Lhoist North America’s ex-Southern B23-7 shoves a cut of covered hoppers full of limestone at the company's quarry in Crab Orchard, TN.
Lhoist North America sponsored Employee Specials from their plant location in Crab Orchard, TN to Rockwood, TN the first Saturday in November. Passenger equipment was provided by the Southern App... (more)
Lhoist North America B23-7 4021 at the Crab Orchard plant on a sunny Saturday morning.
Photo taken with permission.
FIMX 4021 and friend are parked up at Crab Orchard.TN. on a Sunday in October 2008.
The daily turn to Rockwood returns to Crab Orchard with a cut of empties, crossing one of this line's former Tennessee Central wooden trestles. Beware of things yellow on this line.. be they lease... (more)
FIMX's twin former-Southern Railway B23-7s prepare a train to head east to the NS interchange at Rockwood
The crew of the daily limestone train from Crab Orchard pull into Rockwood with loads. Here, they will drop off the loads to be picked up by the NS Emory Gap local later, and pick up empties, and ... (more)
Franklin Minerals eastbound turn to the NS interchange at Rockwood, TN crosses the high bridge over Piney Creek on this former Tennessee Central route.
FMIX's plant switcher sits shutdown for the weekend on the loader lead. Note the cool old NW car. There where a couple on the property. I wonder if they are in captive service within the plant?
Just after sunrise, the 4021 (ex-SOU/NS) is seen kicking cars at Franklin Minerals' limestone mine and processing plant in Crab Orchard.
With the days work done, the crew moves their power to the shop building on the right. The 3999 in the background provides spare parts to help keep the 4021 and the two other B23-7’s in service.
FIMX 4021 is former Southern 4021H.
Heading west the Rockwood turn crosses marshy springs that make up Fall Creek while passing through the Crab Orchard Mountains.
The 4021 & 4023 head up the Rockwood turn long hood forward with empties for the mine at Crab Orchard, TN.