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.
I love the quaint old shortline caboose. This on obviously had some IC influence. I was to this location a couple of years ago, where once stood buildings, tracks, roundhouse there is only a bar... (more)
KCS Local in Monroe LA does work around the yard as traffic was at a very dull moment in the area for hours on the KCS Meridian Speedway Division between Mississppi & Western Louisiana.
Arkansas Louisiana & Mississippi Rail road AKA ALM local delivers their freight to KCS in Monroe LA & Picks up after to head back across town.
ALM 1815 pulls forward towards the KCS yard to interchange some cars.
NS 1071 leads the OSJEP-05 just south of Monroe, LA as it heads north. This route has many curves.
You won't find anything here anymore except a couple of interchange tracks. This was a prosperous down-home little operation.