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

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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.

Lhoist North American #4023 East, Ozone,TN 10/6/2017 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr
IMG_7428 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr
Lhoist North American #4023, Westel,TN 10/6/2017 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr
IMG_7463 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr
IMG_7492 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr
IMG_7501 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr
 
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Bill Anderson

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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.
 
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The inside of the tunnel does look pretty good for being on a short line:
IMG_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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