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New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad

Incorporated in 1862, completed in 1863, NO&NE became part of the Southern Railway System in 1916. The railroad operated as NONE until 1969.

New Orleans Terminal Company

The New Orleans Terminal Company built “Terminal Station” at Canal and Basin Streets, and owned the tracks going into the station, as well as the Lafitte Corridor.

Southern Railway

The Southern Railway system began in the 1830s, and operated the country’s first steam-powered passenger train. Southern came to New Orleans in 1916, when it acquired NO&NE. Southern Railway merged with Norfolk & Western in 1982, to become Norfolk Southern.

Norfolk Southern Railway

Norfolk Southern Railway owns and operates all of the former Southern Railway track/facilities in the metro New Orleans area.

Norfolk Southern 1073 – Penn Central Heritage

Norfolk Southern 1073 – Penn Central Heritage

Norfolk Southern 1073 commemorates the Penn Central Railroad. Penn Central livery on Norfolk Southern 1073 NS 1073 heads Eastbound on the "Back Belt" in New Orleans. The EMD SD70ACe loco leads a short consist out to the railroad's yard in Gentilly. Norfolk Southern...

The Southern Crescent, heading to New York City, 3-June-1977 (cross-posted to NOLA History Guy) Southern Crescent train to New York The Southern Crescent train, crossing over the Canal Boulevard underpass on the "Back Belt," 3-June-1977. Photo by Mike Palmieri. Here's...

NS 6081 on the #BackBelt

NS 6081 on the #BackBelt

NS 6081 westbound on the #BackBelt. NS 6081 Early monring #BackBelt action. NS 6081, an EMD SD40-2, pulling a local from the NS Gentilly yard eastbound. The destination is possibly the CN or KCS yards in Metairie. Since 6081 pulled this consist alone, its destination...