|Louisiana Central Railroad Company||Layout Scenes
Shortly after the freight made it's run, the first passenger train traversed the line. Seen here is the railroad’s number 83, an ancient 4-4-0 steamer, hauling the road’s ex-commuter day coach. The car was packed with the “brass”, many railroad employees and a few railfans that managed to finagle a ride. All went well during the festivities with nary an incident.
The steam engine was acquired from a predecessor road, the Willis, Acadia and Monterey. They had acquired the engine from the Maine Central back in 1947. She has been in storage for many years, but the boys in the shop went through her and put her back into first class condition in time for the big event. When things settle down, she'll make her way to the paint shop also.