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Date: 12/13/12 09:09
Baton Rouge morning . .
Author: 3rdswitch

. . . flew down to New Orleans yesterday (closest decent airport to Crosby, MS) before heading into MS to visit daughter and grand daughters spending last night in Baton Rouge, LA. While I allowed wife to sleep in headed down to the river area where the rail yards and industry are. top: exIC engine facility and yard in Baton Rouge.
middle: a train attempting to depart town on the connector line from Baton Rouge to the main line at Hammond approaching the manual stop sign at the crossing of KCS's main from Shreveport to New Orleans.
bottom: after nearly and hour for whatever reason (I did not bring a scanner) the train finally left town headed compass east into the nice morning sun.
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Date: 12/13/12 09:12
Re: Baton Rouge morning . .
Author: 3rdswitch

. . after catching the CN train above headed over the the KCS facility in town with only action being a yard job switching the south end of the yard (top) then before leaving U turned in the yard parking lot shooting the nice illuminated sign on the outside of the yard office (bottom) . . . more to come (I think, no telling with the grand daughters!)
JB






Date: 12/13/12 11:13
Re: Baton Rouge morning . .
Author: Boiserailfan

On the third pic is that an EX-CR Dash8?



Date: 12/13/12 11:59
Re: Baton Rouge morning . .
Author: TTownTrains

Boiserailfan Wrote:
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> On the third pic is that an EX-CR Dash8?

No, ex-BNSF/ATSF 826.

Bill G.



Date: 12/13/12 12:14
Re: Baton Rouge morning . .
Author: wesleygreer

The blue Dash 8 in pic 3 is an ex-LMS unit.



Date: 12/13/12 12:16
Re: Baton Rouge morning . .
Author: JGFuller

In the photos, we see two CN 4-axles, GTW 5859 and IC 9564. Are the numbers unique among all CN locos, regardless of Initial? That is, is there another CN unit numbered 5859? One would hope not, as from the view of a train meeting the "CN 5859", the crew can't see the little "GTW" on the side of the cab.

Jack Fuller
Lafayette, CA



Date: 12/13/12 12:51
Re: Baton Rouge morning . .
Author: TheGrande

Something wrong about CANADIAN National in Louisiana.



Date: 12/13/12 13:43
Re: Baton Rouge morning . .
Author: JGFuller

No stranger than CANADIAN Pacific in the upper Midwest - where they've been since gaining control of the MStP&SSM [Soo Line] ... in 1888!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minneapolis,_St._Paul_and_Sault_Ste._Marie_Railroad

Jack Fuller
Lafayette, CA



Date: 12/13/12 19:29
Re: Baton Rouge morning . .
Author: bayou bengal

Try to check out the Huey P. Long bridge across the Miss. River in North Baton Rouge. I think it is the ruling grade on the entire KCS/L&A system.



Date: 12/13/12 21:50
Re: Baton Rouge morning . .
Author: peddler

bayou bengal Wrote:
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> Try to check out the Huey P. Long bridge across
> the Miss. River in North Baton Rouge. I think it
> is the ruling grade on the entire KCS/L&A system.

When was the Huey P. Long moved from New Orleans
to North Baton Rouge?

peddler



Date: 12/14/12 04:04
Re: Baton Rouge morning . .
Author: jmbreitigan

Love that second shot.
John



Date: 12/14/12 09:02
Re: Baton Rouge morning . .
Author: bayou bengal

There are two Huey P. Long bridges. Probably others since The Kingfish built a lot of them in his day.



Date: 12/14/12 15:46
Re: Baton Rouge morning . .
Author: engrbill47

The Canadian's are coming! The Canadian's are coming!

William Jeffers, P.E.
San Dimas, CA



Date: 12/14/12 21:05
Re: Baton Rouge morning . .
Author: Thumper

engrbill47 Wrote:
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> The Canadian's are coming! The Canadian's are
> coming!

We have arrived and will assimulate you!

Bryce Lee
Burlington, Ontario.

PS I too find it odd to see CN in Louisiana!



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