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John 3:16
Earlier today I took a trip to De Ridder, LA to take care of some business. Here's what I saw.

Beauregard Parish (county to the rest of the US) Chamber of Commerce
KCS De Ridder, LA Chamber of Commerce by Mark St. Aubin, on Flickr

KCS 337 stainless steel caboose on display next to the museum
KCS 337 by Mark St. Aubin, on Flickr

KCS motivational sign along the main track
KCS Thank You For Working Safely by Mark St. Aubin, on Flickr

KCS MOW crew from Missouri (confirmed) giving those track machines some TLC

KCS MOW by Mark St. Aubin, on Flickr

TIBR Looking West From De Ridder, LA Former ATSF Oakdale Subdivision. Ex-ATSF ramp track for "piggyback" service on right.

What look's to be a "tree tunnel" is an optical illusion. Trees are close to the track, but there is an overpass at the top that gives it the tunnel effect.
TIBR Looking West From De Ridder, LA by Mark St. Aubin, on Flickr


Retired From Railroad
Love the KCS depot and caboose. Those clay tiles are a dead giveaway that it is KCS. The depot looks to have been added on in recent years due to the variation in the brick colors.


Railfan Railroader
Great photos Mark. We have about 1 mile of trackage rights on the KCS in Greenville. I enjoy seeing KCS trains with their variety of power.

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