KCS No. 53         
Kansas City Southern train 53 - running as Extra 657 South - was crossing the entrance to the Airline Drive-In Theater about a mile from its destination at New Orleans' West Yard. The second unit was F9Am 4053, and when this photo was taken, F-units and older geeps had recently began running with SD's on the line into New Orleans. I was told this was a fuel conservation measure, but it also released SD's for use elsewhere on the railroad. Before long, the usual power became a trio of newer geeps or a GP-slug-GP set.
Date: 11/8/1981 Location: New Orleans, LA   Map Show New Orleans on a rail map Views: 217 Collection Of:   Michael Palmieri
Locomotives: KCS 657(SD40-2) KCS 4053(F9AM)    Author:  Paul H. Oliver. Jr. Photo
KCS No. 53
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