismar Turn
Description:  The Second Geismar Turn is heading south along the Mississippi River, behind the former Y&MV depot. This train worked from North Baton Rouge Yard to Geismar Yard and back.
Photo Date:  10/9/1980  Upload Date: 2/21/2008 7:44:13 PM
Location:  Baton Rouge, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  ICG 3044(GP40) IC 7961(GP8)
Views:  1132   Comments: 0
Servicing Facility
Title:  Servicing Facility
Description:  Illinois Central Gulf GP10 8129 was resting under the sand tower at the south end of the Bogalusa yard. This is former GM&O territory, but notice black GP18 9409 next to the engine house. The caboose sticking out from behind the 8129 was the 199480.
Photo Date:  12/5/1981  Upload Date: 6/10/2009 3:31:50 PM
Location:  Bogalusa, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  ICG 8129(GP10)
Views:  701   Comments: 0
Southbound
Title:  Southbound
Description:  A pair of GP35's -- ICG 2529 and GM&O 620 -- lead a southbound ICG freight through Kenner, just about two miles from the train's destination at Mays Yard in Harahan.
Photo Date:  12/15/1983  Upload Date: 6/10/2009 3:49:17 PM
Location:  Kenner, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ICG 2529(GP35)
Views:  829   Comments: 2
NOCH
Title:  NOCH
Description:  IC train NOCH (New Orleans-Chicago) heads north across the Bonnet Carre' Spillway trestle with 131 cars. SD40-2's 6149 and 6128 are both former BN units.
Photo Date:  2/27/1994  Upload Date: 11/14/2006 3:38:50 AM
Location:  Frenier, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  IC 6149(SD40-2)
Views:  869   Comments: 1
Grain Train
Title:  Grain Train
Description:  An interesting assortment of locomotives lead a southbound grain train across Pass Manchac, about 40 miles north of New Orleans. When this photo was taken, grain trains usually ran with a caboose on each end, as the power had to run around the train in Kenner before heading up the former Y&MV line to the elevators along the Mississippi River.
Photo Date:  9/22/1979  Upload Date: 2/27/2008 8:13:34 PM
Location:  Manchac, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  ICG 8216(GP10) ICG 6056(SD40) IC 5058(U33C)
Views:  2586   Comments: 12
IC 13
Title:  IC 13
Description:  IC SW1R 13 was switching the McKesson Chemical Co. along Leake Avenue in New Orleans. The locomotive had been built in June 1946 as IC 9027, and was renumbered 612 in October 1953. The railroad extensively rebuilt the locomotive in October 1968, replacing its 6-cylinder 600-horsepower prime mover with an 8-cylinder 1,000-horsepower one, and renumbered it 13. It was to be the prototype for the rebuilding of the IC's entire fleet of SW1's, which would have been renumbered 1-17; but it was the only one done. It spent its later life in New Orleans, and was retired in 1988.
Photo Date:  8/25/1981  Upload Date: 6/9/2009 3:41:45 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  IC 13(SW1R)
Views:  2366   Comments: 1
Train 55
Title:  Train 55
Description:  Nearing the end of its 900-mile journey from Chicago, ICG piggyback train P-55 rolls along the Mississippi River levee just inches away from vehicles on Leake Avenue. All three of these geeps -- 3039, 3011 and 3016 -- were from the railroad's first order of forty GP40's, delivered in black paint in 1966.
Photo Date:  11/14/1984  Upload Date: 6/10/2009 3:10:29 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  ICG 3039(GP40)
Views:  615   Comments: 1
ICG 1453
Title:  ICG 1453
Description:  Recently-rebuilt ICG SW14 1453 switches an industry along Earhart Blvd., next to the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal car shop. The locomotive was built as IC TR2A 9207A in December 1949 and was subsequently renumbered 1029A, before being remanufactured into the 1453 in 1981. (month approximate)
Photo Date:  6/6/1981  Upload Date: 6/9/2009 4:09:18 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  ICG 1453(SW14)
Views:  553   Comments: 1
NC-6
Title:  NC-6
Description:  Six units power northbound ICG train NC-6 two miles south of Ponchatoula, Louisiana. The first three locos -- GP40's 3073, 3074 and 3023 -- are the train's regular power, while the three trailing units -- SD20 2032, GM&O SD40 902, and SD40A 6018 -- are engines which had come south on a grain train.
Photo Date:  9/30/1983  Upload Date: 6/10/2009 3:16:02 PM
Location:  Ponchatoula, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  IC 3073(GP40)
Views:  615   Comments: 1
IC 613
Title:  IC 613
Description:  Stored at McComb
Photo Date:  6/12/1983  Upload Date: 2/21/2008 7:49:50 PM
Location:  McComb, MS
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  IC 613(SW1)
Views:  1187   Comments: 0
ICG 800
Title:  ICG 800
Description:  This SW8 was built in November 1952 as Tremont & Gulf 75, and became Illinois Central 800 after the IC bought the T&G in August 1959. It wore its IC black paint scheme well into the ICG era, and was repainted into the unusual -- and perhaps unique -- black ICG scheme in mid-1981. It also received full-length handrails at the same time. The unit was sold c. 1986.
Photo Date:  6/12/1983  Upload Date: 2/2/2010 2:12:26 PM
Location:  McComb, MS
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  ICG 800(SW8)
Views:  915   Comments: 2
IC SW9 1244
Title:  IC SW9 1244
Description:  Illinois Central (Gulf) SW9 1244 was stopped at the south end of Baton Rouge Yard, and that's the Louisiana state capitol behind the cab. The locomotive was built in June 1951 as IC 9446, was renumbered 446 so that the 9400-series could be used for GP18's, and then renumbered 1244 when it was equipped for multiple-unit operation. It was rebuilt as ICG SW14 1449 the year after this photo was taken.
Photo Date:  8/6/1980  Upload Date: 6/9/2009 3:59:41 PM
Location:  Baton Rouge, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Roster,Scenic
Locomotives:  IC 1244(SW9)
Views:  582   Comments: 0
ICG SW14 1445
Title:  ICG SW14 1445
Description:  This was the first SW14 assigned to the New Orleans area, and it was photographed at Stuyvesant Docks Yard. Unlike the later units assigned here, it had gray numbers and it did not have roller bearings or full-length handrails.
Photo Date:  12/27/1980  Upload Date: 6/13/2009 12:39:16 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  ICG 1445(SW14)
Views:  649   Comments: 1
ICG 1457
Title:  ICG 1457
Description:  Mays Yard
Photo Date:  4/9/1983  Upload Date: 6/13/2009 12:41:17 AM
Location:  Harahan, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  ICG 1457(SW14)
Views:  327   Comments: 1
ICG 1458
Title:  ICG 1458
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/13/1981  Upload Date: 6/13/2009 12:43:50 AM
Location:  McComb, MS
Author:  Todd Minsk
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  ICG 1458(SW14)
Views:  337   Comments: 0
ICG 1460
Title:  ICG 1460
Description:  On the Southern Railway at Shrewsbury. Frame No. 4093-1
Photo Date:  5/4/1982  Upload Date: 6/13/2009 12:45:32 AM
Location:  Metairie, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  ICG 1460(SW14)
Views:  429   Comments: 1
ICG 1476
Title:  ICG 1476
Description:  Frame No. 4093-34
Photo Date:  12/7/1983  Upload Date: 6/13/2009 12:48:08 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  ICG 1476(SW14)
Views:  328   Comments: 3
ICG 2007
Title:  ICG 2007
Description:  Mays Yard
Photo Date:  10/16/1982  Upload Date: 6/15/2009 5:21:19 PM
Location:  Harahan, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  ICG 2007(SD20)
Views:  698   Comments: 0
ICG NC-6
Title:  ICG NC-6
Description:  ICG train NC-6 heads across the 2-mile-long Bonnet Carre Spillway trestle on its way out of the New Orleans area. The train had been held at Skip, about ten miles back, to meet CN-5; and was up to speed by the time its passed here. It is about 17 miles into its 900-mile trip from New Orleans to Chicago. The locomotives were SD20's 2012, 2017 and 2003, with caboose 9472.
Photo Date:  4/24/1984  Upload Date: 2/13/2010 4:09:57 PM
Location:  Frenier, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  ICG 2012(SD20)
Views:  1170   Comments: 5
ICG 2014
Title:  ICG 2014
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/18/1981  Upload Date: 6/15/2009 5:23:25 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  ICG 2014(SD20)
Views:  411   Comments: 0
Export Coal Train
Title:  Export Coal Train
Description:  An ICG unit coal train was on the Nashville Avenue underpass as it entered the New Orleans Public Belt's Cotton Warehouse Yard. The coal was on its way from Illinois to Spain, and the NOPB would move the train to the Public Bulk Terminal -- along the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet -- for unloading. Motive power was provided by four PADUCAH REBUILDS: SD20's 2014, 2017, and 2011, along with GP8 7731.
Photo Date:  11/18/1981  Upload Date: 8/2/2010 12:17:46 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ICG 2014(SD20)
Views:  615   Comments: 1
Northbound
Title:  Northbound
Description:  Illinois Central Gulf GP40's 3000 and 3039 -- the first and last units of the IC's first GP40 order in 1966 -- head north through Independence, Louisiana with an empty grain train. The caboose was 199303.
Photo Date:  12/2/1978  Upload Date: 2/13/2010 4:12:38 PM
Location:  Independence, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  ICG 3000(GP40)
Views:  580   Comments: 0
ICG CN-5
Title:  ICG CN-5
Description:  Southbound Illinois Central Gulf train CN-5, en route from Chicago to New Orleans, crosses the Bonnet Carre Spillway Trestle about 17 miles from its destination at Mays Yard. The other locomotives are GP38 9551 and GP40 3016, and the caboose is ICG 199411. Northbound NC-6 is waiting for it at Skip, the north end of the double track, about 10 miles ahead.
Photo Date:  4/24/1984  Upload Date: 2/13/2010 4:08:39 PM
Location:  Frenier, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  IC 3023(GP40)
Views:  693   Comments: 0
IC 3030
Title:  IC 3030
Description:  IC Mays Yard.
Photo Date:  10/16/1982  Upload Date: 2/21/2008 7:52:15 PM
Location:  Jefferson, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  IC 3030(GP40)
Views:  661   Comments: 0
Daylight and Green Diamond
Title:  Daylight and Green Diamond
Description:  We're standing along the parallel Illinois Central Gulf and New Orleans Public Belt tracks near Jefferson Avenue, where the two main lines of each railroad cross. ICG GP10 8114, SD20 2024 and GP40 3031 are heading away from us, going to Mays Yard after delivering intermodal train No. 55 to the railroad's IMX (InterModal eXchange) at Nashville Ave. and the Mississippi River. Espee 4449 is sitting on the New Orleans Public Belt westbound main track, after having spent a week on display at the 1984 Louisiana World's Fair. Earlier this morning an NOPB switch engine had moved it from the fair site to here, and it is waiting for an ICG switch engine to accompany it to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The Daylight and its matched set of cars left for home in Portland, Oregon the next morning. Daylight engineer Doyle McCormack has placed the number "5" in the locomotive's train numbers boxes. Number 5 was the westbound ARGONAUT, the secondary train between New Orleans and Los Angeles.
Photo Date:  6/8/1984  Upload Date: 6/11/2009 2:58:03 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  IC 3031(GP40) SP 4449(4-8-4)
Views:  1157   Comments: 0
ICG 3041
Title:  ICG 3041
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/6/1979  Upload Date: 2/2/2009 6:47:16 PM
Location:  Baton Rouge, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  ICG 3041(GP40)
Views:  713   Comments: 1
TWO GM CLASSICS
Title:  TWO GM CLASSICS
Description:  The picture quality isn't very good, but the subjects are superb! One fine day in 1968, a 1956 Chevy Corvette and a 1941 Electro-Motive Division E6A posed side-by-side at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The two E-units are on a ready track, and departed later that afternoon on the northbound PANAMA LIMITED. The 4003 has been recently repainted. It wears the large lettering and numbers introduced in 1967; but still has the old nose treatment, where the orange extends up over the top headlight. It should have a split-rail nose emblem, but one hasn't been applied yet! (month approximate)
Photo Date:  4/4/1968  Upload Date: 6/21/2009 4:41:03 PM
Location:  New Orleans - NOUPT, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  IC 4003(E6A)
Views:  2443   Comments: 8
IC 4023
Title:  IC 4023
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/16/1974  Upload Date: 6/14/2009 6:17:23 PM
Location:  New Orleans - NOUPT, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  IC 4023(E8A)
Views:  809   Comments: 2


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