GP38-2 665, F9B 151, GP7 562 and GP38AC 653
GP38-2 665, F9B 151, GP7 562 and GP38AC 653 Memphis, TN circa September 1973.
Location is Memphis, Tennessee.
The train is southbound (geographic northeast at this point) on the Memphis Subdivision. It has just crossed the Mississippi River into the city. The train’s headend is located between Shelco (Shelby County), mile post 483.1 (MP 483.1) and Union Railway crossing, MP 483.6. Just off the single track Mississippi River Bridge the Frisco’s main becomes double track from Shelco to Tennessee Yard, MP 496.4.
The trailing unit of the five locomotive unit consist is Frisco GP38AC 657.
The tracks in the foreground belong to the Missouri Pacific (MP) Railroad, the St. Louis Southwestern (SSW) or Cotton Belt and the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific (CRIP) or Rock Island. These tracks have just come off their two track Harahan Bridge over the Mississippi River. Just ahead is their Kentucky Street Interlocking.
Just beyond The Frisco, MP, RI, SSW and the Southern, Louisville and Nashville will enter the Broadway corridor of multiple tracks across central Memphis. This will extend eastward to K C Junction. At K C Junction the lines separate to their respective routes to the north, northeast, east and southeast.
Visible in the distance to the left of the lead locomotive’s pilot are the backs of the northbound highway signs at the Interstate 55 (I-55) (west and south), E. H. Crump Boulevard (east), Riverside Drive (north) clover-leaf interchange. The westbound white automobile is on West E. H. Crump Boulevard just before it turns into I-55.
View is looking southwest.
Thanks to Mark Davidson for the details.