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Amtrak at Lafayette, Louisiana—Monday December 17, 2018.

Traveling on Amtrak’s Sunset Limited on our way from New Orleans to Houston, the train made a long station stop at Lafayette, Louisiana.

Well it was long enough for me to get out for a few minutes and expose a few photos.

It was 22 years and 11 months ago that I gave a lecture in Lafayette. That was my last visit here, and it seems like a lifetime ago.

Photos were exposed with my FujiFilm XT1 with 12mm Zeiss Touit lens, adjusted in Lightroom for contrast and saturation.

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Six Sunset (Limited) Views: New Orleans and Mississippi River.

Departing New Orleans, I settled in Amtrak’s glass-lined observation lounge.

Here I made photos as we navigated the maze of trackage on both sides of the massive Huey P. Long bridge over the Mississippi River.

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New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal

NOUPT serves Amtrak’s City of New OrleansCrescent, and tri-weekly Sunset Limitedplus the seasonal train ride styled as the Polar Express.It’s also the city’s bus terminal.

This station was among the very last city terminals constructed during the era when the private railroads ran their own passenger trains.

Only ticketed Amtrak passengers were permitted onto the railroad platforms.

Here are few views exposed the other day.

Amtrak’s Polar Express train ride-set.

Amtrak’s Polar Express train ride-set.
Amtrak’s Polar Express train ride-set on left; Sunset Limited on right. File adjusted for contrast and highlight and shadow detail maximization.

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