|New Orleans RTA; New Orleans, Louisiana; June 10, 2008|
In 2008 New Orleans was still reeling from Hurricane Katrina. We headed out to the area along Lake Ponchartrain on the city's east side, going through the Ninth Ward which was still full of houses with the markings painted on by post-Katrina rescue workers. In 2011, much of the same area has been repopulated, and long stretches of deserted houses (at least in this area) are a thing of the past. It is here, where Norfolk Southern crosses Lake Ponchartrain on a long bridge, that we caught Amtrak's Crescent on its early morning departure entering Slidell.
|Amtrak; Slidell, Louisiana; June 11, 2008|
|New Orleans Public Belt; June 11, 2008|
|New Orleans Public Belt; East Bridge Junction; June 11, 2008|
|St. Charles streetcars on Canal Street line; New Orleans, Louisiana; June 10, 2008|