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By:Ed Hopson
Dates:1/1/1996 - 12/31/2001
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Little guy
Title:  Little guy
Description:  Diminuitive SW rests in a sea of larger freight cars.
Photo Date:  6/7/1997  Upload Date: 3/27/2004 1:09:35 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 1105(SW1500)
Views:  523   Comments: 0
Made by Athearn?
Title:  Made by Athearn?
Description:  1105 looks like a toy from above.
Photo Date:  6/7/1997  Upload Date: 3/27/2004 1:13:18 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 1105(SW1500)
Views:  490   Comments: 1
Long-Hood West Under I-10
Title:  Long-Hood West Under I-10
Description:  Not exactly Norfolk Southern, but the longest hoods in the Southwest do give crew more protection, whatever else you can say.
Photo Date:  6/7/1997  Upload Date: 3/27/2004 11:49:51 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  KCS 689(SD40-2) KCS 643(SD40-2)
Views:  723   Comments: 0
Coast time
Title:  Coast time
Description:  It's 98 in the shade and every window and door is open.
Photo Date:  7/5/1997  Upload Date: 3/26/2004 7:04:36 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 5534(B30-7)
Views:  385   Comments: 0
Long wait for crew and photographer...
Title:  Long wait for crew and photographer...
Description:  ...but it was worth it.
Photo Date:  7/5/1997  Upload Date: 3/26/2004 7:03:21 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 5534(B30-7)
Views:  399   Comments: 0
Something's stirring
Title:  Something's stirring
Description:  5901 got her crew and the go-ahead.
Photo Date:  7/5/1997  Upload Date: 3/26/2004 10:15:57 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 5534(B30-7) CSX 5901(B36-7)
Views:  452   Comments: 0
Comin' out the yards
Title:  Comin' out the yards
Description:  "We gonna show them widecabs somethin' now!", 5901 growled.
Photo Date:  7/5/1997  Upload Date: 3/26/2004 10:17:33 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 5534(B30-7) CSX 5901(B36-7)
Views:  391   Comments: 0
Rubbing Noses
Title:  Rubbing Noses
Description:  CSX dash-7 and Cotton Belt dash-8 check each other out at Gentilly Yard.
Photo Date:  7/5/1997  Upload Date: 3/27/2004 3:57:18 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 5535(B30-7) SSW 8059(B40-8)
Views:  418   Comments: 0
TOFC yard switcher; west end of Gentilly
Title:  TOFC yard switcher; west end of Gentilly
Description:  It's a long way from 4 & 5-unit matched consists of B-30/B-36's, but's it's a living.
Photo Date:  7/5/1997  Upload Date: 3/26/2004 7:01:59 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 5555(B30-7)
Views:  486   Comments: 0
TOFC yard switcher
Title:  TOFC yard switcher
Description:  Neat & clean, she looks ready for the road.
Photo Date:  7/5/1997  Upload Date: 3/26/2004 7:00:32 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 5555(B30-7)
Views:  550   Comments: 0
Wham- she's outta there!
Title:  Wham- she's outta there!
Description:  5901's speed is well above the yard limit as she lays it down e/b out of New Orleans.
Photo Date:  7/5/1997  Upload Date: 3/26/2004 6:59:28 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 5534(B30-7) CSX 5901(B36-7)
Views:  420   Comments: 0
Awaiting Crew
Title:  Awaiting Crew
Description:  But when she went, she went off like a rocket...
Photo Date:  7/5/1997  Upload Date: 3/26/2004 6:58:12 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7079(C30-7) CSX 5901(B36-7)
Views:  410   Comments: 0
The line at the Pumps
Title:  The line at the Pumps
Description:  At the fuel rack at Gentilly Yard.
Photo Date:  7/5/1997  Upload Date: 3/28/2004 5:11:47 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7752(C40-8W) CSX 7577(C40-8)
Views:  572   Comments: 0
G.E. Giant
Title:  G.E. Giant
Description:  Left on her train, but with the prime mover shut down...
Photo Date:  7/5/1997  Upload Date: 3/28/2004 5:13:22 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7621(C40-8)
Views:  329   Comments: 0
G.E. Giant Continued
Title:  G.E. Giant Continued
Description:  The trailing end of such a workhorse is rarely in the clear, so...
Photo Date:  7/5/1997  Upload Date: 3/28/2004 5:15:28 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7621(C40-8)
Views:  341   Comments: 0
Far From the Corporate Offices
Title:  Far From the Corporate Offices
Description:  The business end from the other side, exactly 100 locomotives later.
Photo Date:  7/5/1997  Upload Date: 3/28/2004 5:17:27 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7621(C40-8)
Views:  365   Comments: 1
At the Fuel Pumps
Title:  At the Fuel Pumps
Description:  7800 had all the doors & windows closed in the near-100 degree heat. Broiled microprocessors, anyone?
Photo Date:  7/5/1997  Upload Date: 3/28/2004 5:21:22 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7800(C40-8W) CSX 9042(C40-9W)
Views:  693   Comments: 0
Sunbaked & sweltering
Title:  Sunbaked & sweltering
Description:  It was not only 98 in the shade, but 98 % humidity... too hot to have fun making pictures.
Photo Date:  7/5/1997  Upload Date: 3/26/2004 6:56:38 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 9019(C40-9W) CSX 8593(SD50)
Views:  588   Comments: 0
Idle power
Title:  Idle power
Description:  CSX engines in front of the former L&N roundhouse at Gentilly Yard, New Orleans.
Photo Date:  7/5/1997  Upload Date: 3/26/2004 6:55:13 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 9019(C40-9W) CSX 8593(SD50)
Views:  613   Comments: 0
Starting duty
Title:  Starting duty
Description:  Five CSX engines head out to pick up assigned train.
Photo Date:  7/5/1997  Upload Date: 3/26/2004 6:54:00 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 9042(C40-9W) CSX 7800(C40-8W)
Views:  575   Comments: 0
Demo Me!
Title:  Demo Me!
Description:  EMD's finest snuck up on me, then ran off into the yards before I could grab a frontal shot.
Photo Date:  7/5/1997  Upload Date: 3/28/2004 5:25:12 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  EMDX 7013(SD70M)
Views:  429   Comments: 1
La Grange' Finest
Title:  La Grange' Finest
Description:  I zoomed to snap this instead of sprinting to the front and lost out. She was SO QUICK!
Photo Date:  7/5/1997  Upload Date: 3/28/2004 5:27:05 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  EMDX 7013(SD70M)
Views:  627   Comments: 1
Fuel racks at CSX Gentilly Yard
Title:  Fuel racks at CSX Gentilly Yard
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/5/1997  Upload Date: 3/26/2004 6:52:11 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7732(C40-8W) CSX 5891(B36-7) CSX 5876(B36-7)
Views:  957   Comments: 0
Bag Lady
Title:  Bag Lady
Description:  From the look of her, S.P. stopped all non-essential maintenance well before U.P.took over.
Photo Date:  7/5/1997  Upload Date: 3/29/2004 3:54:37 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SSW 9387(SD45T-2) SP 7438(SD45R)
Views:  640   Comments: 0
Matched Pair of Cotton Belt Dash-8's
Title:  Matched Pair of Cotton Belt Dash-8's
Description:  Almost- the trailing unit has an armour yellow cab sunshade is all. Hey, its all over but the weeping.
Photo Date:  7/5/1997  Upload Date: 3/29/2004 3:59:02 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SSW 8085(B40-8) SSW 8057(B40-8)
Views:  668   Comments: 1
Show Me the Door... um, Portal
Title:  Show Me the Door... um, Portal
Description:  An SSW TUNNEL motor? Gimme a break. Too 'high maint.' to keep on the home books, my bet.
Photo Date:  7/5/1997  Upload Date: 3/29/2004 4:00:22 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SSW 9387(SD45T-2) SP 7438(SD45R)
Views:  897   Comments: 1
Better Treatment
Title:  Better Treatment
Description:  The S.P. paint shops' last work. So send her west- no tunnels here! Its not even sea level @ New Orleans.
Photo Date:  12/27/1997  Upload Date: 3/29/2004 3:55:53 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 9375(SD45T-2)
Views:  807   Comments: 0
Expeditor
Title:  Expeditor
Description:  The last of the EMD GP's in the last of the Espee paint. Sic transit gloria...
Photo Date:  12/27/1997  Upload Date: 3/29/2004 3:57:26 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 9729(GP60) SSW 9700(GP60)
Views:  639   Comments: 2
GP Racehorse
Title:  GP Racehorse
Description:  The Cotton Belt got 'em too.
Photo Date:  12/27/1997  Upload Date: 3/29/2004 4:01:58 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SSW 9700(GP60) SP 9729(GP60)
Views:  525   Comments: 0
Dynamic Duo Takes a Break
Title:  Dynamic Duo Takes a Break
Description:  The sun sets on this pair of GP's even as it sets on the Espee itself.
Photo Date:  12/27/1997  Upload Date: 3/29/2004 4:03:19 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 9729(GP60) SSW 9700(GP60)
Views:  362   Comments: 0
Beautiful Light...
Title:  Beautiful Light...
Description:  ...made the colors on this UP geep look great. 'Spose that's what they had in mind?
Photo Date:  12/27/1997  Upload Date: 3/27/2004 4:00:53 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2092(GP38-2)
Views:  331   Comments: 0
Armour Yellow at Gentilly Yard
Title:  Armour Yellow at Gentilly Yard
Description:  UP yellow has appeared regularly since that road absorbed the Missouri Pacificin the '80's.
Photo Date:  12/27/1997  Upload Date: 3/27/2004 11:53:36 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 9385(C40-8W)
Views:  257   Comments: 0
Kickin' Cars
Title:  Kickin' Cars
Description:  Most CSX switcher types served at Gentilly.
Photo Date:  12/28/1997  Upload Date: 3/27/2004 1:16:08 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 1146(MP15DC)
Views:  808   Comments: 1
The Lighthorsemen
Title:  The Lighthorsemen
Description:  1149 was paired with 1110 for M.U. operations this day.
Photo Date:  12/28/1997  Upload Date: 3/29/2004 4:51:58 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 1149(MP15DC) CSX 1110(SW1500)
Views:  488   Comments: 0
The Old and the Rare
Title:  The Old and the Rare
Description:  At least she has a place in the sun...bet that's her last coat of paint working for a class-1 R.R.
Photo Date:  1/3/1998  Upload Date: 3/27/2004 3:42:34 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 3143(B23-7)
Views:  626   Comments: 0
The Old and the Rare II
Title:  The Old and the Rare II
Description:  Even at N.O.[which is hardly mainstream] this unit was a surprise- a genuine U23-b working.
Photo Date:  1/3/1998  Upload Date: 3/27/2004 3:55:57 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 3292(U23B)
Views:  578   Comments: 0
Equivalency
Title:  Equivalency
Description:  All service, high h.p. dash-8 is the equal of any 4-8-4 of 60 yrs. ago.
Photo Date:  1/3/1998  Upload Date: 3/28/2004 5:06:42 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7521(C40-8) CSX 7875(C40-8W)
Views:  606   Comments: 0
Hurry Up and Wait
Title:  Hurry Up and Wait
Description:  The SW is scrambling to get the last trains of the shift together while the big girls idle.
Photo Date:  1/3/1998  Upload Date: 3/28/2004 5:07:47 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7521(C40-8) CSX 7875(C40-8W)
Views:  524   Comments: 0
Workaholic
Title:  Workaholic
Description:  The business end of a tool for a better bottom line.
Photo Date:  1/3/1998  Upload Date: 3/28/2004 5:09:01 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7521(C40-8)
Views:  355   Comments: 0
In Position
Title:  In Position
Description:  The hostlers brought 7810/7576 out about 8:45AM, but they were still there that evening.
Photo Date:  1/3/1998  Upload Date: 3/27/2004 3:27:01 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7810(C40-8W) CSX 7576(C40-8)
Views:  495   Comments: 0
The Face of the Railroad Business
Title:  The Face of the Railroad Business
Description:  I did a no-no & shut the cab door for my shot-THEN saw the blue car. It followed me all day.
Photo Date:  1/3/1998  Upload Date: 3/27/2004 3:28:13 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7810(C40-8W)
Views:  311   Comments: 0
Improvement
Title:  Improvement
Description:  Looks better that way. that's why. It's January, so why not? Might keep some heat in!
Photo Date:  1/3/1998  Upload Date: 3/27/2004 3:29:47 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7810(C40-8W) CSX 7576(C40-8)
Views:  448   Comments: 0
Busywork!
Title:  Busywork!
Description:  A lot of road power made up their own trains, even with all the little SW's moving about.
Photo Date:  1/3/1998  Upload Date: 3/27/2004 3:31:23 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7875(C40-8W) CSX 7521(C40-8)
Views:  575   Comments: 0
Gray on Gray
Title:  Gray on Gray
Description:  Long KCS train from Shreveport/Dallas has pulled to the far east end of Gentilly Yard.
Photo Date:  1/3/1998  Upload Date: 3/27/2004 3:52:53 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  KCS 611(SD40-3) CSX 7576(C40-8) CSX 7810(C40-8W)
Views:  672   Comments: 0
Heavy EMD Power Arriving Eastbound
Title:  Heavy EMD Power Arriving Eastbound
Description:  Easing in alongside CSX auto-rack train at Gentilly Yard.
Photo Date:  1/3/1998  Upload Date: 3/27/2004 4:53:12 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  KCS 611(SD40-3) KCS 709(SD50)
Views:  626   Comments: 1
Seldom Seen
Title:  Seldom Seen
Description:  She's an SD40-3, but she seems pretty unfooled-with outside; every bit an SD45 in looks.
Photo Date:  1/3/1998  Upload Date: 3/27/2004 11:47:58 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  KCS 611(SD40-3) KCS 709(SD50)
Views:  864   Comments: 0
To the Bunkhouse
Title:  To the Bunkhouse
Description:  Big EMD's retire for the night at Gentilly.
Photo Date:  1/3/1998  Upload Date: 3/27/2004 11:51:25 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  KCS 709(SD50) KCS 611(SD40-3)
Views:  792   Comments: 0
Not on the Roster
Title:  Not on the Roster
Description:  UP 514 doesn't need ditch lights because she's not really there! Must be leased, but from who?
Photo Date:  1/3/1998  Upload Date: 3/27/2004 3:59:30 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 7534(SD45R) UP 514(C30-7)
Views:  734   Comments: 1
To the Next Assignment
Title:  To the Next Assignment
Description:  CSX and Conrail engines hasten along a through track to avoid the yard leads.
Photo Date:  9/4/1999  Upload Date: 3/28/2004 5:19:27 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7710(C40-8W) CSX 7734(C40-8W)
Views:  511   Comments: 0
The Chant of the 567's
Title:  The Chant of the 567's
Description:  KCS GP40 on the w/b departure track shares the west throat with CSX SW's momentarily.
Photo Date:  9/4/1999  Upload Date: 3/27/2004 4:03:35 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Ed Hopson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  KCS 4822(GP40-3)
Views:  394   Comments: 0


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