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Smokey Mary, the nickname for the Pontchartrain Railroad, at the end. Smokey Mary The Pontchartrain Railroad opened in 1831. It operated as mule-drawn service for about a year. The company acquired steam locomotives, and thus began almost a century of service from Faubourg Marigny to Port Pontchartrain in Milneburg. Louisville and Nashville Railroad equipment operated on the Pontchartrain Railroad after that railroad acquired it in 1881. By the last runs of 1932, Pontchartrain operated second-tier L&N locomotives, like 142. The L&N didn't take the Pontchartrain seriously. They viewed the Elysian Fields right-of-way as a connector out of town, rather than...
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