Tuesday, June 21, 2016

In search of Shortlines day 1

In search of Short Lines....After attending the NS's Safety Train awareness 
training class at Oak Island,  went home, packed the vehicle, and left for 
parts unknown.  Driving I-81 south through blinding rain storms in Maryland 
and northern Virginia, the weather cleared to a beautiful day.  First stop 
was to check on the Franklin Mineral Industrial railroad...found one unit 
playing peek-a-boo at the loader and others buried deep in the compound. 
New owners discourage photography...take all the pictures you want....from 
outside the front gate. Oh well...  On to the Caney Fork & Western.  Found 
two units sunning themselves at the shops in McMinnville, TN.  Nice paint 
scheme, much different from what I had shot back in the 1980's.  Travelling 
through Tullahoma, TN found a CSX slug set, then on to the Walking Horse & 
Eastern.  Lots of stored hopper cars and this bedraggled F-unit.  Following 
the line , found a ex PRSL GP-38 at Wartrace, TN.  On to Columbia, TN for 
the night.   to be continued.

Kermit Geary, JR