masthead_shortlines

Caney Fork & Western Railroad

cfwn_state Since its founding in 1983 the Caney Fork & Western Railroad has operated 61 shortline miles of former Seaboard System trackage from an interchange with CSX Transportation at Tullahoma northeast to McMinnville, Tennessee. Currently the railroad is a subsidiary of shortline operator Ironhorse Resources. Principal commodities include lumber, steel, fertilizer, grain, propane, and carbon black. Shops are maintained at McMinnville.

cfwn_map

CFWN system map / web

HawkinsRails thanks railfan Kermit Geary Jr. for use of his Caney Fork & Western photos

Motive Power

Caney Fork & Western #103

  • builder:Electro Motive Division
  • model:GP10 "Paducah rebuild"
  • type:B-B road switcher
  • built:Oct 1952 EMD #17035
  • series:327 rebuilt by ICG Paducah
  • engine:EMD 567C (156 cyl, 1750 hp)
  • notes:
  • blt Chessapeake & Ohio #5816
    rebuilt to GP10 by Paducah Shops
    to Illinois Central Gulf #8294
    to Mississippi & Tennessee #103
  • builder

    Caney Fork & Western #105

  • builder:Electro Motive Division
  • model:GP9
  • type:B-B road switcher
  • built:May 1954, EMD #18725
  • series:4112 produced 1954-63
  • engine:EMD 567C (16 cyl, 1750 hp)
  • notes:
  • blt Western Ry of Alabama #531
    to Seaboard System #1004
    to Caney Fork & Western #531, later #105
  • builder

    Rolling Stock

    Locations

    Click to see Caney Fork & Western shop area plotted on a Google Maps page

    Links / Sources

    This page was updated on 2016-07-11