L&N Train No. 9         
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)
Date: 3/1/1951 Location: New Orleans, LA   Map Show New Orleans on a rail map Views: 292 Collection Of:   Michael Palmieri
Locomotives: LN 233(4-6-2)    Author:  William Harry photo
L&N Train No. 9
Picture Categories: Steam,Passenger,Action This picture is part of album:  William Harry
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