crew on the last revenue train         
From left to right, me (I was just a guest) and engineer Robert Riley. Not in the picture was General Manager Brad Allen, who was the conductor on the train who was going ahead of us in a high rail truck. This picture was taken just before departing the Mississippi Central's only customer, Roseburg, just north of Oxford. This plant was shutting down and this train carried the last 4 loads out of the plant plus 2 storage cars to Holly Springs, MS for interchange with the BNSF. After this train, this railroad will be used for storage cars only and now faces an uncertain future. Our speed on this final trip was 5 MPH due to track conditions.
Date: 3/21/2016 Location: College Hill, MS   Map Show College Hill on a rail map Views: 566 Collection Of:   Joe Marascalco
Locomotives: KJRY 488(CF7)    Author:  Joe Marascalco
crew on the last revenue train
Picture Categories: This picture is part of album:  ICG Jackson District
User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
Fred Goff General I'm glad that you & Robert got to make the last run. 3/23/2016 12:40:45 PM
Joe Marascalco General thanks Fred! 3/23/2016 4:36:00 PM
Andre Wehrle General Hope they preserve it and re-open it at some point, there looks to be a gorgeous railroad bridge over Sardis Lake that would be easily photographed from the shouler of the parallel highway. 11/27/2017 5:29:39 PM
scott crotwell General Great shot and catch! Thanks for sharing! 11/23/2020 8:42:48 PM

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