Southern No. 58 Editors Pick!        
A late-running Southern Railway No. 58, the New Orleans-Meridian local, was entering the siding at Slidell during a very unusual south Louisiana snowfall. The train was running with GP38 2796 and GP30 2528, and was here to meet piggyback train No. 219. The track on the other side of the 2796 was the south leg of the Slidell wye. The wye's tail track served the American Creosote Works plant, which later became an EPA Superfund site. The wye was subsequently removed.
Date: 2/9/1973 Location: Slidell, LA   Map Show Slidell on a rail map Views: 17575 Collection Of:   Michael Palmieri
Locomotives: SOU 2796(GP38)    Author:  James H. Selzer, Jr. photo
Southern No. 58
Picture Categories: Scenic This picture is part of album:  JAMES SELZER
User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
David Krebs General Nice shot and catch. 12/3/2016 2:23:23 PM
Tom Beckett General Very nice-those units look good in the snow. Bet there was panic in the streets over the weather. 12/4/2016 3:59:29 AM
Joe Hill General This same snowstorm would soon strike central Georgia, inundating parts of the state with over 10-20" of snow with blizzard warnings. Still the worst snowstorm overall to hit the state in recorded history. 7/5/2017 8:38:45 PM
TheStudioed OldeSchoolRailfan General XD Cool Class 1 Shot! 10/10/2017 2:06:59 PM
Former Railfan General Great Photo!! 12/31/2017 4:26:09 PM
Mike Maskel General NICE SHOT 2/15/2018 10:09:20 AM

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