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Norfolk Southern quit operating over the Chattanooga District between Lyerly and Crannic Junction (edge of Rome GA) in the late 1980's after they discovered problems with the bridge over the Chattooga River. They then used the line for car storage untill 1990 or 1991 when the rails were removed. All or part of the ROW is now owned by the Rome Department of Recration and a Rails to Trails now occupies part of the ROW from Crannic Junction to Lyerly.
The part from Summerville to Lyerly is part of the Chattooga & Chickamauga Railway's Chattanooga to Lyerly line since September 11, 1989. This portion has been out of service since the early 1990's but is not oficially abandonded. There are plans to re open this Summerville to Lyerly portion of the line in an upcoming rehab project.
It was and still is Krannet Jct. The locals call it Coosa.
Who is planning the Re-hab and who currently owns the track/leases it, Tenn Valley Scenic R.R.?? I have been interested in the Summerville to Lylerly section as another line for rail motorcar enthusiast use...
The Summerville/Lyerly segment still had it's iron down, and as of 11/2013 has indeed been cleared, ties replaced and ballasted to what looks like 10 mph service through and to just west of Lyerly.