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Anyone know anything about knoxville?

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  • From: knoxville, tn
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Anyone know anything about knoxville?
Posted by DarkTalon on Saturday, October 25, 2008 12:22 PM

Hey guys and gals, I live in knoxville, and I know that NS and CSX both run through here, as well as the local 3 rivers' rambler excursion and the local factory switching operation(both collectively know as the Knoxville and Holston River RR) handled by G&O(which is based here as well).. but I was wondering if there were any schedules or anything for the 2 large lines and maybe the G&O that runs around, or where I might find such information without possibly appearing supicious?

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Posted by Dakguy201 on Sunday, October 26, 2008 8:21 AM

With an avatar like that one you don't want to appear suspicious? 

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Posted by DarkTalon on Sunday, October 26, 2008 4:21 PM

It's just an avatar, I can't find any good ones that are rail related yet until I manage to get a camera and take some pictures of my own...

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Posted by K&ARailfan on Thursday, November 6, 2008 8:29 PM

I go to Oakdale, TN. There you can expect to see 2 to 3 trains every hour. Everytime we've gone there we've seen awesome locomotives (ATSF, BN, UP, CN, CP, BNSF, KCS, MRL, plus tons more). It's only about 20 minutes from Knoxville, and is easy to find on google maps.

The question of what CSX stands for comes up frequently on these forums, so here you go. C=Chessie S=Seaboard, X=Many More/The RR's that Chessie and Seaboard were comprised of (L&N, C&O, SCL, etc)
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Posted by DarkTalon on Saturday, November 8, 2008 2:28 AM

Nice, I will definately check that out!

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Posted by misteradio on Sunday, December 28, 2008 5:04 PM

 I live in Lenor City, east of KNX. There is a nice stretch of track between here and Loudon, where the NS line crosses the Tennessee River. And nice views of trains headed southbound coming off the Loudon river trestle.

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