Monroe was a favorite place back in the day. Things have settled down unfortunately. The great original paint scheme seems to be trying to get out.
The Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi Railroad is a 52.9-mile short-line railroad that started operations in 1908 in northern Louisiana and southern Arkansas. Here their job #100 is ready to hea... (more)
Kansas City Southern FP9s sitting in Monroe, Louisiana during one of the stops for the holiday train
Two KCS ACe's are about to depart Monroe leading an eastbound freight.
A loaded grain train, 2x1 Dp-d, passes over the Quachita River in downtown Monroe as they work west on the Vicksburg Sub. They are following a slow moving MARSH. They both met the hot IDAAT here a... (more)
An Arkansas, Louisiana & Mississippi local freight passes through the median of divided highway Route 165 as it heads south into Monroe Louisiana. A GP40 and GP28, both built without dynamic brake... (more)
A Kansas City Southern local crew works the small yard on the east side of Monroe, Louisiana kicking cars into blocks. On the point is KCS 2950, a GP40-3 still wearing the KCS "gray ghost&quo... (more)
MRL SD45-2 310, the oddball (Slide Scan)
This scene could easily be mistaken for one of GM&O's smaller outlying facilities across Mississippi and Louisiana, but - in spite of the black and white geeps - this is the former IC yard in Monr... (more)
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.
ALM departing KCS Monroe yard returning to ALM railroad with interchange traffic
One of the last former MidSouth GP10s to make a final stand on KCS was the 1081 which is seen teaming up with a KCS GP40-2 on a local job while drilling cars in Monroe, La.
A westbound KCS manifest is seen bearing down on the the east side of Monroe, La. with a leased ex SSW SD45T-2 leading which was a welcome sight to my lens.
KCS 616 leads two other rebuilt EMDs as it leads a westbound manifest through Monroe, La.