Blowing a little smoke as The City of Grenada does one of its several run-by's in Oakland, Mississippi
A photo excursion organized by the NHRS Memphis Chapter and Iowa Pacific has the first stop in a day in a farmers field between Courtland and Pope in Mississippi.
This was a fun chase in the middle of winter, IP dressed up their classy train for blast from the past.
You can almost hear Steve Goodman or Arlo Guthrie singing in the background as IPH and NRHS Memphis Chapter recreate a small portion of the famed "City Of New Orleans", with 515 dressed ... (more)
'The City of Grenada' arrives into its namesake town after just crossing the Yalobusha River behind a pair of Iowa Pacific Holdings E8(A)'s masquerading as Illinois Central locomotives. The excurs... (more)
After a final check of the train, the crew of the "City of Grenada" photo charter/excursion prepares to board after all passengers are settled in.
Sponsored by the Memphis chapter of the NRHS and Iowa Pacifc, a reincarnation of Illinois Centrals 'City of New Orleans' speeds south through the small town of Oakland,MS behind a pair of reletter... (more)
At the end of the southbound portion of the "City of Grenada" excursion train, the E units were cut away from the train in front of the former Illinois Central depot and ran through the ... (more)
Sponsored by the NRHS Memphis Chapter and Iowa Pacific Holdings, the "City of Grenada" crosses the Long Creek through-truss bridge, north of Pope, Mississippi, during the first photo run... (more)
Iowa Pacific #515 was disguised as Central of Georgia #812 for a short time Friday, Thanks to the NRHS Memphis Chapter and Iowa Pacific Holdings for the great weekend
"City of Grenada" NRHS Memphis Chapter special highballs southbound on the same rails that once carried the famed "City Of New Orleans". What an absolute highlight in my life ... (more)
Sponsored by the NRHS Memphis Chapter and Iowa Pacific Holdings, the "City of Grenada" crosses the Little Tallahatchie River north of Batesville, Mississippi, during the Friday night pho... (more)