Generally known as “white knights,” KCS’s highest numbered SD-40 636 leads two mates and their southbound train by the brick depot at DeRidder, La. on Feb. 15, 1973. The last KCS passenger train, a remnant of the “The Flying Crow,” stopped there on May 11, 1968.
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