High Iron Travel's "Southern Explorer"
Rare Mileage Excursion
May 25-30, 2010

Part 7, Meridian, Miss.-New Orleans

Interior of Meridian depot, looking toward Amtrak ticket office.

Northbound NS freight

At last, #19 arrives. Meantime, an NS yard job has fetched our PV's off the M&B and will couple them on the back, delaying the train 20 minutes or so. This Meridian-based conductor will take us to New Orleans.

The museum has a Southern caboose (to right), two heavyweight passenger cars, neither very photogenic, and this M&B caboose on display.

High Iron Travel's Steve DeGroot and John Downing help with the hoses between #19's rear Viewliner and our PV's.

Meridian depot from the north side.

We'd been staring at these Southern Belles in the yard from the depot all morning; they never moved.

Two more were in the yard on a run-thru eastbound, KCS to NS.

Riding back here was ROUGH, side-to-side, not bad track.

Depot at Slidell, La

Crossing Lake Pontchartrain

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