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By:Michael Palmieri
Dates:1/1/1940 - 12/31/1960
Album Info:Photos taken by Bill Harry, mostly in and around New Orleans
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L&N Train No. 10
Title:  L&N Train No. 10
Description:  Louisville & Nashville K-5 class 4-6-2 265 was pulling train No. 10 out of Canal Street Station in New Orleans. The 265 was a USRA design light Pacific, and was the second of eight K-5's built by Baldwin in 1923 (264-271). It was retired on 1 February 1954. The track on the right belonged to the Southern Pacific, while the Illinois Central box car in the background was on a New Orleans Public Belt siding at the Bienville Street Wharf. (approximate month and day)
Photo Date:  6/1/1948  Upload Date: 12/7/2016 8:12:28 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William Harry photo
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  LN 265(4-6-2)
Views:  380   Comments: 1
L&N Train No. 7
Title:  L&N Train No. 7
Description:  Louisville & Nashville K-5 class Pacific 282 was leading Number 7 along the Mississippi River at New Orleans, just a block away from the train's destination at the Canal Street Station. The tracks on the left of the train belonged to the Southern Pacific, while most of those on the other side were owned by the New Orleans Public Belt. The grade crossing under the fourth car was Conti Street and the transit shed in the center of the image was on the Bienville Street Wharf. The tall buildings in the left background, including the new construction, were the Jax Brewery. (approximate month and day)
Photo Date:  6/1/1948  Upload Date: 6/20/2017 9:27:39 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM HARRY photo
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LN 282(4-6-2)
Views:  494   Comments: 0
NOC&BT 12
Title:  NOC&BT 12
Description:  The New Orleans Coal & Bisso Towboat Co. was located along the Mississippi River at Walnut Street, near Audubon Park. It was served by the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, and used an assortment of steam locomotives to move hopper cars between a little yard along the NOPB and its coaling facility along the river. This facility was used to service Bisso’s own tugboats and ferries, and also supplied other coal-burning vessels up until the mid-1950’s.

Mogul No. 12 was built by ALCo-Pittsburg in April 1911 under serial no. 49999 as Crystal City& Uvalda No. 5 at Crystal City, Texas. The railroad had been charted on 19 April 1909 and it was renamed the San Antonio, Uvalde & Gulf Railroad on 4 April 1912. The engine was renumbered SAU&G 20 that September, became H. Weston Lumber Co. 12 at Logtown, Mississippi in 1925 via the Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co., and went to Bisso at an unknown date. (approximate day and month)
Photo Date:  6/1/1948  Upload Date: 8/29/2016 1:20:04 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William Harry photo
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  BISSO 12(2-6-0)
Views:  417   Comments: 0
L&N Train No. 6
Title:  L&N Train No. 6
Description:  Louisville & Nashville train No. 6, the northbound HUMMING BIRD, was awaiting its 10:40 A.M. departure from Canal Street Station in New Orleans for Cincinnati The train consisted of E7A 761, a 48-seat coach with a 10-seat smoking lounge, two 60-seat coaches, a 48-seat dining car, two more 60-seat coaches, and a 52-seat tavern-lounge car. It's October 1948 and the train has been in operation for two years. It was inaugurated on 17 November 1946 and discontinued on 9 January 1969. The locomotive pictured here was built in April 1945 as the 461A, and was renumbered 761 in 1946. It was retired on 8 February 1969 and traded-in to EMD. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  10/1/1948  Upload Date: 6/15/2019 5:16:45 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM HARRY photo
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  LN 761(E7A)
Views:  479   Comments: 0
IC 4-8-2 2431
Title:  IC 4-8-2 2431
Description:  Illinois Central 4-8-2 2431 was pulling out of UNION STATION in New Orleans with train No. 22, the NORTHERN EXPRESS. It had been built by Lima (6900) in December 1924 and was scrapped in January 1957. The signs on the light pole read LA SALLE ST and HOWARD AVE.
Photo Date:  10/29/1948  Upload Date: 6/6/2020 11:06:34 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  IC 2431(4-8-2)
Views:  60   Comments: 0
NOPSI 055
Title:  NOPSI 055
Description:  New Orleans Public Service tower car 55 had been built by the New Orleans Railway & Light Co. in 1908 and like almost all of NOPSI’s work cars, it was retired after it was replaced by off-track equipment.
Photo Date:  11/7/1948  Upload Date: 7/26/2020 10:56:08 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Transit
Locomotives:  NOPSI 055(Trolley)
Views:  29   Comments: 0
IC 4-8-2 2405
Title:  IC 4-8-2 2405
Description:  Illinois Central 4-8-2 2405 was parked at the railroad’s GOVERNMENT YARD in New Orleans, just north of Union Station. It was one of 15 Mountains built for the IC by Alco’s Schenectady Works (64574) in October 1923 and was retired in February 1960, near the very end of steam operations on the IC. The loco on the left was 0-6-0 295.
Photo Date:  11/7/1948  Upload Date: 5/28/2020 5:27:38 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  IC 2405(4-8-2)
Views:  250   Comments: 0
IC 0-6-0 295
Title:  IC 0-6-0 295
Description:  Illinois Central 0-6-0 295 was parked at the railroad’s GOVERNMENT YARD in New Orleans, just north of Union Station. It was one of 25 0-6-0’s built for the IC by Alco’s Schenectady Works (55061) in May 1915 and was sold to the Moffat Coal Co. in August 1952. The gondola on the right was lettered NEW ORLEANS TERMINAL CINDER CAR.
Photo Date:  11/7/1948  Upload Date: 5/28/2020 5:31:13 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  IC 295(0-6-0)
Views:  54   Comments: 0
NOPSI 928
Title:  NOPSI 928
Description:  Recently-repainted New Orleans Public Service car 928 was parked at CANAL STATION displaying a DESIRE route sign, even though that car line had been replaced by buses six months earlier, on 29 May 1948! The 928 had been built by the Perley A. Thomas Car Works in 1924 and was scrapped in May 1964.
Photo Date:  11/7/1948  Upload Date: 8/11/2020 5:36:20 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Transit
Locomotives:  NOPSI 928(Trolley)
Views:  19   Comments: 0
NOPSI Sand Car 021
Title:  NOPSI Sand Car 021
Description:  New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI) sand car 021 was parked at the CANAL STATION and BUS BARN, NOPSI's name for its maintenance and storage facility in the 2900-block of Canal Street. The background of this homemade car is uncertain.
Photo Date:  11/7/1948  Upload Date: 12/4/2019 10:59:05 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William T. Harry photo, J.G. Lachaussee collection
Categories:  Transit
Locomotives:  NOPSI 021(Trolley)
Views:  477   Comments: 0
NOPSI 852
Title:  NOPSI 852
Description:  New Orleans Public Service streetcar 852 was outbound on the ST CHARLES BELT on St. Charles Avenue at Conery Place, where some track maintenance was taking place. Conery is between Washington Avenue and 6th Street. The 852 was wearing the window screens which were added to some of the ST. CHARLES and TULANE cars after World War I to protect riders from vegetation. It had been built by the J.G. Brill Co. in 1922 and was scrapped in May 1952. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  1/1/1949  Upload Date: 7/23/2020 6:13:10 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Transit
Locomotives:  NOPSI 852(Trolley)
Views:  33   Comments: 0
NOPSI 960
Title:  NOPSI 960
Description:  New Orleans Public Service, Inc. NAPOLEON LINE car 960 was on Napoleon Avenue heading towards the Mississippi River and approaching St. Charles Avenue. The car line was replaced by buses on 18 February 1953, and it was the last car line eliminated until operation of the original CANAL LINE ended on 30 May 1964. (exact date unknown)
Photo Date:  1/1/1949  Upload Date: 1/31/2020 9:50:50 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William T. Harry photo, J.G. Lachaussee collection
Categories:  Scenic,Transit
Locomotives:  NOPSI 960(Trolley)
Views:  732   Comments: 0
NOPSI 809
Title:  NOPSI 809
Description:  New Orleans Public Service streetcar 809 was operating on the TULANE BELT on South Carrollton Avenue at the New Basin Canal drawbridge. Streetcars stopped using this bridge on 9 January 1951, when the BELT LINES were discontinued; and the 809 was scrapped in April 1953. On the far right was PELICAN STADIUM, home of the New Orleans Pelicans minor league baseball team from 1915 until the end of the 1957 season. The stadium was torn down in October 1957 and the land used for the construction of a large motel. The team played at CITY PARK STADIUM for two more years and then the franchise was sold to Little Rock. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  6/1/1949  Upload Date: 6/24/2020 8:20:52 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Transit
Locomotives:  NOPSI 809(Trolley)
Views:  420   Comments: 0
SP Train No. 2
Title:  SP Train No. 2
Description:  Nearly-new Alcos 200A and 200B bring train No. 2, the eastbound SUNSET, across South Claiborne Avenue, just a couple of minutes from their destination at the Illinois Central's Union Station. On the extreme left is the PANAMA LIMITED's observation car, in the coach yard. This is a somewhat unusual photo of the SUNSET with diesel power and mostly heavyweight cars. The next year, these Alcos would be renumbered 200 and 201, and the train would be completely reequipped with new cars from the Budd Co. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  10/1/1949  Upload Date: 9/13/2016 5:08:33 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William Harry photo
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SP 200(PA1) TNO 200(PA1)
Views:  1007   Comments: 0
NOPSI 954
Title:  NOPSI 954
Description:  New Orleans Public Service car 954 was parked at the outer end of the CLAIBORNE line, on South Claiborne Avenue at South Carrollton. This car line was replaced with buses on 5 January 1953. The 954 had been built by the Perley A. Thomas Car Works in 1924 and is still in use on the St. CHARLES line in 2020.
Photo Date:  10/30/1949  Upload Date: 8/2/2020 1:29:47 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Transit
Locomotives:  NOPSI 954(Trolley)
Views:  213   Comments: 0
NOPSI 968
Title:  NOPSI 968
Description:  New Orleans Public Service car 968 was outbound on the CLAIBORNE line on South Claiborne Avenue. near the end of its run at South Carrollton Avenue. The car had been built by the Perley Thomas in 1924 and has never been retired. Buses took over on this line on 5 January 1953.
Photo Date:  10/30/1949  Upload Date: 6/30/2020 4:53:17 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Transit
Locomotives:  NOPSI 968(Trolley)
Views:  38   Comments: 0
NOPSI 944
Title:  NOPSI 944
Description:  New Orleans Public Service streetcar 944 was outbound on the CLAIBORNE car line in the 2100-block of South Claiborne Avenue, between Josephine Street and Jackson Avenue. The property on the left was the M. Feitel House Wrecking Co. on Jackson Avenue. The Gibbons Feeds building in the right background was next to Union Station.
Photo Date:  10/30/1949  Upload Date: 2/11/2020 9:03:30 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Willian T. Harry photo, J.G. Lachaussee collection
Categories:  Transit
Locomotives:  NOPSI 944(Trolley)
Views:  467   Comments: 0
NOPSI 947
Title:  NOPSI 947
Description:  New Orleans Public Service streetcar 947 was inbound on the CLAIBORNE car line in the 2100-block of South Claiborne Avenue, between Jackson Avenue and Josephine Street. A couple of tall buildings in the central business district – the car’s destination – can be seen above the Texaco sign.
Photo Date:  10/30/1949  Upload Date: 2/11/2020 9:06:01 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William T. Harry photo, J.G. Lachaussee collection
Categories:  Transit
Locomotives:  NOPSI 947(Trolley)
Views:  704   Comments: 0
IC 2-8-2 3786
Title:  IC 2-8-2 3786
Description:  Illinois Central 2-8-2 3786 was in GOVERNMENT YARD in New Orleans, just north of UNION STATION. It had been built by Brooks (40387) in August 1906 as 2-8-0 893, was rebuilt into Mikado 3893 in October 1923, renumbered 3786 in July 1937 and sold for scrap in July 1955. The PANAMA LIMITED’s equipment was parked on the next track. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  11/1/1949  Upload Date: 6/6/2020 11:11:15 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  IC 3786(2-8-2)
Views:  70   Comments: 0
IC 0-6-0 268
Title:  IC 0-6-0 268
Description:  Illinois Central 0-6-0 268 was photographed at the upriver (railroad south) end of STUYVESANT DOCKS YARD in New Orleans. The building in the left background was the old Napoleon Avenue Power Station, which closed in 1908; and was later used by New Orleans Public Service as a training school for streetcar motorman. The 268 had been built by Alco’s Schenectady Works in June 1914 and was sold to the Masonite Corp. in July 1953 for use at Laurel, Mississippi. It was subsequently placed on display at DAPHNE PARK in Laurel. (approximate day of photo)
Photo Date:  11/1/1949  Upload Date: 10/11/2019 4:48:31 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM HARRY photo
Categories:  Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  IC 268(0-6-0)
Views:  376   Comments: 0
IC 2-8-2 3766
Title:  IC 2-8-2 3766
Description:  Illinois Central 2-8-2 3766 was switching passenger cars at Union Station in New Orleans. The Mikado was rebuilt from 2-8-0 795 in 1923 and initially numbered 3795, but it was modified with a higher boiler pressure in 1937 and renumbered 3766. It was scrapped in 1955. (approximate day of photo)
Photo Date:  11/1/1949  Upload Date: 8/13/2016 6:12:57 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William Harry photo
Categories:  Station,Steam
Locomotives:  IC 3766(2-8-2)
Views:  421   Comments: 0
T&P 4-6-2 719
Title:  T&P 4-6-2 719
Description:  Alco 64062 Texas & Pacific P-1b class 4-6-2 719 was on a train at the railroad’s station in New Orleans. The locomotive had been built by Alco’s Richmond Works (64062) in March 1923 and was retired in March 1952. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  1/1/1950  Upload Date: 7/15/2020 4:23:53 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  TP 719(4-6-2)
Views:  31   Comments: 0
NOPSI 054
Title:  NOPSI 054
Description:  New Orleans Public Service work car 054 was next to Greenwood Cemetery along with streetcar 899, which was displaying a CAR HOUSE route sign. The 054 was a dump car with a capacity of 20 cubic yards and had been built by the Differential Steel Car Co. in 1924, while the 899 came from the Perley A. Thomas Car Works in 1922. Car 899, along with trailers 901 and 917, was being used to dismantle the WEST END line, where buses had just replaced streetcars, and it was scrapped in June 1950. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  1/1/1950  Upload Date: 7/26/2020 10:58:38 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Transit
Locomotives:  NOPSI 054(Trolley)
Views:  39   Comments: 0
NOPSI 834
Title:  NOPSI 834
Description:  New Orleans Public Service car 834 was inbound on the TULANE BELT on St. Charles Avenue. It was wearing the window screens that were used on many of the TULANE and ST. CHARLES cars in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. These were used to protect riders from the vegetation along the line, but didn’t last long. Car 834 had been built by the Perley A. Thomas Car Works in 1922 and was scrapped in February 1955. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  1/1/1950  Upload Date: 7/31/2020 10:44:11 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Transit
Locomotives:  NOPSI 834(Trolley)
Views:  30   Comments: 0
NOPSI 831
Title:  NOPSI 831
Description:  New Orleans Public Service car 831 was inbound on the TULANE BELT on St. Charles Avenue at Fern Street, having just turned off of South Carrollton Avenue. It was wearing the window screens that were added to many of the TULANE and ST. CHARLES cars in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. These were used to protect riders from the vegetation along the line, but didn’t last long. Car 831 had been built by the J.G. Brill Co. in 1922 and was scrapped in October 1951. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  1/1/1950  Upload Date: 8/2/2020 1:11:36 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Transit
Locomotives:  NOPSI 831(Trolley)
Views:  28   Comments: 0
NOPSI 828
Title:  NOPSI 828
Description:  New Orleans Public Service car 828 was on the ST. CHARLES line on St. Charles Avenue. The car was wearing the window screens that had been added to some of the cars that were used on the ST. CHARLES and TULANE belt lines after World War II to protect passengers from vegetation. The 828 had been built by the J.G. Brill Co. in 1922 and was scrapped in May 1952. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  1/1/1950  Upload Date: 8/5/2020 6:43:46 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Transit
Locomotives:  NOPSI 828(Trolley)
Views:  149   Comments: 0
NOPSI 839
Title:  NOPSI 839
Description:  New Orleans Public Service car 839 was outbound on the ST. CHARLES line on St. Charles Avenue. The car was wearing the window screens that had been added to some of the cars that were used on the ST. CHARLES and TULANE belt lines after World War II to protect passengers from vegetation. The 839 had been built by the Perley A. Thomas Car Works in 1922 and was scrapped in April 1953. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  1/1/1950  Upload Date: 8/5/2020 6:46:20 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Transit
Locomotives:  NOPSI 839(Trolley)
Views:  18   Comments: 0
NOPSI 878
Title:  NOPSI 878
Description:  New Orleans Public Service car 878 was outbound on the ST. CHARLES line on St. Charles Avenue at Fourth Street. The car was wearing the window screens that had been added to some of the cars that were used on the ST. CHARLES and TULANE belt lines after World War II to protect passengers from the vegetation. The 878 had been built by the J.G. Brill Co. in 1922 and was scrapped in May 1952. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  1/1/1950  Upload Date: 8/5/2020 6:48:56 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Transit
Locomotives:  NOPSI 878(Trolley)
Views:  23   Comments: 0
NOPSI 860
Title:  NOPSI 860
Description:  New Orleans Public Service car 860 was inbound on the TULANE line on Canal Street, and was stopped at the intersection with St. Charles Avenue (on the left) and Royal Street (on the right). In this part of city, next to the French Quarter, many of the streets have different names on each side of Canal. The date of the photo isn’t known; but car 860 was damaged in a collision with a gas truck on 31 July 1950 and never ran again, so it has to predate that event. The TULANE car line was replaced with gasoline-powered buses on 8 January 1951. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  1/1/1950  Upload Date: 4/4/2020 5:48:07 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William T. Harry photo, J.G. Lachaussee collection
Categories:  Scenic,Transit
Locomotives:  NOPSI 860(Trolley)
Views:  145   Comments: 0
SP (T&NO) 0-6-0 100
Title:  SP (T&NO) 0-6-0 100
Description:  Southern Pacific (Texas & New Orleans) S-8 class 0-6-0 100 was parked with S-9 122 on the railroad’s service track at the corner of Clay and Conti streets in New Orleans’ FRENCH QUARTER. SP locomotives were kept here to serve customers along the Mississippi River in this area. The 100 had been built by Baldwin in May 1911 and was retired six months after this photo was taken.
Photo Date:  1/2/1950  Upload Date: 5/7/2020 12:20:10 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SP 100(0-6-0) TNO 100(0-6-0)
Views:  98   Comments: 0
SP 0-6-0 122
Title:  SP 0-6-0 122
Description:  Southern Pacific (Texas & New Orleans) S-9 class 0-6-0 122 was parked with S-8 100 on the railroad’s service track at the corner of Clay and Conti streets in New Orleans’ FRENCH QUARTER. SP locomotives were kept here to serve customers along the Mississippi River in this area. The 122 had been built by Baldwin in April 1913 and was scrapped at Houston in July 1952.
Photo Date:  1/2/1950  Upload Date: 6/30/2020 4:49:08 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  SP 122(0-6-0) TNO 122(0-6-0)
Views:  45   Comments: 0
IC 4-8-2 2417
Title:  IC 4-8-2 2417
Description:  Illinois Central 4-8-2 2417 was simmering away at GOVERNMENT YARD in New Orleans, just north of UNION STATION. The locomotive had been built by Lima (6886) in December 1924 and was retired in February 1960, near the very end of steam operations on the IC. The railroad retired 176 locos in 1960 and 43 in 1961. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  2/1/1950  Upload Date: 6/6/2020 11:00:39 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  IC 2417(4-8-2)
Views:  41   Comments: 0
L&N 2-8-2 1548
Title:  L&N 2-8-2 1548
Description:  Louisville & Nashville J-3 class 2-8-2 1548 was on a southbound train passing the Abaunza Steamship Agency wharf at the foot of Dumaine Street in New Orleans. The train had left its cars at GENTILLY YARD, on the east side of the city, and was heading for JULIA STREET YARD, where the crew would go off duty. The locomotive had been built by Alco,s Richmond Works (63788) in 1922 and was retired on 23 April 1954. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  2/1/1950  Upload Date: 7/2/2020 6:30:26 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  LN 1548(2-8-2)
Views:  45   Comments: 0
L&N 2-8-2 1549
Title:  L&N 2-8-2 1549
Description:  Louisville & Nashville J-3 class 2-8-2 1549 was on northbound train No. 76 as it left JULIA STREET YARD in New Orleans. The train was at the Lafayette Street grade crossing and it would pick up its cars at GENTILLY YARD, six miles away on the east side of the city. The locomotives had been built by Alcos’ Richmond Works (63789) in 1922 and was retired on 15 October 1952. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  2/1/1950  Upload Date: 7/2/2020 6:34:54 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  LN 1549(2-8-2)
Views:  43   Comments: 0
L&N 2-8-0 1279
Title:  L&N 2-8-0 1279
Description:  Louisville & Nashville H-27 class 2-8-0 1279 was switching passenger cars at the railroad’s JULIA STREET YARD in New Orleans. The 1279 did not have Automatic Train Stop equipment, so it could not be used on the main line between Mobile and Gentilly and was restricted to yard and transfer service while in New Orleans. It had been built by the L&N’s SOUTH LOUISVILLE SHOPS as serial number 115 in 1911 and was retired on 7 July 1953. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  2/1/1950  Upload Date: 7/4/2020 10:30:01 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  LN 1279(2-8-0)
Views:  189   Comments: 0
SOU 2-8-0 6924
Title:  SOU 2-8-0 6924
Description:  Southern Railway System (New Orleans & Northeastern) Ks3 class 2-8-0 6924 was parked near the railroad’s SCOTT STREET ROUNDHOUSE in New Orleans, displaying white flags and coupled to water car W.T. 6924 which had a full coal bunker. This locomotive was one of five Ks3 class Consolidations (6922-6926) built by Alco’s Richmond Works in 1926, and these were the newest, heaviest and most powerful steam locos used on the NO&NE. It was sold for scrap to Granite City Steel in December 1952. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  2/1/1950  Upload Date: 1/24/2020 11:19:17 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William T. Harry photo, J.G. Lachaussee collection
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SOU 6924(2-8-0)
Views:  288   Comments: 0
L&N Train No. 7
Title:  L&N Train No. 7
Description:  Louisville & Nashville J-3 class 2-8-2 1586 was arriving at the New Orleans station with southbound train No. 7, the long-distance local from Montgomery, Alabama. The track the photographer was standing on belonged to Southern Pacific (Texas & New Orleans), as did the track to the right, then there were two L&N tracks and then several tracks belonging to the New Orleans Public Belt. The locomotive had been built by Alco’s Brooks Works (64778) in 1923 and was retired on 1 February 1954. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  2/1/1950  Upload Date: 7/8/2020 10:38:04 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LN 1586(2-8-2)
Views:  49   Comments: 0
L&N Train No. 34
Title:  L&N Train No. 34
Description:  Louisville & Nashville K-5 class 4-6-2 265 was leading train No. 34 – the combined Piedmont Limited-Gulf Wind – out of Canal Street Station in New Orleans. The Piedmont Limited was bound for New York City via the L&N, West Point Route, Southern Railway, and the Pennsylvania; but between New Orleans and Flomaton, Alabama it included cars for the Gulf Wind. This latter train operated between Flomaton and Chattahochee, Florida as L&N No. 61 and on into Jacksonville as Seaboard Air Line No. 38. The train's third car was a Seaboard coach.

No. 34 left New Orleans at 5:00 P.M. and arrived in New York's Pennsylvania Station – 1,357 miles away – at 6:25 on the second morning out, while the Gulf Wind arrived in Jacksonville – 612 miles – at 9:00 on the first morning. The curved track on the extreme right belonged to the New Orleans Public Belt, the next two tracks were owned by the Southern Pacific, and the track next to No. 34 was the L&N's southbound main line. The 265 was built by Baldwin in 1923 and retired on 1 February 1954. (approximate day of photo)
Photo Date:  2/1/1950  Upload Date: 10/21/2016 5:04:27 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William Harry photo
Categories:  Station,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  LN 265(4-6-2)
Views:  399   Comments: 0
L&N Train No. 34
Title:  L&N Train No. 34
Description:  Louisville & Nashville train No. 34, the combined Piedmont for New York and Gulf Wind for Jacksonville, had just gone through the curve from the Mississippi riverfront onto the median of Elysian Fields Avenue and was crossing Decatur Street. The Gulf Wind operated over the Seaboard Air Line west of Chattahochee, Florida and the third car is a Seaboard coach. No. 34 train was being pulled by K-5 class 4-6-2 269. It was one of 26 K-5 class USRA light Pacifics, and one of eight (264-271) built by Baldwin in 1923. It was retired on 7 July 1953. (approximate day of photo)
Photo Date:  2/1/1950  Upload Date: 10/21/2016 5:04:59 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William Harry photo
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LN 269(4-6-2)
Views:  658   Comments: 0
NOPSI 804
Title:  NOPSI 804
Description:  New Orleans Public Service streetcar 804 was outbound on the ST. CHARLES line on St. Charles Avenue at Octavia Street, having just passed the OCTAVIA apartment building. The streetcar was built in 1922 and scrapped in June 1964, after the original CANAL car line closed; while the OCTAVIA was built in 1907 and is still standing in 2020. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  6/1/1950  Upload Date: 6/24/2020 8:16:37 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Transit
Locomotives:  NOPSI 804(Trolley)
Views:  444   Comments: 0
MP 4-6-2 1153
Title:  MP 4-6-2 1153
Description:  With bell ringing, the Missouri Pacific’s westbound ORLEANEAN was pulling out of the Illinois Central’s UNION STATION in New Orleans to begin its all-day trip to Houston. This train and its overnight counterpart, the HOUSTONIAN, operated over the Illinois Central for the 90 miles between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, where they crossed the Mississippi River. An IC express car was right behind the locomotive and would be set out at Baton Rouge, while the last car was a Pullman bound for Oakland, California via the Santa Fe. The 1153 was one of five Pacifies (1151-1155) built for MP subsidiary International-Great Northern in 1926 and transferred to the St. Louis, Brownsville & Mexico in 1947. All were scrapped by 1954, the same year Union Station was replaced by the new New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. (approximate month and day)
Photo Date:  6/1/1950  Upload Date: 8/15/2016 6:16:57 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William Harry photo
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  MP 1153(4-6-2)
Views:  626   Comments: 0
T&P 4-6-2 719
Title:  T&P 4-6-2 719
Description:  Texas & Pacific P-1b class 4-6-2 719 was being serviced at the Texas Pacific-Missouri Pacific Terminal Railroad of New Orleans’ RACE STREET YARD after having arrived on train No. 22, the LOUISIANA EAGLE. The locomotive had been built by Alco’s Richmond Works (64062) in March 1923 and was retired in March 1952. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  10/1/1950  Upload Date: 7/15/2020 4:21:35 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  TP 719(4-6-2)
Views:  45   Comments: 0
T&P 4-6-2 704
Title:  T&P 4-6-2 704
Description:  Texas & Pacific P-1r class 4-6-2 704 was on a train at the railroad’s station in New Orleans. The locomotive had been built by Baldwin (51666) in April 1919 as P-1 class 604 but was quickly renumbered 704. It was upgraded with roller bearings and other improvements in August 1944 as a P-1r class, and it was retired in March 1952. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  10/1/1950  Upload Date: 7/18/2020 10:08:34 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  TP 704(4-6-2)
Views:  28   Comments: 0
Southern Train No. 48
Title:  Southern Train No. 48
Description:  Southern Railway train No. 48, the northbound SOUTHERNER, was about to begin its journey to New York City at TERMINAL STATION in New Orleans. Locomotive 2922 was the last of 18 E7As built for the railroad in May 1946 and April 1949, and some of these had replaced the train’s original E6As. The first car was a baggage-dormitory-coach built by Pullman-Standard in 1941, while behind it was a one-year-old coach-bar-lounge built by Budd and used to provide accommodations for non-white passengers. The station was located on the median of Basin Street at 1125 Canal Street. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  10/1/1950  Upload Date: 12/29/2018 12:16:58 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM HARRY photo
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  SOU 2922(E7A)
Views:  381   Comments: 1
Southern 2-8-0 6903
Title:  Southern 2-8-0 6903
Description:  Out-of-service Southern Railway System (New Orleans & Northeastern) Ks class Consolidation 6903 was parked near the railroad’s SCOTT STREET ROUNDHOUSE in New Orleans, three months before it was officially retired. The locomotive had been built by Baldwin (31724) in 1907 as Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific 723, was renumbered Southern Railway System 6203 in 1917 and was “sold” to the NO&NE as the 6903 in 1923. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  10/1/1950  Upload Date: 1/21/2020 8:58:51 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William T. Harry photo, J.G. Lachaussee collection
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  SOU 6903(2-8-0)
Views:  450   Comments: 0
NO&NE Extra South
Title:  NO&NE Extra South
Description:  Southern Railway Extra 6802 South – a train of tank cars behind an A-B-A set of FT units – was crossing the Louisville & Nashville at N.E. TOWER about one mile away from its destination at the railroad's PRESS STREET YARD in New Orleans. This view was looking north along the L&N main line and the bridge in the foreground crossed the Peoples Avenue drainage canal. The tower would soon be replaced with a new brick structure, which would remain in operation until September 1990. (approximate day of photo)
Photo Date:  10/1/1950  Upload Date: 7/22/2019 10:11:44 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM HARRY photo
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SOU 6802(FTA)
Views:  434   Comments: 0
GM&O REBEL
Title:  GM&O REBEL
Description:  The Gulf Mobile & Ohio's LITTLE REBEL was photographed just outside of the Southern Railway's TERMINAL STATION, on Basin Street in New Orleans; but we can't tell if this was train No. 1 pulling into the station, or if it was backing out to be serviced at the GM&O's Canal Yard. The building in the background is the Municipal Auditorium.

Power car 352, along with the 353 and their trains, was built at American Car & Foundry's plant at Berwick, PA for the Gulf Mobile & Northern in 1935 for service between New Orleans and Jackson, TN. After the GM&N merged with the Mobile & Ohio to become the GM&O these trains were extended north to East St. Louis between 1942 and 1950. They were discontinued between New Orleans and Slidell on 8 March 1954, less than two weeks before New Orleans Union passenger terminal was placed into full operation. (approximate day of photo)
Photo Date:  10/1/1950  Upload Date: 8/14/2016 3:58:48 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William Harry photo
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  GMO 352(Doodlebug)
Views:  1258   Comments: 0
KCS Train No. 1
Title:  KCS Train No. 1
Description:  Kansas City Southern E3A number 21 leads train No. 1 - the southbound SOUTHERN BELLE - across South Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans, about six blocks from the end of its run from Kansas City. (approximate day of photo)
Photo Date:  10/1/1950  Upload Date: 8/22/2016 9:44:44 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William Harry photo
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 21(E3A)
Views:  1067   Comments: 0
L&N Train No. 10
Title:  L&N Train No. 10
Description:  Coming out of the afternoon sun, Louisville & Nashville 4-6-2 245 powers train No. 10 across the Southern Railway main line at NO&NE Tower (milepost 802.7). Just a few years after this photo was taken, NO&NE Tower was replaced with a new brick structure named N.E. Tower. At about the same time, train No. 10 was discontinued. The 245 was the last of six K-5 class light Pacifics (240-245) assigned to the L&N by the United States Railroad Administration during the First World War. It was built by Alco-Richmond in 1919 and retired on 22 June 1954. (approximate day of photo)
Photo Date:  10/1/1950  Upload Date: 8/22/2016 9:46:30 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William Harry photo
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LN 245(4-6-2)
Views:  608   Comments: 0
L&N Pacific 269
Title:  L&N Pacific 269
Description:  Preceded by a flagman, Louisville & Nashville K-5 class Pacific 269 was rolling out of the railroad's trainshed and across Canal Street in New Orleans. The loco has just uncoupled from a southbound passenger train and was heading to the roundhouse at Julia Street Yard. The automobiles behind the flagman had just gotten off of a ferry boat from the west side of the Mississippi River, and the walkway above the loco provided pedestrian access to the ferry. The railroad closed Canal Street Station and the Julia Street roundhouse when its passenger trains moved to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal in April 1954. (approximate day of photo)
Photo Date:  10/1/1950  Upload Date: 10/21/2016 5:06:28 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William Harry photo
Categories:  Station,Steam
Locomotives:  LN 269(4-6-2)
Views:  464   Comments: 0


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