|Norfolk Southern; Chattanooga, Tennessee; February 18, 2011|
|CSX Transportation; Whiteside, Tennessee; February 18, 2011|
|Huey P. Long Bridge, Bridge City, La.; February 19, 2011|
We had some sun the next morning as we watched the northbound Crescent cross Lake Ponchartrain into Slidell, and wound up spending most of the rest of the day dodging clouds. We did another couple of trains on the Huey P. Long Bridge from the west end of the span in Bridge City. We wanted a shot at the east end of the bridge, but trains did not cooperate.
|New Orleans Public Belt; Huey P. Long Bridge, Bridge City, Lousiana; February 20, 2011|
|New Orleans RTA; Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana; February 20, 2011|
|Amtrak; New Orleans, La.; February 21, 2011|
|New Orleans RTA; New Orleans, La.; February 21, 2011|
Also on our list for the day were several other shots on the freight railroads, including the east end of the Huey P. Long Bridge, East Bridge Tower, NE Tower and other locations. We had spent part of the morning at NE Tower but got no trains. And during our entire stay in New Orleans we never did see an eastbound train on the bridge at the right time.
As I said before, this was our second trip to New Orleans. There is a blog entry about the first one here.
After shooting several cars on St. Charles Avenue we headed back to an area just a few blocks from the French Quarter where the Canal Street cars and St. Charles cars share Canal Street for about a block. This is one busy place with looping St. Charles cars heading briefly south and Canal cars passing. We spent quite a bit of time here trying to get cars from both lines in the same frame, but were largely unsuccessful. Getting two Canal Street cars together was much easier.
|New Orleans RTA; New Orleans, Louisiana; February 21, 2011|
|Amtrak; Bonnet Carre spillway, Norco, Louisiana; February 21, 2011|
|NE Tower; New Orleans, Louisiana; February 21, 2011|