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Date: 01/10/22 18:14
The Rock in Mississippi
Author: srman

Yeah I know it's the Mississippi Delta RR however in Sumner Ms. you wouldn't know it by what's sitting around. On January 5th I passed thru the area of northwestern Mississippi to discover a railroad that I never actually saw in real life. Beautifully restored to Rock Island colors a GE in the red and yellow and EMD's in the blue and white were looking good.








Date: 01/10/22 18:56
Re: The Rock in Mississippi
Author: refarkas

First-class set!
Bob



Date: 01/10/22 19:56
Re: The Rock in Mississippi
Author: cabsignaldrop

Very nice! They are keeping their locomotives clean!

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Date: 01/10/22 20:05
Re: The Rock in Mississippi
Author: Apalachicola721

The -9 has been used very little since it’s acquisition. Rock island cannot use it north of Sumner until the tracks and bridge approaches are resurfaced and physical plant reconditioned on their “main” line.

Robert has a nice railroad. It’s turned out good for him.

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Date: 01/10/22 22:39
Re: The Rock in Mississippi
Author: SOO6617

2127 looks like an ex-FNM Super-7 from Mexico, it is not a Dash-9.



Date: 01/11/22 00:41
Re: The Rock in Mississippi
Author: boejoe

Looks like the caboose in photo 1 background may also be RI inspired.



Date: 01/11/22 07:17
Re: The Rock in Mississippi
Author: bq23dash7

Very nice!  "Long live Rock- be it dead or alive..."

John

 



Date: 01/11/22 07:17
Re: The Rock in Mississippi
Author: dschlegel

I always liked these paint schemes!

Dan

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Date: 01/11/22 08:01
Re: The Rock in Mississippi
Author: SantaFe9820

It is just a regular old C40-8 of CN, UP, and CNW heritage

SOO6617 Wrote:
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> 2127 looks like an ex-FNM Super-7 from Mexico, it
> is not a Dash-9.



Date: 01/11/22 10:28
Re: The Rock in Mississippi
Author: srman

One of the caboose.




Date: 01/11/22 10:55
Re: The Rock in Mississippi
Author: Topfuel

This guy has also purchased a few passenger cars in the last year - an Amtrak Certified sleeper lounge obs car, and an ex-Santa Fe former-bar lounge dorm car from the Iowa Pacific sale.



Date: 01/11/22 13:47
Re: The Rock in Mississippi
Author: ns1000

Niice..!!



Date: 01/12/22 19:37
Re: The Rock in Mississippi
Author: Apalachicola721

Robert does charters in his private car that’s currently Amtrak certified. He runs it from New Orleans to Memphis and Chicago, regularly.

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Date: 01/16/22 20:16
Re: The Rock in Mississippi
Author: RI_SD40-2_4790

SantaFe9820 Wrote:
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> It is just a regular old C40-8 of CN, UP, and CNW
> heritage
>
> SOO6617 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 2127 looks like an ex-FNM Super-7 from Mexico,
> it
> > is not a Dash-9.

Rock Island did some upgrades and classifies it as a C42-9.

Dylan VanAntwerp
Jesup, IA



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