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Date: 11/28/22 05:00
KCS Holiday train going to Meridian
Author: toledopatch

Looks like a beautiful day in Mississippi. Anyone on here know if the train is running in daylight from Pearl to Meridian? or did it make that hop overnight.

Tomorrow the weather is looking a wee bit more hazardous for its trip into Mansfield, LA....



Date: 11/28/22 05:03
Re: KCS Holiday train going to Meridian
Author: howeld

Per a post on social media it was still in Pearl,MS as the sky was starting to lighten. No other information provided.

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Date: 11/28/22 05:29
Re: KCS Holiday train going to Meridian
Author: tuxedorailfan

Left Jackson, MS at 0612 this morning. By Newton, MS at 0720. 



Date: 11/28/22 06:25
Re: KCS Holiday train going to Meridian
Author: toledopatch

OK, thanks. Guess I should have waited in Meridian…. (In Newton now) sigh

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Date: 11/28/22 07:50
Re: KCS Holiday train going to Meridian
Author: tuxedorailfan

toledopatch Wrote:
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> OK, thanks. Guess I should have waited in
> Meridian…. (In Newton now) sigh
>
> Posted from iPhone

Should be tied down in the yard. The local yard engine will take the christmas cars over later today once NS gets done replacing som ties on the terminal track at the depot. I'll be there shortly after lunch to help get the Railroad Museum ready.



Date: 11/28/22 15:30
Re: KCS Holiday train going to Meridian
Author: toledopatch

The yard crew took the Christmas train over about 1100
People who were on the train told me the departure back to Shreveport should be around 8 p.m., and more specifically that Tuesday's move to Mansfield, LA should leave Shreveport at noon -- but also that the Mansfield stop is subject to cancellation if the weather gets rough; in that case the train would continue to Wednesday's stop in DeQuincy.



Date: 11/28/22 16:25
Re: KCS Holiday train going to Meridian
Author: toledopatch

At 6:15p there is still a huge line of people wanting to visit the train stretching out onto the sidewalk.

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Date: 11/28/22 17:58
Re: KCS Holiday train going to Meridian
Author: toledopatch

As of 8 pm the train’s reassembly isn’t close to starting. I don’t think I’m staying out for this one

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Date: 11/29/22 05:52
Re: KCS Holiday train going to Meridian
Author: tuxedorailfan

They officially departed at 1043PM last night. NS coal train held everything up. The event was over around 8-830PM as they started packing up. 



Date: 11/29/22 10:09
Re: KCS Holiday train going to Meridian
Author: toledopatch

Was that coal train also the reason for Amtrak #19 getting stabbed after it left the Meridian depot?

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Date: 11/29/22 10:11
Re: KCS Holiday train going to Meridian
Author: tuxedorailfan

toledopatch Wrote:
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> Was that coal train also the reason for Amtrak #19
> getting stabbed after it left the Meridian depot?
>

No, KCS had a train doing some yard work and they had to back out of the way. Blocked the crossovers. Hate we didn't cross paths!



Date: 11/29/22 19:46
Re: KCS Holiday train going to Meridian
Author: toledopatch

tuxedorailfan Wrote:
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> toledopatch Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Was that coal train also the reason for Amtrak
> #19
> > getting stabbed after it left the Meridian
> depot?
> >
>
> No, KCS had a train doing some yard work and they
> had to back out of the way. Blocked the
> crossovers. Hate we didn't cross paths!

I saw that KCS train working in the yard but did not realize it had the crossovers blocked. I would have thought they would have left the rest of their train west of town or otherwise out of the way.

At sunset, though, I took off in pursuit of the KCS freight that went north on the Artesia Sub and did this at Lauderdale. Any idea what its symbol might have been?
 




Date: 11/29/22 19:52
Re: KCS Holiday train going to Meridian
Author: toledopatch

I did shoot the OCS in the yard earlier in the day, though. This was shortly before 2 p.m. with #20, which had been ahead of schedule approaching Meridian but got held for some reason out by the airport, in the depot and a westbound NS->KCS stack train waiting for it to clear.




Date: 11/30/22 05:10
Re: KCS Holiday train going to Meridian
Author: tuxedorailfan

> At sunset, though, I took off in pursuit of the
> KCS freight that went north on the Artesia Sub and
> did this at Lauderdale. Any idea what its symbol
> might have been?
>  

This is the "Macon Local." It's a turn from Artesia to Meridian. I think its Job 108 if I'm not mistaken. 



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