photos of L&D Abbeville Branch action -- 17 October 2019

James Robichaux

One year ago today, the L&D Abbeville Branch was served again.  LDRR 1846 left New Iberia with two empty hopper cars for the rice mill and a tank car for Coastal Chemical, the only Abbeville cars that had arrived in New Iberia in the previous week, picked up the four cars at Erath, and arrived at the mill where only three cars were pulled, one of which was another bad ordered car.  Yes, in one week, the mill had only loaded two of the 11 cars that were there; this year's rice harvest was off due to Hurricane Barry.