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.
Franklin Minerals' Rockwood Turn arrives at the NS interchange with loads of limestone and calcium carbonate. Franklin Minerals uses several nicely painted locomotives for their operation; seen he... (more)
Exiting the tunnel through Walden Ridge, Franklin Minerals' Rockwood Turn is about to start heading down a steep grade as the tracks wind down off the Cumberland Plateau and into the town of Rockw... (more)
Franklin Industrial Minerals' Rockwood Turn passes through the rural community of Daysville as it heads east with loads of rock and calcium carbonate. Franklin Minerals owns and operates the segme... (more)
Building the train bound for Rockwood.
Re-editing some older shots, reflecting on how rare it is to see GEs this old.
Franklin Industrial Materials road train eases over the last bridge before the NS interchange in Rockwood. The former TC was engineered to last much longer than it did, with impressive steel bridg... (more)
A pair of FIMX B23-7's lead the road train downgrade over Fall Creek on one of the lines spectacular wooden trestles on a brilliant fall day.
A pair of FIMX B23-7's build their train at the companies Crab Orchard plant. Also visible is the plant switcher 45 tonner as well as former NS 3999, used for parts.
Two of Franklin Industrial Materials B23-7's soar high above Piney Creek on their way to the NS interchange. Franklin Materials operates one of the most scenic portions of the old TC with many bri... (more)
On another great fall day in Tennessee, Franklin Industrial Minerals attractive B23-7's ease their way downgrade towards the interchange in Rockwood, crossing one of the lines many wooden trestles... (more)
Franklin Industrial Minerals 4023 leads a short mixed local eastbound across the newly converted wood to steel trestle in Ozone, TN.
Franklin Industrial Mineral's high-hood B23-7 sits idling as the crew prepares their train for departure eastbound to the NS interchange in Rockwood, TN.
Eastbound through Ozone on the Franklin Minerals.