Small railroad, really big bridge. Two Franklin Industrial Minerals B23-7's have a rock train headed downhill across Piney Creek in Westel, Tennessee.
Two high-nose hammerhead B23-7's are busy assembling the morning train for owner Franklin Industrial Minerals.
Don't fall in the chemical pond! Two high-nose hammerhead B23-7's are busy assembling the morning train for owner Franklin Industrial Minerals.
A roster shot of FIMX 4023. Originally built as Southern Railway 4023, to Norfolk Southern 4023. The 4023 was sold to Franklin Industrial Minerals when they assumed operation of the old Crossvill... (more)
The road train creeps through the tunnel at Westel. Note the TC logo above the locomotive.
The road train eases out of the plant and past the last cut of cars to take down the mountain to the NS interchange at Rockwood.
Crab Orchard, Tennessee.....a very quiet place at 1:30pm (central) on a beautiful Spring sunday. Two of the three B23-7's rest with the most recent addition, a GE 100 tonner.
The Franklin Minerals train creeps out of the tunnel under Roosevelt Mountain on its way to Rockwood to interchange.
The classic FIM GE's stroll into Rockwood to make their car swaps.
The Rockwood turn backs into their power into the shop to end the day.
FIMX GEs are in full dynamic descending to the Piney Creek trestle with eastbound rock loads. Fuji Sensia 100, Olympus OM4, Zuiko 85mm f2
A former Norfolk Southern GE emerges from an old Tennessee Central tunnel with the Franklin Industrial's daily turn to Rockwood. Fuji Sensia 100, Olympus OM4, Zuiko 85mm f2