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Photos Taken While Riding On Amtrak's City Of New Orleans
  Amtrak Train #59 - The City Of New Orleans would have GE P42DC #48 for power tonight. This train would be one of two that would feature this unit as its
leader. This engine shares a number with one of my favorite Amtrak trains which is Train #48 - The Lake Shore Limited back home in New York!
  A quick photo from the platform of Track #22 at Chicago Union Station shortly before departing for The Big Easy!  
  Now out of Chicago, time for dinner!!! Tonight I would have the Beef Short Rib in a red wine reduction sauce with creamy polenta, a vegetable medley
& roll with the omnipresent Diet Pepsi! Good eats and a surprise meal since I didn't think dinner was served on this train due to its 8:05pm departure.
So this would be my "second dinner" after the two Big Macs I ate in the station!
  The next morning, we're in Charleston, MS where we see a farm tractor doing some work!  
  Crossing the Little Tallahatchie River at Philipp, MS.  
  Time for breakfast!!! Today I would have the Breakfast Blintz with french toast sticks and chicken sausage patties with a fruit compote,
orange juice, and my morning battery charger, Diet Pepsi (notice a pattern here???).
  Now arriving at Greenwood, MS.  
  A very impressive grain terminal in Sidon, MS.  
  A cotton field at Tchula, MS.  
  A view of Main Street in the busy metropolis of Tchula, MS.  
  A flower shop in Yazoo City, MS on West Broadway St. near the Amtrak Station there.  
  Some very nice looking rims on that 1963 Chevrolet Impala parked at the Amtrak Station in Yazoo City!  
  Good morning Canadian National! It's a nice day in Mississippi! This train was just outside Jackson, MS.  
  Canadian National GE EF644M #2335 along with C40-8W #2170 sit near the old Illinois Central roundhouse at the CN North Yard in Jackson.
The Illinois Central Railroad was the original owner of this mainline that we're on as well as this yard.
  A Sperry Rail Service Track Inspection Car in Jackson.  
  The switch tower at the CN North Yard in Jackson.  
  Now arriving at the Jackson, MS Union Station, located in the capital city of the Magnolia State of Mississippi.  
  The City Of New Orleans taking a break at Jackson Union Station.  
  Southbound, Jackson is the last smoking/fresh air stop on the City Of New Orleans.  
  What appears to be old, unused platforms at Union Station with a Jatran (the local city bus system in Jackson) bus terminal in the background.  
  Now out of Jackson, time for lunch!!! Today I would have the Penne Pasta with Meatballs in a tomato sauce with a small salad (not shown)
and a Diet Pepsi. I've had this before on at least one other train and it was delicious then, just as it was today!
  Now arriving at Brookhaven, MS.  
  Passing another CN freight at McComb, MS.  
  Now arriving at our next stop of McComb, MS whose station is also home to the McComb City Railroad Depot Museum.  
  Illinois Central 4-8-2 Steam Locomotive #2542 on display at McComb. This engine was built by the Lima Locomotive Works in Lima, OH in 1921 and was
built with a 2-10-2 wheel arrangement. It was rebuilt in 1942 to its current 4-8-2 configuration.
  Illinois Central extended-vision caboose #9384 is also on display here along with other pieces of equipment.  
  Illinois Central Wrecking Derrick crane #100417 is also among the pieces of equipment on display at the McComb City Rail Depot Museum.  
  Here's a grocery store we don't have up here in New York, Piggly Wiggly! This one is located in Independence, LA.  
  Now arriving at our next stop of Hammond, LA. This is the last stop before this train's final destination of the Crescent City of New Orleans, LA.  
  Lake Maurepas, located south of Ponchatula, LA. The highway in the background is Interstate 55.  
  Lake Ponchartrain!!! We would ride along it for quite a distance before heading into New Orleans!  
  We also would ride through lots of swamps in addition to riding alongside Lake Ponchartrain! Unfortunately, no gators were visible when we rode through!  
  Interesting looking house in the middle of that swamp!  
  This tower is at an area known as East Bridge Junction. This is not far from the Huey P. Long Bridge that we will cross tomorrow on the Sunset Limited!  
  Now making the turn on a large wye so as to then make a backup move into New Orleans Union Station.  
  Now in the middle of the backup move.  
  Some Amtrak power at the New Orleans Amtrak shops. For some reason, I'm reminded of the Steely Dan song "Hey Nineteen" when I see this unit!  
  Passing by the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, home of the National Football League's New Orleans Saints!  
  And finally, The City Of New Orleans has arrived at its namesake Crescent City!  
  OK Bonus! Private car "Yerba Buena" was at New Orleans Union Station after the City Of New Orleans arrived. This car will make the trip with us on the
Sunset Limited tomorrow morning. The car is owned by Rail Ventures Inc. and is an Observation-Lounge-Sleeping car that was built by Pullman-Standard
in 1942. This looks like a great car to take a cross-country train trip in!