I had planned to take some pictures of the Majestic American Queen today and knew she may possibly leave around 1:00. As I came down the hills of my hometown of Vicksburg, MS to the waterfront, I noticed she had already turned around by her smokestacks and that she was headed out with the calliope playing. I knew I would not get a closeup today but got her leaving out towards the mouth of the Mississippi River while in the Yazoo Diversion Canal.
By the time I got to the Diamond Jacks parking lot she was headed northbound and was able to zoom in and get this picture of her headed to Memphis.
I was lucky to find this video of the calliope playing on the American Queen going southbound under the bridges of my hometown. Hope you will enjoy watching it.