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Date: 08/06/01 06:30
Memphis Images
Author: jch9596

It's been almost two years to the day that I went to Memphis for the first time. After some bad luck at railfanning and map reading, I was ready to keep heading west. Just over the river on I-40, I looked to my right and saw a train. I took the first exit, backtracked and this is what I found:

A BNSF train with Candaian National SD75I and Santa Fe blonde was stopped on the main with a broken knuckler. I stopped a few miles down the track and waited.


Joe H.
http://www.carolinarails.com




Date: 08/06/01 06:32
RE: Memphis Images v 2.0
Author: jch9596

The next day, after a night's sleep at the Ramada Inn in W. Memphis, I caught this train in Turrell, Ark. It was the first time and last time seeing a Kodachrome in person.




Date: 08/06/01 06:37
RE: Memphis Images v 2.1
Author: jch9596

Then it was to Kentucky Street where H1 #1101 was leading a pig train out of Memphis.




Date: 08/06/01 06:45
RE: Memphis Images v 3.0
Author: jch9596

Next up, I found my way to the Norfolk Southern yard and caught an east bound train led by a Union Pacific SD40-2. Out of six units on this train, only one is NS black.




Date: 08/06/01 06:59
RE: Memphis Images v 3.0
Author: DE30AC

Thanks for bringing back some memories. I was in Memphis in 1991. I saw a lot more Illinois Central back then. Memphis was the first place I ever saw a stack train. I look forward to any photos taken in Memphis.



Date: 08/06/01 06:59
RE: Memphis Images v 3.0
Author: jch9596

Most of my good Memphis shots come later in the year. But here is one final shot from late summer 1999.... a four unit train coming through Harvard complete with red and silver B unit.




Date: 08/06/01 07:02
RE: Memphis Images v 2000
Author: jch9596

Later in the year, I was living there and getting better shots in my opinion.




Date: 08/06/01 07:10
RE: Memphis Images v 2000
Author: jch9596

At Mound City Rd. just off I-40....




Date: 08/06/01 07:18
RE: Memphis Images v 2000
Author: jch9596

In Marion w/Memphis in the background.




Date: 08/06/01 13:03
RE: Memphis Images v 2000
Author: trackn

i like this last one a lot. nice job!
-tim

http://www.angelfire.com/al3/trackpix/



Date: 01/11/19 13:52
Re: Memphis Images
Author: SD80MACfan

jch9596 Wrote:
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> A BNSF train with Candaian National SD75I and
> Santa Fe blonde was stopped on the main with a
> broken knuckler. I stopped a few miles down the
> track and waited.

The number on that CN unit looks like 5604. If so, that would make it an SD70I, which is a rare catch in itself as there were only 26 ever built, CN 5600-5625.



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