Southern Crescent, southbound, September, 1974  Contributor's Pick!       
An FP-7 and a heavyweight coach in the consist.
Date: 12/31/2005 Location: Purvis, MS   Map Show Purvis on a rail map Views: 2969 Collection Of:   John Sita
Locomotives: SOU 6914(E8A)    Author:  John Sita
Southern Crescent, southbound, September, 1974
Picture Categories: This picture is part of album:  Southern and Friends - 70s & 80s
User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
steven langsford General AWSOME PHOTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IS THIS A tourist train??? 11/18/2006 4:57:17 PM
Jon Searles General It doesn't look like a tourist train, as the equipment matches! Nice shot!! 5/13/2007 4:09:19 PM
Lucas McIntyre General Nice consist, yah I'd highly agree that is not a tourist train. That shot is one of my favorites now. 12/23/2007 12:21:03 AM
Jenny Vaughn General Beautiful! 5/25/2008 12:24:53 AM
Andy Guthrie General In revenue service. Southern Railway didn't join Amtrak till 1979. The Southern Crescent was both the last privately operated overnight train in the US and the last real E-unit streamliner. 8/2/2008 10:25:27 PM
William H. Davis Jr. General Great shot 8/12/2008 3:07:49 PM
J. Williams General Great Shot, Love It! 11/18/2008 11:49:49 PM
Jim Gavin General Nice shot John. 1/21/2009 9:44:19 AM
George Redmond General Excellent shot, Nice catch. 1/21/2009 1:04:30 PM
Ted Marshall General Those old Southern E8s A/B sets really turn me on! Great shot. 6/4/2009 6:10:32 PM
Jonathan Hinely General I love this shot. The heavyweight almost looks like a full dome if you look at it from a distance. Again great shot 12/5/2009 10:23:20 PM
Bernie Feltman General GREAT photo !! 1/13/2011 11:17:54 PM
Jim Satterwhite General I take it that the photo was not taken in 2005 but prior to 1979. Great location and great capture. 3/3/2011 6:02:19 PM
Ron Moraca General WHAT A KILLER SHOT OF THE SOUTHERN CRESCENT, LED BY SOU EHA #6914, JOHN!!!!!! 5/31/2011 8:00:48 PM
Fred Stuckmann General Very nice. 10/7/2011 4:57:56 PM
Kevin Nelson General Very Nice John: I believe this to be an upload date, Am I correct? 11/3/2012 6:28:26 PM
Tom Beckett General Beautiful shot of one of America's last great passenger trains, and one which survived the onset of Amtrak in 1971. It was a joy to ride, and the diner could not have been better-prime rib you could cut with a fork!! Some of the E units wound up on NJ Transit after the Crescent went to Amtrak. I had the good fortune to see them working out of South Amboy on the NY&LB in the 80's. It was not the first time a Southern E traded off to a GG 1, though!! 3/4/2018 3:37:48 AM

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