Many thanks to Ronald Jones who still had most of the photo essays which I had sent out over the past few years. I had not realized how many there were! I likely will not post all of them in this blog format though there will be links to them from the Library Page.
I will eventually update all of the links from simple text to thumbnails with hyperlinks like I have done on the one below.
So here is a short photo-essay I sent out in 2010 about some 1988 images I had just scanned..
Thanks again, Ron!!!!!
To: Photo Distribution List
Subject: NO&NE Action at Pearl River - 1988 - CMP
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2010 22:21:11 -0500
A roll of slides that I took in 1988 has some great memories of the NO&NE around Pearl River, MS.
Perhaps my favorite image is this pace-shot of Southern GP30 2602 mid-consist. My how vivid is the memory of the sound of those little screaming EMD’s echoing through the tall pine trees:
And the leader, Southern 5003x:
White Flags flapping in the breeze, the Southbound SP run-through train storms through Pearl River:
The close runner up to my favorite shot of the roll is this picture of a particular crew member eagerly leaning over the handrails of SP 7838 at speed extending a friendly wave to the crew on the SOU 5003 North as they meet. And yes, as a testament to how times have changed, this employee is barefoot, wearing rolled up jeans, no safety glasses or gloves, I suppose he is maintaining 3-Point contact…..where is my rule book? :-)