Illinois Central Railroad - Stuyvesant Docks
Dedication of the Illinois Central Gulf Intermodal Facility,
Stuyvesant Docks, New Orleans, 1973
Front Row:  Ray Pierce, Benny Roser, J. Foucheaux, Frank Moran, Joe
Arrigo, Dale Wakefield, Fred Flowers, Walter April, Elgin Pino, Carlos Green
Second Row:  Fred Bullinger, Richard "Dick" Rushing, Larry Rossen, Bill
Geserick, Ray Renton, W. Hendrick, _____ George Stern, Jerry Goetz,
J. W. "Pel" Hughes, John Fusco
Most of the material on this page was submitted by Fred Bullinger,
who has shared so many excellent photos with the site.  The Illinois
Central Railroad's Stuyvesant Docks are located on Tchoupitoulas
Street, bounded by Napoleon and Louisiana Avenues.
The photo descriptions are Fred's.
Photo at top of page:  Stuyvesant Docks on the river, after Illinois Central RR relocated
their piggyback facility from Mays Yard.  They did this because of the change from rail
cars to containers when piggyback service took over the imports and exports traffic.
Above:  Illinois Central RR engines which did the switching of the export and import cars for
delivery to and from the New Orleans Public Railroad.  During WWII, Stuyvesant Docks was
known as the "Battle Grounds" because of the large volume of U.S. export millitary cargo.
Left to right, Archie Phipps (Senior Trainmaster), Fred Bullinger (National Account Manager) and Harry
Bruce (CEO of the Railroad).  Mr. Bruce traveled from Chicago to the railroad's piggy back intermodal
facility to announce that the railroad was changing the name back to Illinois Central Railroad, 1988.
A visitor to the site very kindly shared an 1896 New York Times article about the
Stuyvesant Docks:

To Attract Foreign Ships

The Stuyvesant Docks in New Orleans to be Free for Freight Steamers

The extensive new docks and port facilities of the Illinois Central Railroad,
having been completed, will be dedicated with imposing ceremonies
Wednesday next.  They will be called the Stuyvesant Docks, in honor of Mr.
Stuyvesant Fish, President of the railway company.  Mayor Flower will make an
address, after which Gov. Foster will make the dedicatory address and christen
the docks.  President Stuyvesant Fish will respond on behalf of the railway
The construction of these docks is the beginning of a great effort which the
railroad will make to bring European shipments via this city for Chicago, St.
Louis, Cincinnati and all Western cities.  The wharfage will be absolutely free to
all steamers landing at the docks with interior freight for shipment by the
Illinois Central Railroad and such a saving in port charges, it is believed, will
bring a great body of traffic this way.
Stuyvesant Docks, 1900