I took an Amtrak ride from Hattiesburg to Meridian one day back in January of 2014. Once there, I had to wait a little while before hopping on the SB Crescent to go back to Hattiesburg so I hung ... (more)
The elevated curve in Lumberton allows trains to soar around it between 40-50mph and stay level. It also makes for a neat photo op.
In the Fall, this spot just looks beautiful. We don't get much color in the South, but this spot sports more than most down in this area.
An East-Bound manifest takes the siding to the fast-moving Z-ATLA in Lake, MS as the sun sets and the smoke from a fireplace nearby fills the air.
As if seeing NS 8099 on point wasn't enough, The Crescent had 156 trailing yesterday with several of freshly painted Phase III cars in its consist. After leaving the station, it met a NB military... (more)
NS 8099, the Southern Heritage unit was on the point of 393 today headed to NOLA on what amounted to perfect conditions for capturing this beauty.
I got the heads up from several railfan friends that the Southern Heritage Unit was on the front of 393 headed south. On a perfect day?? No way! Yes way. Here's a shot of the 4-engine lash-up ... (more)
I got the heads up from several railfan friends that the Southern Heritage Unit was on the front of 393 headed south. On a perfect day?? No way! Yes way. Here's the first shot of several I gra... (more)
KCS 695 kinda blew up last week, spewing oil everywhere. I hate that it will probably go to into retirement because it was one of the best looking grey ghosts. They've got a temporary GP unit on... (more)
3 Grey Ghost KCS units make the return trip to Gulfport after dropping off and picking up cars in CN Bell Yard. This was my first time chasing the train on its return trip.
7622 and 4102 led a very short SB manifest as the sun drifted down into the clear blue sky and shadows grew longer.
NS Hattiesburg is hosting a first responders training conference and has parked their train in the yard. On a gorgeous day like today was, who could resist? Only thing better would be to see it ... (more)
UP 5131 followed by 2 other UP units led NS 355 south towards New Orleans, but were held up at the Amtrak Depot in Laurel while A59 sat out 90 frack sand cars.
NS 9243 with renumbered number boards (odd looking) comes through north Hattiesburg at track speed, getting ready to back off as it comes through downtown.