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Railroad: CSX Transportation
Subdivision: W&A
Milepost: J147.0
Nearest Station: Lookout

Lookout is where CSX Transportation's double-track mainline narrows to a single track to cross Lookout Creek, and then splits again, to either enter or bypass Wauhatchie Yard. There is a small park near the intersection of Cummings Highway and Old Wauhatchie Pike that sits above the two tracks and offers a good vantage point of the area with plenty of parking, and best of all in the summer months, plenty of shade. Norfolk Southern's double-track mainline is also visible to the west, as it crosses the CSX tracks heading for either Birmingham or Memphis (the track splits at Wauhatchie).

Lighting conditions are favorable at all times of the day - mornings favor southbound trains (leaving Wauhatchie Yard), whereas evenings favor northbound trains (entering Wauhatchie Yard). The bypass track is often occupied with a parked train awaiting a crew.

Aerial Photo
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Topographic Map
4 Meter Resolution
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Driving Directions: Take Interstate 24 to Exit #175, the Browns Ferry Road exit, and turn left if you exited from Westbound I-24, right if you exited from Eastbound I-24. At the traffic signal (Cummings Highway), turn left. Tracks are on the right. After crossing over the CSX tracks, make a hard right into the park.

Last updated August 5th, 2002.
Page layout © 2002 Matthew Sadler.
Topographic map and aerial photograph courtesy Microsoft Terraserver and the United States Geological Survey.