My only time shooting Franklin Minerals came in late July 2007 where I caught the old Southern Railway B23-7 4021 doing some work. I wanted to catch them on the road but had to be back in South Ca... (more)
Lhoist North America, located in Crab Orchard, TN just off of I-40 between Knoxville and Nashville is home to an eclectic mix of motive power, but most notably their high hooded former Southern Ra... (more)
LHoist North American B23-7 4021 at the Crab Orchard facility. Photo taken with permission.
A couple former Southern B23-7's say hello to each other in Crab Orchard, TN. The FIMX 4021 is much better off than the 3999, as the latter is now used as a parts source to keep the Lhoist North A... (more)
Lhoist North America B23-7 #4021, built for the Southern Railway in 1981, works the Crab Orchard Mine on a sunny morning.
High Hood on a High Bridge. Led by a former SOU High Hood GE, the Lhoist limestone train heads east from Crab Orchard to Rockwood over this old and high wooden bridge.
Sitting in some gorgeous sunlight, a pair of Lhoist's GEs sit in their yard awaiting the next call of duty.
Sitting in some gorgeous sunlight, a pair of Lhoist's GE's sit in their yard awaiting the next call of duty.
GE B23-7 3138 leads the return trip of the road train as it crosses the final trestle heading back to the plant in Crab Orchard.
Lhoist North America's two ex-Southern Railway B23-7's lead the day's road train through Renfro Hollow. At some point during the Tennessee Central days, there was branch line to a short-lived coal... (more)
Making a rare appearance on their road train, both of Lhoist North America's ex-Southern Railway B23-7's are seen at their Crab Orchard Plant assembling the days road train. Since the arrival of t... (more)
The Lhoist road train continues to assemble their outbound train for the day.
Lhoist eastbound taking loads to the NS interchange at Rockwood, Tn
3999 is the parts unit to keep the other units running.
4023 spots cars for loading at the mine.