With it being the day after Valentine's Day --it's only appropriate that we share a love story.
Where does you love story with the railroads begin? It could be love for family heritage. Maybe it's the love of seeing your child's eyes light up in sheer amazement. Is it the love of finally completing your model layout? Maybe it's the love for the overall culture of the rails or maybe the beauty of the engines themselves... Wherever your love affair begins -- we are grateful that it has brought us together.
SR, Meridian, Mississippi, 1952
Mississippi's Meridian Union Station was always busy around mid-day as two northbound Southern Railway trains passed through within an hour. Local no. 44 (right) arrived first and left last, while the speedier Southerner, no. 48, stayed only fifteen minutes (this allowed the E8 locomotive to get water for its steam generator). September 16, 1952. Photograph by J. Parker Lamb, © 2016, Center for Railroad Photography and Art. Lamb-01-104-01