With a fresh NS crew on board, train 26A (KCS I-DAAT) prepares to depart Meridian. Leading today's train is a Santa Fe Warbonnet, a rarity in 2022.
A pair of SP relics work the rest of their lives away on the Meridian and Bigbee.
How does that song go? “These are a few of my favorite things………”.
NB auto racks arrive passing the city’s new Western Star dump truck.
I tend to think of these as gone too soon but Conrail & NS got 25 years or so out of them so here’s a portrait that’s deserved.
The GE and the Western Star. Meridian may be my favorite railfan spot in the Deep South. Here a brand spanking new municipal dump truck witnesses the arrival of a one-unit eastbound freight.
A westbound stack train is headed for the “Racetrack” to Texas.
Obviously renumbered not so long ago. Apparently the “self steering” GE trucks didn’t work out as the ES series has dropped them. I like that complicated look.
Yard switcher du jour.
Southbound NS mainline train meets KCS coming off the “Racetrack”
The more things change the more they remain the same. The “Crescent” is departing southbound with a mismatched consist. One car with middle-age spread, one airliner on wheels, and auto racks... (more)
The Kansas City Southern business train stands ready to make what many believe will be its final trip over the Meridian Subdivision as the KCS ATDA-10 rolls off of the Norfolk Southern connection ... (more)
The KCS OCS arrived in Meridian with KCS 2 leading, but ran around its train and backed into the yard to await its departure Monday morning.
Amtrak 19, the Crescent rolls into the Amtrak depot in Meridian around 30min. late just as the sun popped out from behind the clouds.
The southbound "Crescent" rounds a curve passing a MidSouth GP10 with Heritage equipment.