A Dozen Views from the Crescent.

Exploring the train, gazing out at the rolling panorama and nipping off for moments during station stops allows for snapshots of our journey.

Below are just a few of many views exposed on the way to New Orleans on Amtrak’s Crescent.

Gainesville, Georgia.

Gainesville, Georgia.
Breakfast in the diner.
Georgia-Alabama border.

Station stop at Anniston, Alabama.

Near Anniston, Alabama.

Rolling south on the old Southern Railway toward Birmingham.

Frisco 2-8-2 displayed near Birmingham, Alabama.

Baldwin switcher near Birmingham.

Birmingham, Alabama.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Meridian, Mississippi.

Meridian, Mississippi.

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One thought on “A Dozen Views from the Crescent.”

  1. By coincidence, I passed through Anniston, Birmingham and Tuscaloosa on 26 December 1978 on the Southern Crescent, in its final weeks of operation by the Southern Railway. Amtrak took over from 1 February 1979. I recall it as still a pretty good quality service, even it in that last period of private ownership.

    Hard to believe that 40 years have passed since that memorable trip.

    Michael Walsh

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