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From: "Paul S DOT Luchter" luckyshow AT mindspring DOT com
Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 23:39:51 -0400
Subject: Re: (rshsdepot) IC New Orleans, LA
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This attachment is a picture of Illinois Central Union, it was found at a
Google Image search, the site was no more but they captured the site with
this picture and here it is...I can't send the site because it doesn't seem
to copy, the URL, I mean, in full from these google pages...
The attributions out of the way...
This is Union Station, New Orleans, Illinois Central Railroad, 1949. "The
Union Passenger Terminal, which opened in May of 1954, now occupies this
site and replaced the five scattered depots formerly used by New Orleans
rail passengers. The construction of the modern new rail terminal was one
of the Morrison administration, which failed, however, to foresee the shift
in transportation trends away from rail travel. The UPT has changed little
since it opened in 1954 and, as a result, the building has taken on the look
of a forgotten time."
Credit the photo from 1949 to Louisiana Photograph Collection, Alexander
From: Seth Bramson To: email@example.com Date: Sunday, May 12, 2002 4:16 PM
Subject: Re: (rshsdepot) New Orleans, LA
>Gene Paoli wrote:
>>I was under the impression that the IC station was replaced by the
>>station", which according to the picture provided, did not resemble
>>Sullivan's & Wright's station. Maybe I did not get the post I responded to
>>correctly? Untill that post, I was under the understanding the station was
>>still extant. I'll check into it asap.
> >>>Thanks, Gene,
>The reason I am asking--not questioning, just asking for
>clarification--is that I thought there were about four or five stations
>in N. O. prior to the current NOUPT, which is still a pretty modern
>looking building, and, essentially, shaped pretty much like a cube (or,
>at most, at rectangle). I thought, previously, that the stations were
>"in town" (L&N, for example, was just about the foot of Canal St.) so
>would appreciate some clarification on this.)
>The Railroad Station Historical Society maintains a database of existing
>railroad structures at: http://www.rrshs.org