L&D 1501 Editors Pick! Contributor's Pick!       
Louisiana & Delta CF7 1501 -- the CITY OF NEW IBERIA -- rests amid the lush vegetation at Avery Island, on the end of the railroad's Salt Mine Branch. The train was the second of two excursions operated by the L&D to celebrate its fifth anniversary. Behind the 1501 were flat car GVSR 8422 with a portable generator, ex-NYC sleeper-lounge LAUREL STREAM, ex-NYC sleeper-lounge-observation BONNIE BROOK, and L&D CF7 1500 PATOUTVILLE. The 1501 was built in November 1946 as ATSF F3A 19L, rebuilt by the Santa Fe into CF7 2622 in May 1972, and purchased by the L&D in December 1987. It was the second L&D unit with this name; the first one was SW1200 number 1200.
Date: 5/25/1992 Location: Avery Island, LA   Map Show Avery Island on a rail map Views: 1787 Collection Of:   Michael Palmieri
Locomotives: LDRR 1501(CF7)    Author:  Michael Palmieri
L&D 1501
Picture Categories: Scenic This picture is part of album:  Short Line and Industrial
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Name Type Comments Date
William H. Davis Jr. General Nice shot 1/19/2010 3:21:11 PM
Bernie Feltman General Almost looks like CWR under that unit 1/20/2010 2:07:16 AM
Atlanta Rails General Nice, i like all the vegetation around the train. 1/20/2010 7:48:22 PM
Michael Palmieri General Yes, it is welded rail; but the track was abandoned in 2001. 1/24/2010 4:12:21 PM

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