The Gregarious Railfan
Slidell, LA 70458 (population, 27068)

GPS: N 30.21796, W 89.82354   Google map   

Scanner: NS ?

Railroad: Norfolk Southern Alabama Division, NO & N Sub

Description: Photo op of RR bridge next to US-11 across Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana.

Approximate # trains per 24 hours:  12

Nearby RR stuff: Slidell Amtrak Station, (N 30.27831, W 89.78241)

Local breakfast: Waffle House, 2006 Old Spanish Trail (SR433) (N 30.25056, W 89.76590)

Local Fast Food: 3½ miles north on US-11

Local Pub and grub: Southside Café, 3154 Pontchartrain Dr (US-11), (N 30.26067, W 89.78585) Seafood a

Lodging: Super 8, Holiday Inn, & Hampton Inn near the junction of I-10 and SR-433 (N 30.24830, W 89.76396)

Personal observations:  This may not be a premier spot to railfan, but is a great photo op if you are near New
Orleans, have the time, and are lucky enough to catch a train.
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity;
and I'm not sure about the universe.” - Albert Einstein
Denver Todd is The Gregarious Railfan
Todd Sestero is the RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.
December 2014
TRAINS November 2014
Pictures  Google images <Click on Thumbnails to enlarge>
Railroad Bridges
Norfolk Southern Lake Pontchartrain Bridge
Disclaimer: I have not been to this location. Info is from TRAINS Magazine and the Internet.  I would welcome
pictures, additions, or corrections to this page. Pictures and new info will be credited on the page. e-mail me at