Category Archives: Louisiana Bicentennial Tour

Louisiana Bicentennial Commission is now on Facebook

The state launched a new Facebook page for the Bicentennial. Click on the link to keep up with the activities including the state rail tour as details get posted. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Louisiana-Bicentennial-Commission/189130204463904

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Engineer’s Journal – April 24, 2005

Sunday, April 24 – Jerry Lynch, Mike Hankins, and Harry Abbott had been spearheading the compressor mechanical situation.They partially reassembled the air pump so we wouldn’t lose any parts and stripped the connections from the compressor and loosened the mounting bolts.We made … Continue reading

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Engineer’s Journal – April 23, 2005

Saturday, April 23 – The day started out with beautiful weather. A cold front had gone through early this morning and the air was cooler and dryer.This was quite welcome since we’d be sitting in the hot cab for awhile.  … Continue reading

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Engineer’s Journal – April 22, 2005

Friday, April 22, 2005 -We finally got to sleep in a little and get some much needed rest.We headed out to the train and started the fire around 11:30 this morning.While building steam, we dealt with a number of additional … Continue reading

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Engineer’s Journal – April 5, 2005

Tuesday, April 5 – We had a lot more people visit the train today. Since Lafayette is a fairly busy rail center, there are a number of older retired railroaders who visited the train. I especially enjoyed talking with them … Continue reading

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