L&N Railroad’s Gentilly Yard

We’ll shift gears again.  Here’s a view taken from roughly the center of the L&N Railroad’s Gentilly yard in New Orleans, Louisiana back in the early 1960s.  My dad took me here several times to do a little railfanning.  In those days the rail crews didn’t seem to mind that you were in the middle of their yard as long as you stayed put in a safe space.

Off to the right you can catch a glimpse of the locomotive servicing area.  The arch on the turntable is visible, and just a tad of the brick roundhouse can be seen at the edge of the image.  The top of the sand tower is visible just above the blue boxcar.

L&N Gentilly Yard - Early 1960s

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