Sunday, November 02, 2008
A Southern Pacific Dash-9 rounding the bend along the Mississippi river in Reserve La. with a Louisiana Cajun tradition in the back ground.
The Christmas bonfires light the banks of the Mississippi River to guide Papa Nöel’s (the Cajun version of Santa Claus) on Christmas eve.
To prepare for the bonfire events, families in the communities gather on weekends in November and December to construct the mammoth
structures. The bonfire festivities have been a tradition in St. John Parish since the 1880’s. Although the origin is debated, the most popular
story is that the fires lit the way for Papa Nöel, the Cajun version of Santa Claus, as he paddled his pirogue and delivering gifts to children.
From the top of the levees you can see a Southern Pacific RS-11 is Hard at work along the Mississippi River at Cargill in Reserve La.
A Southern Pacific T&NO SW8 Phase 2 is Hard at work along the Mississippi River at Cargill in Reserve La.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Well as most of you know by now my layout was the Grand Prize winner in the Atlas O Golden Spike Club layout Contest. Let me just say when I got the e-mail from Atlas O VP Jim Weaver I shouted at the top of my voice that my wife thought something bad happened and I said NO! Something great happened. Well I keep working on the layout on the day’s I can and getting more done see for yourself.