New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
Tuesday, June 25, 2024
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Audubon Park Locomotive

That's the old engine that we yoosta climb on in Audubon Park which is now being lovingly restored by some local train enthusiasts. If interested in more about the engine go to
Mr. Lake--May 10, 2003
Dat ol' engine ...I believe that it is presently alongside the Save-A-Center corporate office on Jefferson Hiway across from Ochsner Clinic/Hospital. It is disassembled and I understood that it was to be fully restored in time for Louisiana Purchase celebrations, but it doesn't appear that will happen on time.
yoosta wuz....Ah! Sweet memories. Jus' foah blocks frum ma chahldhood home. Dat engine wuz bah da Tchoupitoulas St. exit a da pawk. A frennamine broke his awm playin' around on dat ting. Nevah stopped us fa a minute! I remembah any previously movable gears or levers were welded in place. Guess dey wuz afraid some rugrat would take off past da endada tracks.