Southern Belle

By Staff
The Southern Belle, Kansas City Southern Railway's passenger train, sits at Union Station in Meridian on Wednesday. The Southern Belle was in Meridian while crews finished cleanup from a train derailment about 40 miles outside of town; the train left for Shreveport late Wednesday. The Southern Belle originally provided passenger service between Kansas City and New Orleans from 1940 to 1969.
Today's version, which has reconditioned vintage rail cars and locomotives, provides passenger service for dignitaries and Kansas City Southern business associates on special trips.
Photo by Paula Merritt / The Meridian Star
June 10, 2004

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