Welcome to the Louisiana Central Blog

The Louisiana Central website is designed to chronicle the creation and construction of my model railroad.  It contains the history and rationale of the railroad, the maps and track plans, and lots of photos of the railroad’s construction.  There’s a What’s New page on the site to make it convenient to immediately jump to whatever new content has been added to the site for those folks who are following the construction.

However there isn’t a practical way to post minor updates or a place for me to ramble on about various tidbits or to generate conversation about whatever it is that I’m thinking about.  Hence, I started this blog to add a new venue to the website.

I’m still new at this blogging thing, so feel free to guide me in the right direction if need be.  If you have ideas or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  And if you would be interested in expanding this blog beyond what it currently is, please feel free to give me your thoughts.

I’ll continue to post significant events, construction milestones and web site changes and additions on the Louisiana Central website, and I’ll keep a running commentary of my trials and tribulations here.

-Jack

2 thoughts on “Welcome to the Louisiana Central Blog

  1. Jack, quite an endeavor in progress, great work!! The Y&MV has always impressed me. I live in Memphis and have driven down through the Mississippi delta following the old main line from Lake Cormorant to Vicksburg down to Baton Rouge. I could not believe that the ICG pulled up much of the route (Mississippi Delta still owns intact track from Lula to Clarksdale and a small stretch north of Baton Rouge). I recall rail fanning in the late ’70’s and seeing quite a bit of traffic on the line. Then again, management at IC industries were not interested in running a railroad. Best wishes and happy railroading!!

    Kind regards,

    Terry Bryant

  2. Hi Terry,

    Welcome to the Louisiana Central blog.

    Yep, things have really changed on that line. I used to railfan the line occasionally in the 70s and early 80s. With everything pretty much gone where I used to travel, I don’t have much reason to go up there any longer. I do get up to Vicksburg on rare occasions but it’s just not the same without those old black geeps.

    I have to confess that the I.C. branch that will appear on my layout is a somewhat modified version of the I.C. that ran in the area back in the 60s. My interchange with the I.C. will be at the fictional town of Willis, which is located a bit north of Gloster. The line was actually there, just the town wasn’t. 🙂

    Drop in again for a visit.

    Regards,
    -Jack

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