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Clarksville TN
Posted by Gypsy on Friday, May 13, 2016 10:31 PM

I am going to be visiting in the Clarksville TN area in June. I understand there is a local freight that goes into Clarksville along Wilma Rudolph Blvd. I would like to get some pictures on the bridge over the river going into Clarksville. Does anyone know the days it runs, and approximate times? Is there a place to meet it before it gets to the bridge? That way I can get set up. Thanks much

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Posted by CMStPnP on Sunday, May 15, 2016 4:53 PM

Do a search on youtube.    I think RJ Corman runs the operations there now and there are or were a few videos on youtube that might answer your question.

I bought my first new car in Clarksville at Mathews Nissan in 1986 while stationed there with the 101st Airborne.     It ran flawlessly from 1986 until I traded it in for a new car in 1993.   Took me through college and to my first job which was the plan.

Was last in Clarksville in 2009.

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Posted by Gypsy on Sunday, May 15, 2016 9:14 PM

[quote user="CMStPnP"]

Do a search on youtube.    I think RJ Corman runs the operations there now and there are or were a few videos on youtube that might answer your question.

I bought my first new car in Clarksville at Mathews Nissan in 1986 while stationed there with the 101st Airborne.     It ran flawlessly from 1986 until I traded it in for a new car in 1993.   Took me through college and to my first job which was the plan.

Was last in Clarksville in 2009.

 

Thanks for the help I didnt know who was running the operations there.

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Posted by CMStPnP on Monday, May 16, 2016 4:54 AM

No problem and I think if you want to railfan on Ft. Campbell you can as long as you stay in the built up areas (stay away from the woods and ranges).   You have to enter through Gate 7 to get a visitors pass.    Don't let the security or uniforms intimidate you.   Their security looks like an overseas embassy with the barriers rising out of the road, etc.     Once your on base though.....nobody really cares what you do as long as you stay away from the wooded areas which they should explain to you when you get your visitors pass.     The unit that flew the Bin Laden raid with the top secret helocopter equipment is stationed at Ft Campbell, security will intercept you long before you see their equipment but they are located in a heavily wooded area as well.......they are not at the airport.     So like I said stay in the built up areas as much as possible or have the Gate 7 people shade the map where you cannot go.

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Posted by Gypsy on Monday, May 16, 2016 9:54 PM

CMStPnP
railfan on Ft. Campbell

Thanks for the info. My son in law is stationed at Ft Campbell. He's wirks on the Blackhawks. So I should be all sewith where to go.

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Posted by CMStPnP on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 11:08 PM

Gypsy
Thanks for the info. My son in law is stationed at Ft Campbell. He's wirks on the Blackhawks. So I should be all sewith where to go.

One of the best units in the Army.    I used to fly on those Blackhawks, awesome technology they had a fully digital dash in the mid-1980's and I can imagine what they have advanced to now.      From an Infantry perspective they are a lot quieter vs. Hueys and can do much better with terrain of the earth flying at high speed, very hard to target one of those while flying with an experienced pilot.

Anyways, tell your Son in Law he may not realize it now but he will always remember with pride his days with the 101st.

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Posted by schlimm on Friday, July 08, 2016 11:35 AM

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