Gulfport, MS Industrial Spur

Hytec Jul 10, 2021

  1. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    The Harrison County Development Commission has contracted with Mississippi Delta Railroad (Rock Island Line) to operate the 5 mile Industrial Seaway spur in Gulfport. The Rock Island will interchange with the KCS Gulfport Branch at their North Gulfport yard. RI GP15-1 1106 was transferred 2 days ago to the KCS engine terminal in Gulfport where I was fortunate to get unobstructed photos.

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    What's really neat is that the RI paint shop put the old G&SI emblem on the rear of the body. The Gulf & Ship Island was the original builder of the Gulfport Branch between Gulfport and Hattiesburg, MS in 1912.

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  2. Hardcoaler

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    Outstanding photos @Hytec! (y) Wonderful to see that the line's owners took the time to recognize the road's history with the 1106.
     
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  3. BNSF FAN

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    Great pics Hytec!!!! So cool to see Rock Island units riding the rails once more!
     
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  4. BoxcabE50

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    Brand new paint. That is a nice touch!
     
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  5. Hytec

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    Research shows that 1106 was originally CNW 4411, bought in July. 1976. It then was owned by UP and GMTX before RI bought it.
     
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    MY shot of her when she arrived at the GPT yard last week. @Hytec had better luck with the light.
     
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    Everything Old is New Again.
     
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  8. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Love that Rock Island blue!
     
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