Saint Louis San Francisco Railway engines at Amory, Mississippi

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Saint Louis San Francisco Railway engines at Amory, Mississippi

Amory, Mississippi is a crew change point on the old Frisco (Saint Louis San Francisco Railway). Engines 404, 646, and another GP38 are being prepared to take train 821 to Pensacola on October 5, 1978. If you look down the near track, you will see one of the shop workers standing on the hand rail to replace one of the rear headlights on engine 414. OSHA would have a fit these days. But this is 1978 and things were a lot simpler back then. The SLSF was merged with the Burlington Northern in November 1980.

Saint Louis San Francisco Railway engines at Amory, Mississippi

The units are on the train and ready to go south. Unfortunately, I was headed east and needed to cover a lot of miles. Disk 133