Re: photos of L&D working in Lafayette, La., and Port Rail trains, including lumber cars, in Lake Charles, from February
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The impression that I have is that there is no schedule for the L&D job to go to Breaux Bridge, that it's just either as-needed or when the crew has run out of stuff to do. Sometimes, as was the case in the shots from February 22, the crew starts the day at the salt mine after leaving the locomotives there overnight.
I don't think that there is a "yard office" for the L&D anywhere in Lafayette; I am not sure, but the crew may show up for duty at the depot in New Iberia, where the L&D headquarters is, and use the automobile to get to the train.
As for the track by the old MoPac freight house in Lake Charles, I don't think that it has much use anymore beyond UP occasionally leaving a locomotive there. There is a brick dealer at the end of one of those tracks, but I get the impression that a long time has passed since it last received railroad shipments.
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On Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 12:21 PM Scott Kelm <skelm10@...> wrote: