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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:  341   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:  448   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:  380   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:  413   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:  22   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:  20   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:  445   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:  655   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:  899   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:  442   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:  80   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:  308   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:  394   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:  39   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:  36   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:  219   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:  372   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:  620   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:  591   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:  332   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:  386   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:  382   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:  1161   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:  964   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:  568   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:  432   Comments: 0
NOPB 0-6-0 15
Title:  NOPB 0-6-0 15
Description:  New Orleans Public Belt 0-6-0 number 15 was photographed at the railroad's engine terminal six month's after it had been authorized for retirement on 5 April 1950. It was a Baldwin class C-5577, built as serial number 42353 in September 1915 and purchased by the NOPB for $12,500. (approximate day of photo)
Photo Date:  10/1/1950  Upload Date: 8/11/2016 5:12:37 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William Harry photo
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  NOPB 15(0-6-0)
Views:  480   Comments: 0
SP Train No. 5
Title:  SP Train No. 5
Description:  SP train No. 5, the westbound ARGONAUT, was preparing to depart from Union Station in New Orleans behind Alco units 202 and 203. At this time, construction was underway on New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal, with the new express building going up on the other side of the 202. The two platforms here were built so that IC, SP and MP (GCL) trains could continue to operate while the old station was removed and the new station was completed. (approximate day of photo)
Photo Date:  10/1/1950  Upload Date: 9/13/2016 5:18:03 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William Harry photo
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  SP 202(PA1) TNO 202(PA1)
Views:  638   Comments: 1
SP Train No. 6
Title:  SP Train No. 6
Description:  SP train No. 6, the eastbound ARGONAUT, was rolling through the Illinois Central's Government Yard and across South Claiborne Avenue on its way into Union Station. The 211 had been built a year earlier as the 205B, and was the last of the T&NO's 12 PA1's. When these units were renumbered, they also received a number on their noses. IC SW1 9027 is on the left, outside the railroad's Government Yard roundhouse. Most of the IC property here was acquired for the construction New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal and its related facilities. (approximate day of photo)
Photo Date:  10/1/1950  Upload Date: 9/13/2016 5:15:15 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William Harry photo
Categories:  Yard,Passenger
Locomotives:  SP 211(PA1) TNO 211(PA1)
Views:  653   Comments: 0
MP No. 10/IC No. 35
Title:  MP No. 10/IC No. 35
Description:  Missouri Pacific’s HOUSTONIAN, the overnight train between Houston and New Orleans, was arriving at Union Station in New Orleans behind Illinois Central 4-6-2 1194. The MP’s New Orleans-Houston trains operated over the Illinois Central (Yazoo & Mississippi Valley) between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Along here, these trains carried IC as well as MP numbers, so this was IC No. 35 and MP No. 10; and in the steam era they were usually powered by IC locomotives. This train consisted of a baggage car, a baggage-RPO, two coaches, a café-lounge and an 8-section / 5-double-bedroom sleeper. IC 1194 had been built by Alco’s Schenectady Works in October 1920 and it was scrapped in 1953. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  10/1/1950  Upload Date: 4/25/2020 5:44:03 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William T. Harry photo, J.G. Lachaussee collection
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  IC 1194(4-6-2)
Views:  44   Comments: 0
SP (T&NO) 4-6-2 615
Title:  SP (T&NO) 4-6-2 615
Description:  Southern Pacific (Texas & New Orleans) P-6 class 4-6-2 615 was smoking it up as it backed into Union Station in New Orleans for the 8:25 A.M. departure of train No. 7, the westbound ALAMO. No. 7 was discontinued in December 1952, while the 615 was sold for scrap at Houston in January 1953. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  10/1/1950  Upload Date: 5/20/2020 4:52:44 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  SP 615(4-6-2) TNO 615(4-6-2)
Views:  30   Comments: 0
IC 2-8-2 3772
Title:  IC 2-8-2 3772
Description:  Illinois Central 2-8-2 3772 was on a transfer run in New Orleans, on its way from STUYVESANT DOCKS YARD to MAYS YARD. AUDUBON PARK is on the left and the Mississippi River is off to the right. The 3772 was one of 33 light Mikados which the IC rebuilt from Consolidations between 1918 and 1924, and it was sold for scrap in May 1955. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  11/1/1950  Upload Date: 5/1/2020 10:35:21 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  IC 3772(2-8-2)
Views:  37   Comments: 0
NOPB 0-6-0 17
Title:  NOPB 0-6-0 17
Description:  New Orleans Public Belt 0-6-0 No. 17 was photographed in the Illinois Central's Government Yard, on its way to be scrapped. It had been built by Baldwin in September 1915 and was authorized for retirement on 15 April 1950. (approximate day of photo)
Photo Date:  12/1/1950  Upload Date: 9/12/2016 6:07:28 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  NOPB 17(0-6-0)
Views:  263   Comments: 0
NOPB 0-6-0 19
Title:  NOPB 0-6-0 19
Description:  New Orleans Public Belt 0-6-0 No. 19 was photographed in the Illinois Central's Government Yard, while being moved by IC SW7 9413 on its way to a scrap yard. No. 19 had been built by Baldwin in September 1915 and was authorized for retirement on 15 April 1950. (approximate day of photo)
Photo Date:  12/1/1950  Upload Date: 9/12/2016 6:08:52 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William Harry photo
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  NOPB 19(0-6-0)
Views:  261   Comments: 0
L&N Mikado 1580
Title:  L&N Mikado 1580
Description:  J-3 class Mikado 1580 had just crossed the New Orleans Terminal Co. (Southern Railway) tracks at N.O.T. Tower (milepost 803.7) and was crossing the Marigny Canal. The engine had set out its cars at Gentilly Yard (milepost 800.4), and was on its way to Julia Street Yard (milepost 806.4) - along with an auxiliary water car and caboose 683 - where the crew would tie up. The roof of N.O.T. Tower can be seen above the caboose. The 1580 was one of 93 USRA-design light Mikados on the L&N. The 1500-1517 were built by Lima in 1919, while the 1518-1592 were built by Alco between 1920 and 1923. The 1580 was retired on 12 December 1951. (approximate day of photo)
Photo Date:  1/1/1951  Upload Date: 2/17/2017 10:18:40 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William Harry photo
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  LN 1580(2-8-2)
Views:  455   Comments: 2
SP Train No. 5
Title:  SP Train No. 5
Description:  Southern Pacific train No. 5, the westbound ARGONAUT, was making it early afternoon station stop at Lake Charles, Louisiana. No. 5 was powered by PA1 207 and another Alco; and if the train was on tine, the time would have been around 2:30. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  2/1/1951  Upload Date: 1/21/2020 8:46:40 PM
Location:  Lake Charles, LA
Author:  William T. Harry photo, J.G. Lachaussee collection
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  SP 207(PA1) TNO 207(PA1)
Views:  622   Comments: 0
L&N Train No. 10
Title:  L&N Train No. 10
Description:  Louisville & Nashville K-5 class 4-6-2 282 was leading train No. 10 into the curve at the intersection of North Peters Street and Elysian Fields Avenue, just a few minutes after leaving the railroad's Canal Street Station. The tracks in the right foreground belonged to the Southern Pacific, while those on the other side of the train were owned by the New Orleans Public Belt. and that was the JAMES LYKES on the other side of the Esplanade Avenue Wharf. For many years the Lykes Brothers Steamship Company was headquartered in New Orleans and was a major presence in the port here. L&N 282 was a USRA design light Pacific and was one of the last 4-6-2's built for the L&N. It was one of a dozen K-5's (272-283) built by Alco-Brooks in 1924, and was retired on 8 January 1953. The JOSEPH LYKES was a C1-B design vessel launched by Ferderal Shipbuilding in Kearney, NJ in 1940 and it was broken up at Brownsville, Texas in 1972. (approximate day of photo)
Photo Date:  2/1/1951  Upload Date: 2/20/2017 5:37:12 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William Harry photo
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  LN 282(4-6-2)
Views:  440   Comments: 3
L&N 2-8-0 1279
Title:  L&N 2-8-0 1279
Description:  Louisville & Nashville 2-8-0 1279 was powering a southbound transfer run over the Bay Street grade crossing in New Orleans. The crossing was located between NO&NE Tower (milepost 802.7) and Franklin Avenue, and it was closed after the Franklin Avenue underpass was completed in April 1952. The track on the left was the north lead to Bay Street Yard, while the one on the right was the northbound main line. The 1279 was one of 47 H-27 class Consolidations. The 1234-1258 were built by Baldwin in 1910, while the 1259-1280 were built by the L&N at South Louisville Shops in 1910-1911; however, many of these locomotives were upgraded and reclassified as H-27A or H-27B. At this time, the 1279 did not have Automatic Train Stop equipment, so it could not be used on the main line between Mobile and Gentilly. It was retired on 7 July 1953. (approximate day of photo)
Photo Date:  2/1/1951  Upload Date: 2/20/2017 6:09:52 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William Harry photo
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  LN 1279(2-8-0)
Views:  654   Comments: 1
L&N Train No. 7
Title:  L&N Train No. 7
Description:  Louisville & Nashville K-5 Pacific 269 was pulling train No. 7 into New Orleans along Elysian Fields Avenue. The engine was crossing Royal Street, and the photo was taken from the crossing tower at Dauphine Street. The 269 was built by Baldwin in 1923, and was retired on 7 July 1953. Train number 7 was discontinued in September 1953. (approximate day of photo)
Photo Date:  2/1/1951  Upload Date: 2/17/2017 10:12:01 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William Harry photo
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LN 269(4-6-2)
Views:  348   Comments: 1
SP (T&NO) 858
Title:  SP (T&NO) 858
Description:  Home-made Southern Pacific (T&NO) SE-3 0-8-0 858 was on a westbound transfer run on the Southern Railway's New Orleans Terminal Co. subsidiary at Terminal Junction, about 15 miles from the T&NO's Avondale Yard. The substantial building behind the locomotive had been built by the Drainage Commission of New Orleans in 1898 to provide electrical power to its network of new pump stations on the north side of the city. (approximate day of photo)
Photo Date:  2/1/1951  Upload Date: 6/20/2017 10:18:55 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM HARRY photo
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SP 858(0-8-0)
Views:  588   Comments: 0
IC Train No. 22
Title:  IC Train No. 22
Description:  Illinois Central mail-and-express train No. 22 was just getting under way at Union Station in New Orleans behind 4-8-2 2451. The train was leaving from one of two temporary platforms, as work was underway to replace Union Station with New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. Union Station was standing in the background, but it and would be torn down in January 1954 and NOUPT formally opened that April. IC 2451 had been built by Alco in 1926 and was scrapped in 1955. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  3/1/1951  Upload Date: 5/1/2020 10:39:33 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Station,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  IC 2451(4-8-2)
Views:  36   Comments: 0
L&N Train No. 7
Title:  L&N Train No. 7
Description:  Louisville & Nashville train No. 7 was arriving in New Orleans from Montgomery behind 4-6-2 280. No. 7 was a long-distance local and usually ran with just five cars, but today’s train has at least two sleeping cars on the rear. The train was coming off of the median of Elysian Fields Avenue, crossing North Peters Street and would run along the Mississippi River until it got to the railroad’s station about a mile away. The automobile next to the pole on the left was headed for the Third District Ferry landing, and the two wharves on the right occupy the site of a former Southern Pacific train ferry landing which was abandoned when the Huey P. Long Bridge opened in December 1925. An unidentified Lykes Lines vessel is docked on the right. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  3/1/1951  Upload Date: 4/22/2020 6:09:55 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William T. Harry photo, J.G. Lachaussee collection
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  LN 280(4-6-2)
Views:  36   Comments: 0
L&N Pacific 280
Title:  L&N Pacific 280
Description:  Louisville & Nashville K-5 Pacific 280 was pulling out of the railroad’s Canal Street Station in New Orleans with a short northbound train at. The train was noteworthy because it had a combine in front of its baggage car. The 280 was a USRA design light 4-6-2 and was one of a dozen K-5's (272-283) built by Alco-Brooks in 1924. It was one of the last Pacifics built for the L&N and one of the last to be retired, on 23 April 1954. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  3/1/1951  Upload Date: 2/7/2019 5:25:30 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM HARRY photo
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  LN 280(4-6-2)
Views:  177   Comments: 0
L&N Train No. 7
Title:  L&N Train No. 7
Description:  Under a magnificent plume of coal smoke, Louisville & Nashville K-5 class Pacific 282 was powering southbound train Number 7 - the local from Mobile - across the New Orleans Terminal Co. crossings at N.O.T. Tower (hidden by the smoke) and over the Marigny Canal. No. 7 was about 2½ miles away from the end of its run at the railroad's Canal Street Station. The 282 had been built by Alco-Brooks in 1924 and was retired on 8 January 1953. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  3/1/1951  Upload Date: 2/19/2019 4:19:47 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM HARRY photo
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  LN 282(4-6-2)
Views:  249   Comments: 2
SP (T&NO) 0-8-0 856
Title:  SP (T&NO) 0-8-0 856
Description:  Southern Pacific (Texas & New Orleans) SE-3 class 0-8-0 856 was on the rear of an eastbound transfer run at the railroad’s AVONDALE YARD, preparing to help the train up 1.25% grade on the HUEY P. LONG BRIDGE. The transfer caboose was T&NO 60 and WEST BRIDGE TOWER can be seen in the distance near the front of the train. The 856 had been built by the SP at Houston in March 1931 as the 181, using the boiler from MM-1 class 2-6-6-2 900. It was renumbered in September 1950 and sold for scrap at Houston in October 1954. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  3/1/1951  Upload Date: 5/7/2020 12:23:55 PM
Location:  Avondale, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SP 856(0-8-0)
Views:  52   Comments: 0
SP (T&NO) Transfer Run
Title:  SP (T&NO) Transfer Run
Description:  Southern Pacific (Texas & New Orleans) home-made SE-3 class 0-8-0’s 858 and 856 were on a westbound transfer run at the east end of the HUEY P. LONG BRIDGE. The 858 had probably just been added to help out on the bridge’s 1.25% grade. Espee’s AVONDALE YARD was at the west end of the bridge. (approximate date of photo)
Photo Date:  3/1/1951  Upload Date: 5/7/2020 12:28:33 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  WILLIAM T. HARRY photo, J.G. LACHAUSSEE collection
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SP 858(0-8-0) SP 856(0-8-0) TNO 858(0-8-0) TNO 856(0-8-0)
Views:  38   Comments: 0
IC 4-8-2 2451
Title:  IC 4-8-2 2451
Description:  Illinois Central 4-8-2 2451 had just passed through Government Yard and was about to cross South Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans. The train was unidentified, but it was probably No. 25 - the SOUTHERN EXPRESS. No. 25 originated in Chicago at 12:20 A.M. and only made five stops util it got to Champaign, then it became an all-stops local and was scheduled into New Orleans at 11:30 A.M., after 35 hours on the road. This train was just a few minutes away from its destination at Union Station. Notice the green diamond emblem on the right side of the water tower. The 2451 had been built by Alco in 1926, was rebuilt by the railroad with a new boiler in 1945 and was scrapped in 1955. (approximate day of photo)
Photo Date:  3/1/1951  Upload Date: 8/13/2016 6:11:22 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William Harry photo
Categories:  Station,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  IC 2451(4-8-2)
Views:  602   Comments: 0
IC Train 22
Title:  IC Train 22
Description:  Illinois Central train No. 22, the all-stops overnight local for Memphis, was nearing its 5:30 p.m. departure from Union Station in New Orleans behind 4-8-2 2451. The train could make up to 47 stops before its scheduled arrival in Memphis at 9:05 the next morning. On 26 April 1954 train No. 22 was replaced by New Orleans-Chicago train No. 4, the LOUISIANE, which left at 11:00 a.m. The 2451 had been built by Alco in 1926, was rebuilt by the railroad with a new boiler in 1945 and was scrapped in 1955. The roof of Union Station can be seen in the right background. It was torn down in early 1954 to create a plaza in front of the new New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. (approximate day of photo)
Photo Date:  3/1/1951  Upload Date: 8/13/2016 6:12:08 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William Harry photo
Categories:  Station,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  IC 2451(4-8-2)
Views:  381   Comments: 0
L&N Train No. 9
Title:  L&N Train No. 9
Description:  Louisville & Nashville 4-6-2 233 hustles train Number 9 along the main line at the south end of Gentilly Yard (milepost 800.4). The semaphores are the southbound home signal for the Industrial Canal drawbridge (milepost 801.4), and the track on the right is the south yard lead.

Number 9 was the daily-except-Sunday Gulf Coast commuter train. It left Ocean Springs, Mississippi at 6:20 A.M. and arrived in New Orleans at 8:40 A.M. The train made scheduled stops at Biloxi, Long Beach, Gulfport, Pass Christian, Bay St. Louis, and Waveland; with flag stops at Edgewater Park, Mississippi City, Henderson's Point, English Lookout, Rigolets, Lake Catherine, and Chef Menteur.

The 233 was one of 24 K-4 class Pacifics (216-239) constructed at the railroad's South Louisville Shops between 1914 and 1918. It was built in 1915 and retired on 16 October 1951. Number 9's outer terminal – and that of its northbound counterpart, Number 12 – was changed to Pass Christian on 2 May 1959, and the trains made their last run on 6 May 1964. (approximate day of photo)
Photo Date:  3/1/1951  Upload Date: 8/14/2016 4:16:25 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William Harry photo
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LN 233(4-6-2)
Views:  265   Comments: 0
L&N Train No. 10
Title:  L&N Train No. 10
Description:  in 1951-52 the Louisville & Nashville constructed a temporary shoo-fly at Franklin Avenue, about midway between N.O.T. Tower (milepost 803.7) and NO&NE Tower (milepost 802.7) in New Orleans, so that an underpass could be built. Here local No. 10 was coming off of the north end of the temporary trackage and back onto the permanent alignment. It was passing a temporary approach signal for New Orleans Terminal Co. crossing. This train was powered by 4-6-2 234, one of 24 K-4 class Pacifics (216-239) constructed at the railroad's South Louisville Shops between 1914 and 1918. The 234 was built in 1917. New FP7 diesels officially replaced steam engines on local trains 7, 9, 10, and 12 on Friday 27 July 1951; and the 234 was retired less than three months later, on 16 October 1951. (approximate day of photo)
Photo Date:  3/1/1951  Upload Date: 8/22/2016 9:45:27 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  William Harry photo
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  LN 234(4-6-2)
Views:  437   Comments: 0


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