|RAILROAD HISTORY PHOTOS, Page 1
|CORINTH - Early view of station at this famous crossing. The Corinth Depot now
welcomes visitors with a Railroad Museum and Cafe. In 1861 the Memphis and Charleston
Railroad here met the Mobile and Ohio to link the Alabama Coast with Tennessee and
points north, the Great Lakes and the Northeast.
|AMORY - This engine
#1529, a Baldwin 4-8-2,
pulled the train that brought
Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt
to Amory in 1934.
|MERIDIAN - M & B and
Southern cabooses under the
overpass near Meridian Union
Station. The Meridian and Bigbee
line is now part of the BNSF
system. Southern was the name of
an ante bellum east west route and
also a rail system in this century.
TRAVEL OUR STATE TO LEARN
|NATCHEZ - The Canal Street Depot near the Miss. River is being renovated to house
condominiums and small shops. This covered platform is ideal for flea markets and concerts and
other downtown events. The rails once ran between the two-story brick station on the corner of
Canal and State Streets and a smaller passenger depot in the middle of the block. This section
was once the scene of many boarding houses and railroad hotels for travelers and workers.
Several old lodging establishments have been restored and converted to retail use. One special
place is the Turning Pages Book Store near the station.
|RENOVATION UNDERWAY - The Mississippi Central Passenger Station in Natchez
|Miss. Central Freight Offices