RailPictures.Net Photo: KCS 1 Kansas City Southern Railway EMD FP9 at Rich Mountain, Arkansas by Isaac Fulford
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» Kansas City Southern Railway (more..)
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» Rich Mountain 
» Rich Mountain, Arkansas, USA (more..)
» June 10, 2022
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» KCS 1 (more..)
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» Isaac Fulford (more..)
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KCS 1 Rich Mountain, Arkansas. We are deep in the Ouachita Mountain range as KCS 1, and the combination CPKC business train roar up the famed Rich Mountain grade on a moody morning. The southbound B-KCLR is 38 minutes into a multi-day run that will see it inspecting the KCS Main line all the way from origination in Kansas City, MO, to the international border crossing in Laredo, Texas. Rich Mountain is the quintessential shot on the KCS main. It's a great shot with sun and normal consists, but is made even better when the streamlined business train is in the picture. KCS' business train harkens back to a time when passenger rail had class, and was a staple in American culture. Trains such as the "Southern Belle" were rolling luxury hotels that whisked people of all ages speedily across the country to their many destinations. After the Amtrak takeover in 1971 scenes like that were almost eliminated from the railroad landscape. The KCS Southern Belle business train stands as one of the few streamlined passenger consists still around, and it stands to either fall, or face significant changes should the merger with the Canadian Pacific Railroad be approved by the end of the year. Thanks to Dave David Perkins for all the driving and work at this shot the day prior! Thank you for looking and enjoy
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