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Step 3 started here in Chicago Union Station, or as Amtrak calls it, CHI, and ends in NOL.  You know the song.

Since Train 59 departed after dark, the first photos I got were here, Loosahatchee River, just north of Memphis.  What I’ve learned is that when on WiFi, photos do not identify location taken.  Remember that all these photos are taken through tinted windows and from the tracks.

Dry bulk barge loading port on the Wolf River.

Memphis Pyramid with I-40 Bridge in background.

American Queen.

House in Memphis just south of Frontline condos.

Inside the Superliner Sightseer Lounge Car.  

Mississippi River valley agriculture.

I saw a crop-duster airplane but the scale here made the shot impossible.

Pano looking across a field toward the Mississippi River…

Marks MS

Little Tallahatchee River

Money MS.  Check that link.

Pulp wood for a paper mill

Note the livery on these Kansas City Southern locomotive and compare it to that on the Panama Canal Railway engine here.  There is a connection.

Brookhaven MS.

McComb MS has a Bo Diddley connection, and acknowledges it here.

McComb also has this Illinois Central locomotive on display.

Since we were doing 79 mph parts of the trip, half an hour after crossing into Hammond LA, we took the causeway east of Lake Maurepas and started the long arc around Pontchartrain heading for NOL.

Note the greenery under the interstate bridges. 

All photos, any errors, WVD.

This marks the end of step 3 of 10, about 2000 of +5000 miles done.


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