Franklin Industrial Minerals B23-7s 4023 and 3138 arrive in Rockwood to interchange cars with NS after the morning trip down the mountain from Crab Orchard.
The small switcher used to work the cement plant.
Switching the cement plant before leaving with cars for the NS Interchange.
Departing the cement plant with cars for the NS Interchange.
FMIX 4023 and sister #3138 depart the yard for the run to Rockwood, TN.
Franklin Industrial Minerals 4023 and 3138, now painted for parent company Lhoist North America, lead loads down the mountain to the NS interchange at Rockwood.
Franklin Industrial Minerals has recently repainted their locomotives into this new scheme representing parent company Lhoist North America, but still retaining “FIMX” reporting marks. FIMX 4023 a... (more)
FIMX 3138 rests at Crab Orchard during Fourth of July weekend 2010. Built July 1978 as SCL 5149, this unit could be considered the "odd ball" B23-7 on the roster with its low-short hood and EMD tr... (more)
The journey down the mountain begins as two B23-7s depart Crab Orchard with loads for the NS interchange at Rockwood on a spectacular spring morning.
Rockwood turn heads west across the last wooden bridge from it's destination in Crab Orchard, Tn.
Rockwood turn heads west through the former Tennessee Central tunnel through Walden Ridge.
In a scene that looks more like Oregon that Tennessee, FIMX's westbound road train creeps over the towering bridge at Westel.