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Catalpa Falls Private Varnish

Catalpa Falls Private Varnish

Catalpa Falls – Private railcar running on the Amtrak Crescent. Catalpa Falls Private railcar Catalpa Falls, bringing up the rear of the Amtrak Crescent #20 (Northbound), 27-January-2022. Catalpa Falls is a 1949-vintage 6-double-bedroom/lounge car, built for the...
Midnight Blue Anniversary

Midnight Blue Anniversary

AMTK 100, in Midnight Blue Anniversary livery. Midnight Blue Anniversary Caught the third of six Amtrak’s P42-DC “Genesis” locomotives painted to celebrate the railroad’s fiftieth anniversary, pulling the Crescent. This is AMTK 100, along with...
Amtrak’s 50th – Crescent #20

Amtrak’s 50th – Crescent #20

Amtrak’s 50th anniversary celebrated by the Crescent #20.   Amtrak’s 50th Amtrak Crescent #20 celebrates Amtrak Crescent #20, about 20 minutes after departing Union Passenger Terminal, New Orleans (NOL). P42DCs AMTK 75 and 161 pull a consist of 3...
Norfolk Southern MOW #BackBelt

Norfolk Southern MOW #BackBelt

Norfolk Southern MOW equipment on the New Orleans #BackBelt. Norfolk Southern MOW Maintenance-Of-Way (MOW) equipment seen recently on the Norfolk Southern “Back Belt.” This equipment does crack clearing and ballast balancing. One of my regular...
Amtrak Crescent Plus ATIP Car

Amtrak Crescent Plus ATIP Car

AMTK Crescent plus ATIP car on the #backbelt in New Orleans cross-posted to NOLA History Guy. AMTK Crescent plus ATIP Amtrak Crescent #20 Northbound on the NS #BackBelt, 15 minutes out of Union Passenger Terminal in New Orleans (NOL). The red car directly behind the...
Public Belt MOW Equipment

Public Belt MOW Equipment

Public Belt MOW Equipment at Central Avenue in Jefferson Public Belt Equipment Trainspotting is a great way to get outside and remain socially distant, particularly on a Saturday. Unless there’s a need for emergency track work, the area at Central Avenue, under...
Amtrak Crescent 08-April-2020

Amtrak Crescent 08-April-2020

Amtrak Crescent 08-April-2020 on the #BackBelt Amtrak Crescent 08-April-2020 I usually catch the Crescent #20 (northbound) at my favorite coffee shop. That’s the PJ’s Coffee at 5555 Canal Blvd., in Lakeview. The coffee shop is right next to the Norfolk...