Thursday, September 8, 2016


Trains have always been important to St. Tammany Parish, both for hauling timber to lumber mills and for hauling visitors in and out for weekend excursions or summer vacations. Here are a few pictures of the train-related activities. 

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Locomotive crosses Bogue Falaya River trestle coming into Covington, 1983

Waiting for the train to arrive

Claiborne Hill Train Depot

Dummyline Railroad out of Madisonville (above)

The following two pictures of the train at the Folsom train depot came from Matt Hardey

Engine 429 Southern Pacific Railroad, around 1905

Train on Rigolets Pass Trestle SE of Slidell, around 1883

Train Crossing Rigolets Bridge in 1922 

Mandeville Train Depot


Train in downtown Covington 1980 (Photos: Mark Frosch Sr.)