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Date: 11/20/20 06:08
SP-L&N at Avondale facility
Author: gcm

July 76
An SP Alco C630 and L&N U23B are at the SP Avondale engine facility just past the west end of the Huey P. Long bridge outside New Orleans.
Going by the old memory on this one so corrections are encouraged.

Gary






Date: 11/20/20 07:15
Re: SP-L&N at Avondale facility
Author: IC_2024

Nice photos, GCM.
I visited “Mister Tower” ,Bob Phillips, in Sept 2001 at West Bridge Jct right before 9-11. My photos at that tower are somewhat haunting to me — it was like the innocence ended several days later when the twin towers came down, and I’m sure West Bridge Jct is long gone now, too.



Date: 11/20/20 08:15
Re: SP-L&N at Avondale facility
Author: railstiesballast

IIRC the SP used those Alcos to drag freights up and over the Huey Long Bridge, the only "mountain grade" from here to West Texas.



Date: 11/20/20 09:07
Re: SP-L&N at Avondale facility
Author: refarkas

Great catch in a first-rate scene.
Bob



Date: 11/20/20 12:33
Re: SP-L&N at Avondale facility
Author: krm152

Nice engine teminal scene. East and west meet there.
Thanks for the interesting photo posting.
ALLEN



Date: 11/20/20 18:59
Re: SP-L&N at Avondale facility
Author: EL833

That first photo is a winner- so much to look at. Yet another great gcm scene !

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH



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