With No. 116 in the lead, two KCS GP-30’s have three F B units between them as the five team up to hustle southbound tonnage through DeRidder, La. on May 22, 1970. The train is headed to any of three ports — Lake Charles, La., or Beaumont or Port Arthur, Texas.
While Kansas City Southern's modern 'Southern Belle' scheme might be the most striking modern Class I scheme, the grey, white, and even Deramus red paint of KCS in the 1970s-1990s has an allure of its own. This album showcases vintage KCS from the GP30/SD