An F and an E bring SP’s westbound Train 1, “Sunset Limited,” to a passenger stop at Lake Charles, La. in the evening sunshine on Jan. 7, 1970 when the days were short. Unless they get swapped ... (more)
Northbound KCS train Mauriceville
Severe Thunderstorms at 10:35a blew 5 railcars and 11 40' containers over the side of the Huey P. Long Bridge. Railcars and containers fell about 60-70 feet to the ground.
There is one railcar th... (more)
The City of New Orleans ducks under a highway leaving an old tower in its dust. I wish I remembered where exactly I took this now.
The 1700 series baggage car that never was? Former Amtrak 7601 was a Clocker Coach that apparently started to undergo conversion into a 1700 series baggage car but was never completed. None of t... (more)
Westbound KCS manifest Waverly, LA
Southbound KCS manifest train approaching Shoreline siding KCS Heavener Sub
A summer '76 vacation in search of BiCenntennial locomotives found KCS's version among my least favorites none the less unusual to say the least. I believe they had a couple painted in similar pai... (more)
There have been some ROW and track improvements since my last visit a couple of years ago. One time I was fortunate enough to see a "train" consisting of a locomotive and a single grain... (more)
UP manifest departing for Dallas TX with a KCS leader
Starting the daily run to McNeil across the newly prepared soil where the local authorities hope industry will grow. Ex-CR now owned by LTEX leased to Patriot Rail and looking great.
Westbound BNSF manifest descending west approach to Huey P Long bridge crossing MS River
In the days before the Meridian-Shreveport line became the KCS 'Speedway', a westbound ICG freight rocks-and-rolls along the then lightly-trafficked line at Monroe.