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New Orleans Opelousas Great Western Railroad in the 1850s. New Orleans Opelousas Great Western Railroad From a collection of pamphlets and other documents, this image is titled, Sketch showing the ROUTE of the New Orleans, Opelousas, and Great Western Railroad through Louisiana by H. Erskine Barnes Assistant Engineer This "sketch" is interesting, in that it's part of a collection of documents from the 1850s, but appears to be later. The route The NOO&GW organized in 1852. By 1857, they ran track from the West Bank of New Orleans (Algiers) to what is now Morgan City. Expansion work stopped then, and...
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