Lhoist North American (Crab Orchard,TN-Rockwood,TN) 10/6/2017

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jw1987

Member
Paid a visit to the Lhoist North American short line in Tennessee today. They interchange with NS at Rockwood,TN and haul rock from a quarry in Crab Orchard. The line uses several high hood GE's which are due to be retired next year.

37491269206_e64d2e9432_z.jpgLhoist North American #4023 East, Ozone,TN 10/6/2017 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr
37491271776_815cc53f46_z.jpgIMG_7428 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr
37491273816_b56034a15c_z.jpgLhoist North American #4023, Westel,TN 10/6/2017 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr
37491275506_98097e8195_z.jpgIMG_7463 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr
36829637744_ac6c3f56d1_z.jpgIMG_7492 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr
37281081830_9d2d028c18_z.jpgIMG_7501 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr
 
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Bill Anderson

Well-Known Member
Honestly I'm not sure. It's right past the tunnel, maybe it has something to do with that.
You may be right, it has the shape of a tunnel bore. Is it standing on a siding or on the ground?

The countryside looks like it will be beautiful in the fall once the leaves have turned. Long time members know that I am always asking for autumn photos. I hope you will return trackside for photos of autumn leaves and those old GE units before both are gone.
 

jw1987

Member
The inside of the tunnel does look pretty good for being on a short line: 23699262828_2c0fcc4caf_z.jpgIMG_7432 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr

From what I've found, apparently they had a few issues with the tunnel caving in within the past few years, so that device was used for the tunnel.
 
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