Rebel Route to Tennessee #TrainThursday

Rebel Route to Tennessee #TrainThursday

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Gulf, Mobile, and Northern's Rebel Route connected New Orleans to Jackson, Tennessee. Rebel Route The "Rebel," operated by Gulf, Mobile, and Northern Railroad, at Terminal Station in Faubourg Treme, late 1930s, early 1940s. It's unclear whether this train is departing on a northbound run, or backing into the station, arriving on the southbound run. Trains approaching Terminal Station used a...
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Pontchartrain Railroad Station

Pontchartrain Railroad Station

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The Pontchartrain Railroad station in Faubourg Marigny was on Decatur Street. Pontchartrain Railroad Station The Pontchartrain Railroad operated from Faubourg Marigny to Port Pontchartrain, in Milneburg. While the lake terminus extended out onto a shipping pier, the operated a regular terminal on the river side. The Robinson Atlas of 1883 shows the Marigny depot, and the businesses/residences surrounding it. The...
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1201 Canal Street 1919 #KraussFriday

1201 Canal Street 1919 #KraussFriday

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1201 Canal Street viewed from the Elks Building. 1201 Canal Street John Tibule Mendes took this photo of Krauss Department Store and the train station on 30-March-1919. Mendes stood on the roof of the Elk's Home, just across Canal Street, at 127 Elks Place. Leon Fellman built the store's first two floors in 1903. The five-story addition behind that first...
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Southern Railway Southerner to NYC #TrainThursday

Southern Railway Southerner to NYC #TrainThursday

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Southern Railway Southerner train ran from New Orleans to New York City. Southern Railway Southerner Two EMD E-6 "A" units pull the Southern Railway Southerner train, southbound over Lake Pontchartrain. The photo is undated, but likely from the late 1940s/early 1950s. The Southerner operated from 1941 to 1970. The train used Pullman-Standard cars, delivered to Southern in March, 1941. By...
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Washington Hotel Milneburg

Washington Hotel Milneburg

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The Washington Hotel in Milneburg attracted guests and groups from across New Orleans. Washington Hotel The hotel opened in 1832. Pontchartrain Railroad operations began two years earlier. The railroad connected Faubourg Marigny with Port Pontchartrain (Milneburg). The straight-line route followed what is now Elysian Fields Avenue. This photo, from the 1890s, is captioned: Milneburg had many famous hotels and restaurants....
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Railroad Connections

Railroad Connections

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Railroad connections in New Orleans via the Clio streetcar lines. Railroad connections The 100-200 blocks of St. Charles Avenue, seen from Canal Street, 1890. The Crescent Billiard Hall is foreground, left, with a tailor shop in the retail space on the first floor. The second incarnation of the St. Charles Hotel looms over the scene in the 200 block. A...
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