The Franklin Industrial Minerals train pulls out of the plant at Crab Orchard to head for the interchange at Rockwood on a bright, sunny day in early fall. All three of the active B23s can can be ... (more)
Crossing one of the many wooden trestles along the route, one of the Franklin Industrial Mineral's B23-7s leads a six car consist towards the interchange at Rockwood.
Coming out of the mines at Crab Orchard, a short six car train creeps along the old rails with an ex-Southern B23-7 in the lead. It has a long trip ahead of it to the interchange and a big grade t... (more)
A lucky break in the clouds lets the sun briefly light up the scene as one of Franklin Minerals' very rare Ex Southern Railway B23-7's leads the tri-weekly train over one of the numerous wooden tr... (more)
The Franklin Minerals Crab Orchard to Rockwood turn makes its return visit to Daysville, Tennessee as it brings a fresh set of cars from the NS interchange yard back to the facility in Crab Orchar... (more)
A former Southern B23-7 leads the Friday version of the Franklin Industrial local to Rockwood across First Trestle on the former Tennessee Central under the bright morning Tennessee sun
The tri-weekly Rockwood turn departs homebase of Crab Orchard as they bring 15 cars toward its destination of the NS interchange in Rockwood
The Rockwood turn returns westbound up the former Tennessee Central mainline, crossing the last high wooden trestle before Crab Orchard.
FIMX 4021 and friend are parked up at Crab Orchard.TN. on a Sunday in October 2008.
The FIMX Limestone Train heads East to Rockwood, TN. Where they will interchange with Norfolk Southern, they are seen here passing through Westel, TN.
The FIMX Limestone Train heads back West from Rockwood, TN. With interchange from Norfolk Southern, they are seen here passing through Ozone, TN.
The FIMX Limestone Train heads East to Rockwood, TN. Where they will interchange with Norfolk Southern, they are seen here passing through the small community of Daysville, TN.
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
FIMX Limestone Train makes its way Eastbound as it passes through Ozone, TN. On their way to Interchange with Norfolk Southern in Rockwood, TN.