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Southern Belle

Southern Belle

Kansas City–New Orleans Southern Belle at Texarkana, Texas, Oct. 24, 1969. Consist: bulk mail car, coach, diner-lounge-observation.

Southern Belle

Southern Belle

Kansas City–New Orleans Southern Belle at Texarkana, Texas, July 4, 1969 (2 extra coaches for holiday weekend, plus office car Kay See on rear).

KCS E8A 28 is moving at track speed with the…

KCS E8A 28 is moving at track speed with the Southern Belle in this 12/1967 view. The power and train are quite clean, belying the trains imminent demise.

The Southern Belle eases out of the KC termi…

The Southern Belle eases out of the KC terminal a few blocks into it’s journey to the sunbelt, passing the old Municipal Stadium home of the A’s for that final summer in KC before heading to Oakland.

June, 1967

June, 1966 view of the Southern Belle with …

June, 1966 view of the Southern Belle with E8A 25 doing the honors and a second E8 trailing.. One E-unit was the norm for this train.

Southern Belle

Southern Belle

Kansas City–New Orleans Southern Belle at Gravette, Ark., July 29, 1961.

6/18/1961 view of Train #2, the northbound S…

6/18/1961 view of Train #2, the northbound Southern Belle at Joplin, MO. It’s led by E3A 21 which is notable for being the KCS’ first diesel locomotive. 

Southern Belle

Southern Belle

New Orleans–Kansas City Southern Belle departing New Orleans, 1954.

Southern Belle

Southern Belle

New Orleans–Kansas City Southern Belle ready to depart New Orleans, April 1951.

Southern Belle

Southern Belle

Observation car of Kansas City–New Orleans Southern Belle, 1948.