745 and crew headed westbound over the former SP mainline to Morgan City, Louisiana, on the first leg of her trans-Louisiana trip. It is more than appropriate that her first stop was in the city where she was born and that the city was named for the president of the SPRR predecessor, Morgan’s Louisiana & Texas.
We had a good day today with the SP 745. We left New Orleans 2 minutes behind time and headed for the Huey Long Bridge. It was quite a rush taking the train over such a huge (and high!) structure. The engine is really running well and she seemed to be genuinely happy to be back on her home district rails today for the first time in half a century.