Canal Street passenger train departing #TrainThursday

Canal Street passenger train departing #TrainThursday

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Canal Street passenger train departs the Louisville and Nashville station. Canal Street passenger train A K-5 class locomotive owned by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad departs the L&N terminal, around 1950. This Canal Street passenger train was a common sight in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Baldwin Locomotive Works, Eddystone, PA, built this unit L&N 269, in 1923. It's...
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Norfolk Southern Track Geometry @nscorp

Norfolk Southern Track Geometry @nscorp

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Norfolk Southern track geometry uses NS 33 and NS 34. Norfolk Southern Track Geometry NS 33 and NS 34 passed along the Norfolk Southern Back Belt at the end of March. The pair are loaded with equipment that simulates car loads and sensors to pick up how those loads react on NS track across the country. A regular locomotive pulls...
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Knights Templar Train 1924 #TrainThursday

Knights Templar Train 1924 #TrainThursday

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Knights Templar train en route to New Orleans. Knights Templar train A special train, operated by the Texas and Pacific Railroad (T&P), arrives at New Orleans, 27-April-1924. The Knights Templar held their triennial convention in the city that year. The Texas and Pacific Railroad operated trains from New Orleans to Northwest Louisiana, Dallas, and Ft. Worth. Local railroad historians think...
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Penn Central Heritage 1073 @nscorp #trainthursday

Penn Central Heritage 1073 @nscorp #trainthursday

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Penn Central heritage 1073 operating on the Norfolk Southern #BackBelt. Penn Central heritage 1073. From December 30, 2020, Norfolk Southern heritage 1073 heads eastbound on the Norfolk Southern #BackBelt, to the NS Gentilly yard. The engine is an EMD SD70ACe. While the engine bears the livery of the old Penn Central Railroad, it's an NS unit and operates as such....
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Westbound Railroads from New Orleans

Westbound Railroads from New Orleans

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Westbound railroads from New Orleans originated with the NOOGW. Westbound railroads The New Orleans, Opelousas, and Great Western Railroad offered service to the West of New Orleans. We've talked about NOOGW in previous posts, but this particular map contains some interesting points. The NOOGW was organized in 1852. Its first fifty miles of track opened to service in 1854. This...
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Southern Belle Observation Car #TrainThursday

Southern Belle Observation Car #TrainThursday

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The Southern Belle Observation Car ended a classic streamlined train. KCS Southern Belle Train Postcard showing the observation car on the Southern Belle, the premier train of the Kansas City Southern Railroad. The Southern Belle train ran from Kansas City to New Orleans, stopping in Joplin, Texarkana, Shreveport, Alexandria, and Baton Rouge. KCS inaugurated the route on 2-September-1940. Pullman-Standard delivered...
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