1970s Memories: Review II

The second in this series of photographic reviews, this scene is at the old Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad station located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana right next to the Mississippi River levee.  The Y&MV was a subsidiary of the Illinois Central Railroad until merged into the I.C. in the late 1940s.  After the demise of rail passenger service to Baton Rouge, the building changed ownership and became the Louisiana Art and Science Museum.

This is the scene on the north end of the depot under the covered platform.  A glimpse of the “new” Mississippi River bridge can be seen in the background. About midway up in front of the levee, the tracks of the Illinois Central can be seen. As an update, in 1999 the railroad was merged into the Canadian National.

LASM Building in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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