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By:Michael Palmieri
Dates:1/1/1900 - 12/31/2005
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IC 0-6-0 267
Title:  IC 0-6-0 267
Description:  In this undated photo Illinois Central 0-6-0 267 was crossing Thalia Street, next to the Werthan Bag Corp. building at 303 Thalia. (Technically, the tracks were on South Front Street, but it doesn’t look like there was a street here!) The railroad’s LEVEE YARD and the Mississippi River were right behind the photographer. IC 267 had been built by Alco’s Schenectady Works in June 1914 as serial number 54753. (photo date unknown)
Photo Date:  1/1/1940  Upload Date: 1/26/2020 10:46:27 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  FRANK PHILLIPS collection
Categories:  Scenic,Steam
Locomotives:  IC 267(0-6-0)
Views:  29   Comments: 1
NOPSI 881
Title:  NOPSI 881
Description:  New Orleans Public Service GENTILLY LINE streetcar 881 was heading out through the French Quarter on Bourbon Street at Bienville. This car line was converted to bus on 17 July 1948, three months after this photo was taken. The 881 had been built by the J.G. Brill Co. in 1922. (approximate day of photo)
Photo Date:  4/1/1948  Upload Date: 1/27/2020 3:42:30 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  ELLIOTT M. KAHN photo
Categories:  Transit
Locomotives:  NOPSI 881(Trolley)
Views:  13   Comments: 0
NOPSI 433
Title:  NOPSI 433
Description:  New Orleans Public Service Inc. (NOPSI) streetcar 433 was displaying a DESIRE route sign as it sat on a flat car at Southern Scrap Material Co. in New Orleans. The 433 was one of 50 cars (400-449) built by the Southern Car Co. of High Point, North Carolina in 1915 for one of NOPSI’s predecessors. (correct month, approximate day)
Photo Date:  9/1/1948  Upload Date: 12/19/2019 10:12:08 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  ELLIOTT M. KAHN photo
Categories:  Transit
Locomotives:  NOPSI 433(Trolley)
Views:  81   Comments: 0
SOU 2-8-0 6924
Title:  SOU 2-8-0 6924
Description:  Southern Railway System (New Orleans & Northeastern) Ks3 class 2-8-0 6924 was parked near the railroad’s SCOTT STREET ROUNDHOUSE in New Orleans, displaying white flags and coupled to water car W.T. 6924 which had a full coal bunker. This locomotive was one of five Ks3 class Consolidations (6922-6926) built by Alco’s Richmond Works in 1926, and these were the newest, heaviest and most powerful steam locos used on the NO&NE. It was sold for scrap to Granite City Steel in December 1952. (approximate date)
Photo Date:  2/1/1950  Upload Date: 1/24/2020 11:19:17 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SOU 6924(2-8-0)
Views:  28   Comments: 0
SP (T&NO) 2-6-0 450
Title:  SP (T&NO) 2-6-0 450
Description:  This Mogul was one of a group of 24 2-6-0's built by Cooke between March and May 1900 as Southern Pacific 1470-1493. In 1901, the entire group was renumbered 1678-1701; and on 18 December 1901, the 1697 was sold to the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio as the 450. The locomotive had been built in May 1900 as Cooke serial number 2537 and finished its career as Texas & New Orleans 450. It was sold to Commercial Metals in Houston on 22 October 1954.
Photo Date:  6/1/1950  Upload Date: 6/15/2019 4:47:58 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  J. PARKER LAMB photo
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SP 450(2-6-0) TNO 450(2-6-0)
Views:  116   Comments: 0
SP (T&NO) 2-6-0 491
Title:  SP (T&NO) 2-6-0 491
Description:  Southern Pacific (Texas & New Orleans) Mogul 491 was parked at the railroad’s Algiers Shops, just across the Mississippi River from New Orleans. This loco was one of 15 2-6-0s built by Baldwin in 1909 for the Cananea, Rio Yaqui y Pacifico in Mexico as their 515-529. In 1912, this railroad became the Sud Pacifico de Mexico and three of these locomotives passed on to the SPdeM, while six went to the Arizona Eastern and six to the Houston & Texas Central. The 491 was built as CRYyP 517, became H&TC 560 in 1912, then T&NO 560 in 1934 and was renumbered T&NO 491 on 15 May 1950. The loco shows some evidence of its recent renumbering, and it was the last of this group to be retired. It was scrapped at Houston on 26 October 1953.
Photo Date:  6/1/1950  Upload Date: 12/31/2019 5:59:48 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  J. PARKER LAMB photo
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SP 491(2-6-0) TNO 491(2-6-0)
Views:  28   Comments: 1
SP (T&NO) 2-8-0 882
Title:  SP (T&NO) 2-8-0 882
Description:  Southern Pacific (Texas & New Orleans) C-23 class 2-8-0 882 was built by Baldwin in 1913 as San Antonio & Aransas Pass 255 and was renumbered SP (T&NO) 882 in 1925. It was stored at the Algiers Shops in the summer of 1950 and was sold for scrap at Houston on 31 October 1952. (approximate date)
Photo Date:  6/1/1950  Upload Date: 8/10/2019 4:35:15 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  J. PARKER LAMB photo
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  SP 882(2-8-0)
Views:  89   Comments: 0
Bisso Switchers
Title:  Bisso Switchers
Description:  Former Texas Pacific-Missouri Pacific Terminal Railroad of New Orleans (TPMPT) 0-6-0 numbers 1 and 2 were photographed in September 1951 at their new home, the New Orleans Coal & Bisso Towboat Co. The locos had been built by Alco-Richmond in June 1907 (42928-42929) as Trinity & Brazos Valley 75 and 76, for use at Galveston; but following the T&BV’s bankruptcy in 1914, the railroad lost its access to Galveston from Fort Worth over the Santa Fe and the two switchers became redundant.

The City of Houston bought the two locomotives via the Barry Equipment Co. in 1917 and they arrived on 31 March lettered Houston Municipal 1 and 2. They were leased to the International & Great Northern from March 1918 until October 1921, and were sold to Grant Locomotive and Car Works [of Houston] in1922. They subsequently moved to the TP-MPT where they retained their previous numbers.

In early 1948 the TP-MPT received four Alco S2 diesels, and the 0-6-0’s were sold to Bisso by August 1949. Besides operating coal-burning towboats and ferries, Bisso also provided coal for other vessels and used its locos to move hopper cars from a 2-track yard along the New Orleans Public Belt then up the Mississippi River levee to its coal-handling facility along the river. Bisso’s coaling operation ended around 1955, and with it, the need for any locomotives. No. 1 disappeared, and was probably scrapped; but No. 2 remained on Bisso property until 2010, when it was donated to the Louisiana Railway Heritage Trust. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  9/1/1950  Upload Date: 1/27/2020 3:32:01 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  FRANK PHILLIPS collection
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  BISSO 1(0-6-0) BISSO 2(0-6-0)
Views:  13   Comments: 0
Southern 2-8-0 6903
Title:  Southern 2-8-0 6903
Description:  Out-of-service Southern Railway System (New Orleans & Northeastern) Ks class Consolidation 6903 was parked near the railroad’s SCOTT STREET ROUNDHOUSE in New Orleans, three months before it was officially retired. The locomotive had been built by Baldwin (31724) in 1907 as Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific 723, was renumbered Southern Railway System 6203 in 1917 and was “sold” to the NO&NE as the 6903 in 1923. (approximate date)
Photo Date:  10/1/1950  Upload Date: 1/21/2020 8:58:51 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  SOU 6903(2-8-0)
Views:  27   Comments: 0
SP No. 5
Title:  SP No. 5
Description:  Southern Pacific train No. 5, the westbound ARGONAUT, was making it early afternoon station stop at Lake Charles, Louisiana. No. 5 was powered by PA1 207 and another Alco; and if the train was on tine, it would have been around 2:30. (approximate date)
Photo Date:  2/1/1951  Upload Date: 1/21/2020 8:46:40 PM
Location:  Lake Charles, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  SP 207(PA1) TNO 207(PA1)
Views:  27   Comments: 0
L&A 2-8-2 555
Title:  L&A 2-8-2 555
Description:  Louisiana & Arkansas 555 was one of two Mikados (555, 556) built by Baldwin in January1927. In this April 1951 photo it was parked next to the new engine house at WEST YARD, just outside of New Orleans. The loco was scrapped by the railroad at Pittsburg, Kansas in July 1953. (approximate day of photo)
Photo Date:  4/1/1951  Upload Date: 12/15/2019 4:03:04 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  LA 555(2-8-2)
Views:  34   Comments: 0
IC No. 25
Title:  IC No. 25
Description:  At around 10 a.m. Illinois Central mail-and-express train No. 25 – the SOUTHERN EXPRESS – was pulling up to the station at Hammond Louisiana behind 4-8-2 2431. Despite its name, No. 25 was anything but an express, taking 23 hours and 10 minutes to cover the 921 miles between Chicago and New Orleans. Visible above the train’s last cars was the Hammond coal tower, from which Coal Shoot (sic) Road got its name. The wooden caboose on the right was the 9231.
Photo Date:  5/18/1951  Upload Date: 1/21/2020 8:41:40 PM
Location:  Hammond, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo
Categories:  Station,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  IC 2431(4-8-2)
Views:  25   Comments: 0
IC SW9 9333
Title:  IC SW9 9333
Description:  Multiple-unit equipped Illinois Central SW9 9333 was photographed at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal while construction was still going on. On the other side of the locomotive is the NOUPT Railway Express Agency building, which was completed in 1950. NOUPT had just been placed in partial operation -- for IC, MP (GCL) and SP trains -- and it was placed in full operation on 16 April 1954. The 9333 was renumbered 1233 in September 1957 and rebuilt into SW14 1437 in September 1980.
Photo Date:  1/24/1954  Upload Date: 12/19/2019 9:52:00 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  ELLIOTT M. KAHN photo
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  IC 9333(SW9)
Views:  29   Comments: 0
NOUPT SW8 2
Title:  NOUPT SW8 2
Description:  New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal SW8 unit 1-3 were built at EMD’s Cleveland Plant in December 1953 and were used by the Southern Pacific until the new station was place in full operation in April 1954. Here is NOUPT 3 at the Espee’s AVONDLAE YARD, just west of New Orleans, with T&NO caboose 517. Notice the orange wing design on the unit’s nose. These disappeared as the locos were repainted. NOUPT 1 and 3 remained at the terminal until 1990, but number 2 was sold to Jones & Laughlin Steel around 1960.
Photo Date:  2/21/1954  Upload Date: 12/19/2019 9:59:34 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  ELLIOTT M. KAHN photo
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NOUPT 2(SW8)
Views:  33   Comments: 0
IC 2-8-2 3792
Title:  IC 2-8-2 3792
Description:  Illinois Central 2-8-2 3792 was photographed at MAYS YARD, near New Orleans, just two years before it was sold for scrap. It had been built by Aco’s Brooks Works (serial no. 43432) in August 1907 as 2-8-0 917; was rebuilt into Mikado 3917 in August 1921, renumbered 3792 in 1937, and was sold in April 1956.
Photo Date:  4/11/1954  Upload Date: 1/27/2020 3:47:57 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  ELLIOTT M. KAHN photo
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  IC 3792(2-8-2)
Views:  16   Comments: 0
LERR 4-4-0 1
Title:  LERR 4-4-0 1
Description:  Louisiana Eastern 4-4-0 number 1 was with caboose 550 and former Cavalcade of Amusements circus car ERNESTINE ROSE. The locomotive was built by Baldwin in 1919 as Red River & Gulf 104 and was purchased by the LERR in 1950. It was sold to the Stone Mountain Scenic Railroad in 1960 where it was named GENERAL II, and went to the Southeastern Railroad Museum at Duluth, Georgia in 2008.
Photo Date:  9/12/1954  Upload Date: 12/20/2019 11:56:34 AM
Location:  Shiloh, LA
Author:  ELLIOTT M. KAHN photo
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  LERR 1(4-4-0)
Views:  43   Comments: 0
SP (T&NO) 2-6-0 463
Title:  SP (T&NO) 2-6-0 463
Description:  Southern Pacific 2-6-0 463 (second) was working at AVONDALE YARD, just west of New Orleans, coupled to a Harriman Common Standard passenger car. The Mogul had been built by Baldwin in 1912 as the 503, in the 500-514 group. It was rebuilt at the Algiers Shops in New Orleans in 1931, renumbered 688 (second) in 1949 and then 463 (second) in 1950. This loco was a real survivor, outlasting all of its siblings and most of the other steam locomotives on the T&NO. It was finally sold for scrap on 7 January 1957.
Photo Date:  12/19/1954  Upload Date: 1/9/2020 5:29:40 PM
Location:  Avondale, LA
Author:  ELLIOTT M. KAHN photo
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SP 463(2-6-0) TNO 463(2-6-0)
Views:  39   Comments: 1
NOPSI Crane
Title:  NOPSI Crane
Description:  New Orleans Public Service’s un-numbered crane was parked at the company’s NAPOLEON YARD, surrounded by retired White Model 788 gasoline-powered buses. The crane was built by the Brown Hoisting Machinery Co. in 1913 and could be powered by an extension cord when on tracks without overhead trolley wires.
Photo Date:  4/15/1955  Upload Date: 1/24/2020 11:14:00 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo
Categories:  Transit
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Views:  14   Comments: 0
SP (T&NO) 0-6-0 842
Title:  SP (T&NO) 0-6-0 842
Description:  Southern Pacific 0-6-0 842 was switching cars along the Mississippi River levee, at the north end (railroad east) of Algiers Yard. The locomotive had been built by Lima (6772) in March 1924 as the 156 and was renumbered second 842 in October 1953. It was sold to Standard Sand & Gravel Co. in January 1956 (10 months after this photo) and it still exists. It moved to the Casey Jones Museum in Vaughn, Mississippi in March 1984 and then to Terry, Mississippi in May 2005. (correct month, approximate day)
Photo Date:  5/1/1955  Upload Date: 12/21/2019 6:19:15 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SP 842(0-6-0) TNO 842(0-6-0)
Views:  58   Comments: 1
IC 2-8-2 1213
Title:  IC 2-8-2 1213
Description:  Illinois Central 2-8-2 1213 was a Mays Yard near New Orleans. This locomotive was built by Lima in March 1915 as the 1715, was upgraded into the 1213 in January 1939 and was scrapped soon after this photo was taken.
Photo Date:  6/22/1955  Upload Date: 12/19/2019 9:44:37 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  ELLIOTT M. KAHN photo
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  IC 1213(2-8-2)
Views:  40   Comments: 0
L&N Station
Title:  L&N Station
Description:  For about 90 years the residents of Rabbit Island, Louisiana - 30 miles east of downtown New Orleans - had their own stop along the Louisville & Nashville Railroad. It was named RIGOLETS, after the nearby pass connecting Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne. The structure shown here was built after the previous building burned in 1934, and it remained in use until August 1962. During its final years the only service here were commuter trains 9 and 12, which ran between New Orleans and Pass Christian, Mississippi. After this building closed, trains 9 and 12 continued to stop here until they made their last runs on 6 May 1964.
Photo Date:  11/12/1959  Upload Date: 1/21/2020 8:56:19 PM
Location:  Rigolets, LA
Author:  J.G. LACHAUSSEE
Categories:  Station
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Views:  37   Comments: 0
Pedestrian Overpass
Title:  Pedestrian Overpass
Description:  For many years this pedestrian overpass allowed people using the Canal Street ferry to avoid six railroad tracks, owned by the Southern Pacific, Louisville & Nashville and New Orleans Public Belt. From 1902 until 1954 the L&N railroad station was in the open area on the left of the walkway and was used by up to 20 trains a day, many of which blocked Canal Street as they loaded or unloaded passengers. After L&N passenger trains relocated to the new Union Passenger Terminal in April 1954, the rail traffic here consisted of infrequent freight trains so the overpass fell out of use and was removed in the 1960’s. The building in the left background at No. 1 Canal Street belonged to the Alcoa Steamship Company.
Photo Date:  3/14/1960  Upload Date: 1/24/2020 11:32:02 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  J.G. LACHAUSSEE
Categories:  Scenic
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Views:  11   Comments: 0
NOPB S12 61
Title:  NOPB S12 61
Description:  New Orleans Public Belt S12 61 was the only NOPB Baldwin ever repainted in the red paint scheme introduced in 1971, and it was hardly ever used afterwards. Here it was at the railroad's engine terminal, about two and a half years before being sold to Cargill for use at their Terre Haute elevator in Reserve, Louisiana. (approximate day)
Photo Date:  2/15/1973  Upload Date: 4/17/2017 11:29:52 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  James H. Selzer, Jr. photo
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NOPB 61(S12)
Views:  733   Comments: 1
ICG Porter Shop
Title:  ICG Porter Shop
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio GP30 519 and GP35 620 were parked at the former GM&O PORTER SHOP in Mobile, which had belonged to the Illinois Central Gulf for the past year. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  10/1/1973  Upload Date: 1/27/2020 3:10:25 PM
Location:  Mobile, AL
Author:  FRANK PHILLIPS collection
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  GMO 519(GP30) GMO 620(GP35)
Views:  17   Comments: 0
GM&O box car 58040
Title:  GM&O box car 58040
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio type XL boxcar 58040 was photographed at the railroad’s FRASCATI YARD in Mobile. The car had a capacity of 152,000 pounds, a load limit of 153,300 pounds, a light weight of 66,700 pounds and volume of 4952 cubic feet. It had been built in June 1963 and was lettered WHEN EMPTY RETURN VIA / REVERSE ROUTE TO AGENT / GM&ORR JACKSON, MISS. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  10/1/1973  Upload Date: 1/27/2020 3:20:55 PM
Location:  Mobile, AL
Author:  FRANK PHILLIPS collection
Categories:  RollingStock
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ICG Porter Shop
Title:  ICG Porter Shop
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio GP38-2 744 and Illinois Central Gulf GP10 8270, along with GM&O GP38’s 709 and 712, were parked outside the former GM&O PORTER SHOP in Mobile. This became an ICG facility after the IC-GM&O merger on 10 August 1972. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  10/1/1973  Upload Date: 1/27/2020 3:17:00 PM
Location:  Mobile, AL
Author:  FRANK PHILLIPS collection
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  GMO 744(GP38-2)
Views:  24   Comments: 0
AMTK diner 8500
Title:  AMTK diner 8500
Description:  Amtrak 36-seat dining car 8500 was on the westbound SUNSET leaving New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The car had been built by Pullman-Standers in 1949 as Southern Pacific 10204 for operation on the OVERLAND. It was purchased by Amtrak for “limited service” in 1974 and was retired in November 1977.
Photo Date:  10/7/1974  Upload Date: 8/6/2019 1:20:09 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  159   Comments: 0
AMTK 8410
Title:  AMTK 8410
Description:  Amtrak coach-buffet-lounge 8410 was originally Chesapeake & Ohio 52-seat coach 1610, one of 59 such cars (1610-1668) built by Pullman-Standard in 1950. Two of the cars, 1610-1611, were rebuilt into coach-buffet-lounge cars in 1956, with no change of number; and became Amtrak 8410-8411 in 1971. The 8410 was photographed at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal on a special train from Chicago.
Photo Date:  2/28/1976  Upload Date: 8/7/2019 1:14:44 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  PAUL H. OLIVER, JR. photo
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  46   Comments: 0
AMTK diner 8500
Title:  AMTK diner 8500
Description:  Amtrak HERITAGE FLEET diner 8500 was on the northbound CRESCENT at Meridian, Mississippi. The car had been built by Budd in November 1948 as Burlington Route 194 SILVER DINER for operation on the CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR. It became Amtrak 8051 in 1971, HERITAGE FLEET car 8500 in September 1979 and then griddle diner 8551 in January 1987. It was sold at auction in January 2019.
Photo Date:  2/10/1979  Upload Date: 8/6/2019 1:23:35 PM
Location:  Meridian, MS
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Passenger
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GM&O box car 59803
Title:  GM&O box car 59803
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio type XML boxcar 59803 was photographed on the Illinois Central Gulf at the former GM&O FRASCATI YARD in Mobile. The car had been built by ACF in 1965 and it now had a capacity of 154,000 pounds, a load limit of 158,700 pounds and a light weight of 61,300 pounds. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  5/1/1983  Upload Date: 1/27/2020 3:27:03 PM
Location:  Mobile, AL
Author:  FRANK PHILLIPS collection
Categories:  RollingStock
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Amtrak P30CH Units
Title:  Amtrak P30CH Units
Description:  P30CH units 719 and 704 were parked on a ready track at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal, while the 703 was sitting next to the sand tower.
Photo Date:  9/6/1984  Upload Date: 1/3/2020 3:27:27 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Scenic,Station
Locomotives:  AMTK 719(P30CH)
Views:  59   Comments: 0
AMTK coach 4632
Title:  AMTK coach 4632
Description:  Former Amtrak coach 4632 was parked outside of Pete Messina’s car repair shop in the Kansas City Southern’s WEST YARD, just outside of New Orleans. The car had been built by Budd in 1961 as Union Pacific 5525 and was subsequently Amtrak 4457 and then HERITAGE FLEET car 4632. This car arrived in New Orleans on 14 November 2000.
Photo Date:  11/20/2000  Upload Date: 7/25/2019 5:27:59 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  75   Comments: 1
AMTK coach 4632
Title:  AMTK coach 4632
Description:  Former Amtrak coach 4632 was parked outside of Pete Messina’s car repair shop in the Kansas City Southern’s WEST YARD, just outside of New Orleans. The car had been built by Budd in 1961 as Union Pacific 5525 and was subsequently Amtrak 4457 and then HERITAGE FLEET car 4632. Amtrak sold the car in on 14 November 2000.
Photo Date:  11/20/2000  Upload Date: 7/25/2019 5:27:24 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  62   Comments: 1
AMTK coach 7002
Title:  AMTK coach 7002
Description:  Former Amtrak coach 7002 had been built by Budd in 1951 as Pennsylvania Railroad 1571, one of 32 66-seat coaches with 14-seat smoking sections for service on the CONGRESSIONAL LIMITED and the SENATOR. It was subsequently Penn Central 1571 and was assigned Amtrak 7402; but it retained its PRR/PC number until it was remodeled into HEP car 7002 for CLOCKER service in July 1981. Amtrak sold the car the Panarail Tourism Co. in 2000; it was remodeled by Pete Messina and his crew here in New Orleans into PTC car RIO INDIO and shipped to Panama in October 2001.
Photo Date:  11/20/2000  Upload Date: 7/25/2019 6:39:40 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  63   Comments: 1
AMTK coach 7002
Title:  AMTK coach 7002
Description:  Former Amtrak coach 7002 had been built by Budd in 1951 as Pennsylvania Railroad 1571, one of 32 66-seat coaches with 14-seat smoking sections for service on the CONGRESSIONAL LIMITED and the SENATOR. It was subsequently Penn Central 1571 and was assigned Amtrak 7402; but it retained its PRR/PC number until it was remodeled into HEP car 7002 for CLOCKER service in July 1981. Amtrak sold the car the Panarail Tourism Co. in 2000; it was remodeled by Pete Messina and his crew here in New Orleans into PTC car RIO INDIO and shipped to Panama in October 2001.
Photo Date:  11/20/2000  Upload Date: 7/25/2019 6:39:56 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  52   Comments: 1
AMTK coach 7002
Title:  AMTK coach 7002
Description:  Former Amtrak coach 7002 had been built by Budd in 1951 as Pennsylvania Railroad 1571, one of 32 66-seat coaches with 14-seat smoking sections for service on the CONGRESSIONAL LIMITED and the SENATOR. It was subsequently Penn Central 1571 and was assigned Amtrak 7402; but it retained its PRR/PC number until it was remodeled into HEP car 7002 for CLOCKER service in July 1981. Amtrak sold the car the Panarail Tourism Co. in 2000; it was remodeled by Pete Messina and his crew here in New Orleans into PTC car RIO INDIO and shipped to Panama in October 2001.
Photo Date:  11/20/2000  Upload Date: 7/25/2019 6:40:09 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  58   Comments: 1
AMTK coach 7612
Title:  AMTK coach 7612
Description:  Former Amtrak coach 7612 had been built by Budd in 1951 as Pennsylvania Railroad 1593, one of 32 66-seat coaches with 14-seat smoking sections for service on the CONGRESSIONAL LIMITED and the SENATOR. It retained its original number on the Penn Central 1593 and was assigned Amtrak 7423 in 1976; but it retained its PRR/PC number until it was remodeled into high-capacity HEP CLOCKER car 7612 in November 1981. Amtrak sold the car the Panarail Tourism Co. in 2000 and its tread brake trucks replaced the disc brake trucks under a 7000-series handicap accessible car that went to Panama.
Photo Date:  11/20/2000  Upload Date: 8/6/2019 10:49:03 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Passenger
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PTC coach <I><B>RIO MAMONI</I></B>
Title:  PTC coach RIO MAMONI
Description:  Panarail Tourism Company coach RIO MAMONI was one of six passenger car that were shopped and remodeled in New Orleans for service on the Panama Canal Railway. The work was performed in and around the former Kansas City Southern diesel shop at WEST YARD by Peter Messina and his crew. This car was originally Pennsylvania Railroad 1575 and it kept this number on the Penn Central. It went to Amtrak in 1976 and was assigned number 7406, but it kept its original number until it was remodeled as handicap-accessible high-capacity HEP car 7006 in October 1981. This image illustrates how truck work was done at Pete’s shop. The 7006 came from Amtrak with disc brakes and received trucks with tread brakes from a sister car.
Photo Date:  3/16/2001  Upload Date: 8/3/2019 1:13:54 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Passenger
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KCS SD40-2 648
Title:  KCS SD40-2 648
Description:  Kansas City Southern SD40-2 648 was on a set of power parked on the New Orleans Public Belt near Carrollton Avenue. The locomotive was an early SD40-2 - having been built in November 1972 - and had been overhauled shortly after its fifteenth birthday. It received this white paint job – complete with larger easy-to-read cab numbers - on 20 October 1988, six months after the railroad had introduced its gray paint scheme. In fact, it was the second to last unit to receive the white scheme. SD40-2 643 had been repainted gray on 28 March 1991 and still wore its nose-mounted OSCITROL signal light as well as ditch lights..
Photo Date:  3/19/2001  Upload Date: 7/22/2019 10:24:49 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  KCS 648(SD40-2)
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UP SD40-2 3769 on NS No. 393
Title:  UP SD40-2 3769 on NS No. 393
Description:  This Birmingham-to-Houston run-through train arrived in New Orleans as Norfolk Southern No. 393 and left as Union Pacific M-NOEWB. Here it was parked on the NS OUTER BELT at Marconi Drive behind UP SD40-2 3769, SD50 5025 and SD40-2 3820, waiting for a UP crew to arrive.
Photo Date:  3/23/2001  Upload Date: 8/2/2019 10:44:34 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  UP 3769(SD40-2)
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CSX caboose 16471
Title:  CSX caboose 16471
Description:  When this photo was taken CSX shoving platform 16471 was assigned to the former Louisville & Nashville GENTILLY YARD in New Orleans. This car had been built as L&N caboose 6471 by Fruit Growers Express at Alexandria, Virginia in October 1974 and was repainted by FGE into this CSX OPERATION RED BLOCK scheme in December 1991.
Photo Date:  4/14/2001  Upload Date: 5/7/2019 5:58:58 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  RollingStock
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GATX tank car 40786
Title:  GATX tank car 40786
Description:  General American Transportation tank car GATX 40786 had a gross rail load of 263,000 pounds, a light weight of 97,900 pounds and a load limit of 165,100 pounds. The 33,679-gallon car was lettered LIQUIFIED PETROLEUM and was on a Canadian National-Illinois Central transfer run in New Orleans running from MAYS YARD to STUYVESANT DOCKS YARD and the New Orleans Public Belt.
Photo Date:  4/17/2001  Upload Date: 5/6/2019 9:02:13 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  RollingStock
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IC box car 563448
Title:  IC box car 563448
Description:  Illinois Central box car 563448 was a 70-ton type XL car with a gross rail load of 220,000 pounds, a light weight of 63,800 pounds and a load limit of 156,200 pounds. The 50-foot car was on a Canadian National-Illinois Central transfer run in New Orleans running from MAYS YARD to STUYVESANT DOCKS YARD and the New Orleans Public Belt.
Photo Date:  4/17/2001  Upload Date: 5/7/2019 4:43:45 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  RollingStock
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WLO box car 505043
Title:  WLO box car 505043
Description:  When this photo was taken the Waterloo Railway (WLO) was a paper subsidiary of the Illinois Central. WLO 505043 was an AAR type XP car with a gross rail load of 263,000 pounds, a tare weight of 64,900 pounds and a load limit of 155,100 pounds. It was on a Canadian National-Illinois Central transfer run in New Orleans running from MAYS YARD to STUYVESANT DOCKS YARD and the New Orleans Public Belt.
Photo Date:  4/17/2001  Upload Date: 5/4/2019 5:27:56 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  RollingStock
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CSX Q-605
Title:  CSX Q-605
Description:  CSX New Orleans yard job Y-105 had brought train Q-605’s connection for the Union Pacific to Marconi Drive on the Norfolk Southern, and the train was parked awaiting a UP crew. The train was powered by SD40-2 8811 (originally Conrail 6388) and CEFX SD40M-2 3136.
Photo Date:  4/18/2001  Upload Date: 7/27/2019 11:50:08 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSX 8811(SD40-2)
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BNSF H-NWOBEL
Title:  BNSF H-NWOBEL
Description:  Badly-discolored BNSF C44-9W 4475, along with the 4428, was on westbound train H-NWOBEL at New Orleans. The train was on the New Orleans Public Belt at the Prytania Street grade crossing and had just originated at the NOPB’s COTTON WAREHOUSE YARD, and was on its way to Belen, New Mexico. Both of these locomotives had been built in mid-1999 and a number of BNSF units built at this time received defective paint which quickly discolored.
Photo Date:  4/19/2001  Upload Date: 7/27/2019 1:08:49 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4475(C44-9W)
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CSX Q-605
Title:  CSX Q-605
Description:  CSX train Q-605‘s connection to the Union Pacific was sitting on the Norfolk Southern OUTER BELT at Marconi Drive, awaiting a Union Pacific crew. The train was powered by C40-8 7598 and GCF X SD40M-2.
Photo Date:  4/25/2001  Upload Date: 7/27/2019 5:39:36 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSX 7598(C40-8)
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IC box car 504691
Title:  IC box car 504691
Description:  Illinois Central boxcar 504691 was still wearing the colors of a previous owner, the Norwood & St. Lawrence Railroad. The 50-foot, 70-ton car was on a Canadian National-Illinois Central transfer run in New Orleans running from MAYS YARD to STUYVESANT DOCKS YARD and the New Orleans Public Belt.
Photo Date:  5/23/2001  Upload Date: 5/7/2019 11:34:12 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  RollingStock
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SHPX Covered Hopper 463100
Title:  SHPX Covered Hopper 463100
Description:  ACF Industries covered hopper SHPX 463100 was an AAR type LO car with a gross rail load of 263,000 pounds, a light weight of 65,900 pounds, a load limit of 197,100 pounds and a volume of 6201 cubic feet. The 68-04 long car was on a Canadian National-Illinois Central transfer run in New Orleans running from MAYS YARD to STUYVESANT DOCKS YARD and the New Orleans Public Belt.
Photo Date:  5/23/2001  Upload Date: 5/8/2019 12:18:25 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  RollingStock
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IC box car 532824
Title:  IC box car 532824
Description:  Illinois Central type RB insulated box car 532824 was a former Southern Pacific car. The 50-foot, 70-ton car had a gross rail load of 220,000 pounds, a tare weight of 75,700 pounds, a load limit of 144,300 pounds and a volume of 5116 cubic feet. The little word after the IC reporting mark was SUCKS.It was on a Canadian National-Illinois Central transfer run in New Orleans running from MAYS YARD to STUYVESANT DOCKS YARD and the New Orleans Public Belt.
Photo Date:  9/10/2001  Upload Date: 5/7/2019 1:24:56 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  RollingStock
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