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Date: 09/04/05 17:07
New Orleans Public Belt Equipment in Houston
Author: TexBob

Went out today looking for the UP Olympic SD70M 2001 to
no avail, but I did encounter 4 NOPB units and their
passenger car at UP's Settegast Yard.




Date: 09/04/05 17:08
Re: New Orleans Public Belt Equipment in Houston
Author: TexBob

Pic 2




Date: 09/04/05 17:09
Re: New Orleans Public Belt Equipment in Houston
Author: TexBob

Pic 3




Date: 09/04/05 17:56
Re: New Orleans Public Belt Equipment in Houston
Author: fjc

Hey TexBob, thanks for sharing that Heavyweight is sure classy looking, is this new power for the Belt? What did the Belt have for power before these Boise units?

Thanks,

Frank



Date: 09/04/05 19:50
Re: New Orleans Public Belt Equipment in Houston
Author: NH2006

I presume this was an evacuation train? At least someone planned ahead!



Date: 09/04/05 20:53
Re: New Orleans Public Belt Equipment in Houston
Author: topper

fjc Wrote:
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> What did the Belt have for power before
> these Boise units?

SW1500s, SW1000s, and a couple of SW1200s.

Before that, Baldwins.




Date: 09/04/05 21:25
Re: New Orleans Public Belt Equipment in Houston
Author: TexBob

Found this page with more photos of the NOPB passenger car:

http://www.larailphotos.com/Bill+Lang/New+Orleans+Public+Belt/Huey+Long+Excursion/



Date: 09/04/05 23:25
Re: New Orleans Public Belt Equipment in Houston
Author: poultrycar

From an Amtrak status report, New Orleans Public Belt officials, including at least the presidnet, weathered out the stom in Houston. As of a few days ago they had not gone back to look over the railroad as things were "too dangerous".

Sure glad they got equipment out. Other railroads did so, but they had tracks of their own. I worried about NYPB.



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