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Date: 05/20/20 18:25
One on the road . . .
Author: 3rdswitch

.   .   .    as had happened numerous times in the past, while crossing the might Mississippi River into Vicksburg, MS, eastbound, an eastbound KCS train just happens to be crossing at the same time. Since the speep for trains is ten mph for nearly two miles on the approach to the old IC bridge as well as the west approach, there is lots of time to pick a spot to catch it. In this case, the train is a UP KCS NS run through intermodal Dallas to Atlanta coming out of the second of two tunnels that trains pass through after crossing the big bridge across the river. Not sure of the story behing the huge size to this tunnel as it looks like an HO train passing through an O gauge tunnel?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/20/20 18:25 by 3rdswitch.

Date: 05/20/20 18:57
Re: One on the road . . .
Author: pedrop

Great photo. For sure it is a huge tunnel bore. It can easily have triple stack in the center.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways

Date: 05/20/20 19:15
Re: One on the road . . .
Author: texchief1


Randy Lundgren

Date: 05/21/20 05:29
Re: One on the road . . .
Author: SP8595

Neat consist, neat shot!

Date: 05/21/20 06:28
Re: One on the road . . .
Author: bmarti7

Thanks for sharing-love Vicksburg.


Date: 05/21/20 14:01
Re: One on the road . . .
Author: PasadenaSub

Wow, I didn't realize there were any tunnels in Mississippi.  Is this one of the pair of tunnels near the highway interchange just east of the river?


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