Thursday, September 8, 2016

Trains

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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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