1991 Northern Louisiana Tour

Railroadforums.com is a free online Railroad Discussion Forum and Railroad Photo Gallery for railroaders, railfans, model railroaders and anyone else who is interested in railroads. We cover a wide variety of topics, including freight trains, passenger and commuter railroads, rail news and information, tourist railroads, railway museums and railroad history.

Pat

Photo Critiques Welcome
Cool stuff. Back in the day when they'd let you take some shots if you knew how to stay out of trouble.
 

stlgevo51

Steam Chaser
Love those brown (ooops, I mean white) KCS units. Seriously, what railroad would paint their engines white? KCS can't even keep their belles clean, let alone solid white paint! (Okay, I know that is a 20 year difference, but their cleaning patterns are the same now as they were then!)

By the way, did MidSouth own anything other than those geeps (9's, 7's, 16's or whatever they are)? Of all the photos I've seen of the railroad (not too many), I've never seen anything different.
 

setxrailfan

John 3:16
By the way, did MidSouth own anything other than those geeps (9's, 7's, 16's or whatever they are)? Of all the photos I've seen of the railroad (not too many), I've never seen anything different.
Same here. I think these were ex-IC?

Thanks Jeff and Jeff.
 

NM_RailNut

Member
Love those brown (ooops, I mean white) KCS units. Seriously, what railroad would paint their engines white? KCS can't even keep their belles clean, let alone solid white paint! (Okay, I know that is a 20 year difference, but their cleaning patterns are the same now as they were then!)

By the way, did MidSouth own anything other than those geeps (9's, 7's, 16's or whatever they are)? Of all the photos I've seen of the railroad (not too many), I've never seen anything different.
IIRC, the reason for white paint was supposedly to keep the cabs cooler and avoid having to add A/C units. As for MidSouth, their locomotives were mostly ex-ICG GP10 Paducah rebuilds (the custom paper air filter boxes on the hoods are a key spotting feature) and some GP9s and GP18s.
 

setxrailfan

John 3:16
IIRC, the reason for white paint was supposedly to keep the cabs cooler and avoid having to add A/C units. As for MidSouth, their locomotives were mostly ex-ICG GP10 Paducah rebuilds (the custom paper air filter boxes on the hoods are a key spotting feature) and some GP9s and GP18s.
Michael- Some of those GP10's were bought by Railserve. There is one the 10?? locked away behind a fence at one of the area refineries. SDJeff might remember the number.
 




RailroadForums.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com

RailroadBookstore.com - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section.

ModelRailroadBookstore.com - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here)

Top