|Steve Forrest posted|
A fine fall day in Oct 1975 finds a westbound Cotton Belt train leaving Memphis, crossing the "Mighty Mississippi" on the Harahan Bridge. Power is three Southern Pacific GP35 units - 6557-6631-6637. Kodachrome by Steve ForrestI-55 has been built just downstream from this bridge so the roadway has been abandoned. But a comment indicates it will be reopened to pedestrian and bike traffic. This double-track bridge is now owned by UP. It was used by the Rock Island (RI) and Missouri & Arkansas (M&A) as well as the St. Louis Southwestern (SSW) whose nickname was the Cotton Belt.
The bridge was NOT used by the Missouri & Arkansas Ry. - that railroad's eastern terminus was Helena, Ark., not Memphis.ReplyDelete