NS 8102 races south leading a short 229.
After dropping off the loads & grabbing the empties, the Lhoist road train accelerates out of Rockwood for the climb to Westel with GE B23-7 3138 on the point.
After spotting the loads for NS, the two ex-Southern dash 7's pull up to grab the empties & head back to Crab Orchard. Since the arrival of the 3043, it's been rare for either of the high hoods to... (more)
I made my most recent visit to Lhoist just as the last of the fall color was hanging on. As was typical, the much hated(apparently by both fans and crews alike) rebuilt GP35 was in the lead of the... (more)
FIMX 4023 accelerates out of the interchange with NS in Rockwood to begin the 2% climb to Willet Hollow tunnel. Lhoist North America's Crab Orchard operation is unique in that not only do they shi... (more)
LNAX 3043 descends the grade into Rockwood, Tennessee to interchange with Norfolk Southern on a rainy August morning.
An NS SD70ACU Speeds southbound towards Chattanooga in Rockwood Tennessee.
A rather late 177 heads south through Rockwood on the CNO&TP with SD70ACC 1809 leading.
The 3 time a week transfer from the limestone mine at Crab Orchard crosses Coalbank Hollow bridge shortly before arriving at the NS interchange in Rockwood, TN.
Tucked away on a small mining operation you can still find high hood B23-7s in regular operation and it was great to see one of them still running the way the Southern intended. The 3 time a week ... (more)
NS 9820 leads a southbound freight blasting through Rockwood.
The 3rd of 4 trains to fly by in an hour. NS 9762 leads a hot shot intermodal in the golden hour.
NS 6931 leads a southbound empty gondola train with a blown ditchlight.
NS 1125 leads a hot shot southbound intermodal through the small town of Rockwood Tennessee.
NS 7519 leads a mixed freight Southbound kicking up dust at restricted speed after waiting for a long day of MOW work.