Bigbee, MS

Discussion in 'Operations' started by trainchaser007, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. trainchaser007

    trainchaser007 Passed away September 22, 2017

    I was very young but I remember a RR crossing on MS Hwy 6 at Bigbee near the intersection with MS Hwy 371, just northeast of Amory. There is (or at least was) a gravel pit across the hwy from the mainline. (The last time I looked, there was a box car just off the side of the highway near the edge of the woods near the location of old crossing.) Was the line simply a spur for the gravel pit or was there more to it?
     
  2. trainchaser007

    trainchaser007 Passed away September 22, 2017

    I thought these images might bring back memories for the guys who worked the Bigbee, MS spur out to the gravel pit. I would still like a reply to the original post.
    Bigbee, MS - You can see a tree line where the spur split off from the Tupelo sub near the lower left corner. Bigbee 1.jpg
    Dinky Rd. (old spur RR bed) looking away from mainline Bigbee 4.jpg
    Dinky Rd. (old spur RR bed) looking toward mainline (mainline off in the distance behind the light pole) Bigbee 2.jpg
    Looking Northwest toward Nettleton at old Bigbee crossing. Bigbee 5.jpg
    Looking Southeast toward Amory at old Bigbee crossing Bigbee 3.jpg
     

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