Scenes along the ET&WNC in On30 again...


Lee Bishop
 

A mixed train meets a commuter train at the water tower near Hunter, TN on the Stoney Creek branch...

Elsewhere, Robert Nidiffer digs up some ash near the interchange with the main line to Johnson City.

Residents of Stoney Creek often wonder what he does with the buckets of ash he walks off with, but with wartime rationing in effect, it's one of the few things that is easy to obtain...


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Lee Bishop
Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30


Dean Smith
 

Lee,
    Very nice!  I’m looking forward to seeing the Stoney Creek Branch in person next September.
 
Dean
 

From: Lee Bishop
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2021 10:12 PM
Subject: [ETWNC] Scenes along the ET&WNC in On30 again...
 
A mixed train meets a commuter train at the water tower near Hunter, TN on the Stoney Creek branch...

Elsewhere, Robert Nidiffer digs up some ash near the interchange with the main line to Johnson City.

Residents of Stoney Creek often wonder what he does with the buckets of ash he walks off with, but with wartime rationing in effect, it's one of the few things that is easy to obtain...


--
Lee Bishop
Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30


William Uffelman
 

Looking good.Thanks for sharing.

Bill Uffelman 



On Wed, Oct 6, 2021 at 7:14 AM, Dean Smith via groups.io
<smithfive@...> wrote:
Lee,
    Very nice!  I’m looking forward to seeing the Stoney Creek Branch in person next September.
 
Dean
 
From: Lee Bishop
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2021 10:12 PM
Subject: [ETWNC] Scenes along the ET&WNC in On30 again...
 
A mixed train meets a commuter train at the water tower near Hunter, TN on the Stoney Creek branch...

Elsewhere, Robert Nidiffer digs up some ash near the interchange with the main line to Johnson City.

Residents of Stoney Creek often wonder what he does with the buckets of ash he walks off with, but with wartime rationing in effect, it's one of the few things that is easy to obtain...


--
Lee Bishop
Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30


Tom Grabenstein
 

Nice pictures Lee. Here is what Google says coal ash can be used for:

"Coal ash is commonly re-used in a number of ways. For example, it is used as structural fill or fill for abandoned mines; as a top layer on unpaved roads; as an ingredient in concrete, wallboard, and in school running tracks; as an agricultural soil additive; and as “cinders” to be spread on snowy roads.”

Interestingly we live near a big coal burning TVA power plant “Cumberland City steam plant.” The ash and particulates are scrubbed and reused to make sheetrock (wallboard) at a near by plant. The sheetrock is shipped out by rail on bulkhead flat cars that go through town. So maybe Robert Nidiffer is on to something big. A pioneer recycler of sorts in Stoney Creek.

Doc Tom :)

On Oct 5, 2021, at 10:12 PM, Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:

A mixed train meets a commuter train at the water tower near Hunter, TN on the Stoney Creek branch...
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Elsewhere, Robert Nidiffer digs up some ash near the interchange with the main line to Johnson City.
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Residents of Stoney Creek often wonder what he does with the buckets of ash he walks off with, but with wartime rationing in effect, it's one of the few things that is easy to obtain...


--
Lee Bishop
Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30