KCS Meridian Speedway Volume 1 Louisiana

Will be available by 8/3/22 in Blu-ray & DVD!

The Kansas City Southern operates the ‘Meridian Speedway’, a busy 320 mile long rail corridor from Shreveport, Louisiana to Meridian, Mississippi. Volume One covers Louisiana from Shreveport to the Mississippi River at Vicksburg. KCS acquired this route in 1993 from MidSouth Rail and is former Illinois Central trackage. The Meridian Speedway operates as a joint venture with the Norfolk Southern (a 30% owner) and is used as a vital link to transport intermodal, manifest, bulk commodities and energy trains across their systems. Today it’s part of the shortest transcontinental railroad in the southern USA, as it connects states in the Southeast to the Southwest. KCS power dominates the action but you’ll also see trains of the NS, UP, BNSF along with shortlines Louisiana and North West and the Arkansas Louisiana & Mississippi Railroads. Rail footage era spring of 2022. Shot from the camera of Bradley A. Plets.

0:01 CP East Gibsland
1:12 Choudrant, LA
1:37 KCS job 20 highball!
1:59 Monroe, LA
2:25 Bossier City, LA - CP East Bossier
2:56 Shreveport, LA
3:19 KCS Monroe Yard
3:38 Shreveport turn job
4:04 Gibsland, LA - MP 127 Vicksburg Sub
4:27 Red River bridge at Shreveport
4:53 Job 20 at Monroe, LA
5:08 Ruston, LA depot
5:33 Louisiana and North West Railroad
5:58 Delhi, LA
6:28 KCS job 20
6:47 Bossier Yard

112 Minutes • Beautiful Color • Live Audio • Narration On/Off Options

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