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June 1998

East Tennessee Railway in Johnson City

The ETRy is making money at this, moving dirt. These are fulls and emptys being swapped out in the ET yard with the little yard office just off to the left.

Let me see if I can get this straight. Slightly (and I emphasize the word "slightly") contaminated dirt is dug up and loaded into these containers down around Erwin (I believe) and hauled by truck to the ET yard. When the truck gets to the yard, a crane puts the full containers on the container cars and takes off the emptys, which are hauled by truck back down to Erwin to be loaded again. Once they get a full train of dirt, it is hauled by the CSX to Utah to be dumped in a hazardous waste containment site. All the ETRy is doing in this is providing a place to load and offload the container cars. Pretty good work if you can get it.

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