Into New Iberia ... again.
Like in all history rich locations you never find it all. .. anyway ... what is left.
Just west of the historic depot is this old business. Its name is "Walet ...." The
name is interesting because "Walet" was a stop on the Missouri Pacific above
Loreauville. A connection, who knows? The old building did catch my attention
as possibly "rail related".
A bit more looking into the lot.
I thought I heard an old steam engine coming into town.
No, a product of the heat, no doubt, but a little later the Sunset did arrive.
That is also spooky. LZ has said he thought that the "Bloody Nose" Amtrak engine was ."AMTK 157
or 156". It was 156, but what should show up but 157.
Weird, but not uncommon. Not being weird is uncommon.
A woman's voice was on the radio. As I took the shot she said, "What's cookin' good lookin"?
I answered, "Me," since the temp was indexing at 105F. Look closely.
She has AMTK issued "shades" on.
The area has been cleaned up quite a bit.
Soon she was off to New Orleans.
Notice the crossing lights configuration.
The "baggage car" must have been reinstated.
I attempted a shot at the Chicken Place. That failed.
Stretching out on Old US 90, east New Iberia.
The speed limit is 35. I kept passing her up and had to slow to 25.
Cars behind me honked until I raised the camera.
Then they passed me up giving me what I believe to be the "thumbs up" salute.
Might have been another finger?
Heading back east I heard a horn. I didn't know where it was coming from.
It was an L&D train coming up from either The Port, the Avery Island Spur, or Abbeville.
Those routes are very very old.
She was ditching her train and headed for bed.
An important observation. There is now a crossing gate on Jefferson St. Forever there has been only a "Yield" sign. That was insane.
One was poised to go east. I was headed west.