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Date: 03/23/19 10:17
GM&O unit at Meridian,Ms - Sept 78
Author: gcm

(1-4) Arriving and departing Meridian on the Southern Crescent, passed GM&O GP38 714 working the yard.

 



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Date: 03/23/19 10:17
Re: GM&O unit at Meridian,Ms - Sept 78
Author: gcm

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Date: 03/23/19 10:18
Re: GM&O unit at Meridian,Ms - Sept 78
Author: gcm

(5) Departing, 714 is still working with an ICG freight leaving.
That is the GM&O  freight building in the background with the name in neon.
Gary



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Date: 03/23/19 10:35
Re: GM&O unit at Meridian,Ms - Sept 78
Author: Hou74-76

I am so glad you captured these moments in living color.  Countless the number of things you cannot see anymore.  Love the shot of the dome/lounge and the seasoned Southern brakeman.  Just like I remember it. Although, odd isn't it, to see the diner so near the rear.  The GM&O shots remind me a lot of J. Parker Lamb's work. Thank you!



Date: 03/23/19 10:53
Re: GM&O unit at Meridian,Ms - Sept 78
Author: UP951West

Is that an ex MoP dome car ? 



Date: 03/23/19 11:11
Re: GM&O unit at Meridian,Ms - Sept 78
Author: gcm

UP951West Wrote:
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> Is that an ex MoP dome car ? 

Built in 1952 for the Wabash (The Bluebird).
Gary



Date: 03/23/19 14:15
Re: GM&O unit at Meridian,Ms - Sept 78
Author: ctillnc

Southern had two domes, 1602 and 1613, both by way of the N&W and the CofG. After the Nancy Hanks II was discontinued on Amtrak Eve, one dome ran on the south end of the Southern Crescent (reportedly it couldn't clear the tunnel into Washington Union Station in those days) and other ran on the Asheville train. After the Asheville train was discontinued, either dome would run on the Southern Crescent.



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Date: 03/23/19 14:30
Re: GM&O unit at Meridian,Ms - Sept 78
Author: SCKP187

Nice look back at how it used to be.  Thanks for showing.
Brian Stevens



Date: 03/23/19 17:15
Re: GM&O unit at Meridian,Ms - Sept 78
Author: refarkas

My favorite photo is number two with the "Coke adds life" billboard.
Bob



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