There are 11 steam locomotives on display around Mississippi. Texas & New Orleans Railroad (T&NO) 0-6-0 No. 841 is on display at the Terry Depot, in Terry, MS. Be sure to look for the 1923 ALCO built Mississippi Central Railroad 2-8-2 No. 141 on display along SR 28, near Georgetown, MS. One of six surviving St. Louis–San Francisco Railway 4-8-2 “Mountain” type steam locomotives, No. 1529, is on display in Amory at Frisco Park.
Did you know?
Mississippi’s first railroad was the West Feliciana Railroad and was completed in 1842. Norfolk Southern maintains 210 route miles of the states total 2459 miles of tracks. Amtrak’s New York-New Orleans Crescent City makes 4 stops and the Chicago-New Orleans City of New Orleans makes six stops in Mississippi.
The McComb City Railroad Depot Museum preserves the history of the railroads in southwest Mississippi. Rolling stock includes a Illinois Central Mountain type 4-8-2 steam locomotive #2542, a caboose and a wrecking derrick.
The Water Valley Casey Jones Railroad Museum displays include railroad items and artifacts from the defunct Casey Jones Railroad, rolling stock, photographs and documents of historical interest. Many of these came from the families of former IC employees and others with an interest in preserving Water Valley’s railroad heritage.