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The Farmers of New Market, Tenn.


photo by David Luttrell

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  • Axel and Jeanne Weber Ringe live on Bays Mountain — a fair portion of which may be moved in order to connect the proposed intermodal facility to Interstate 40.
  • Jack Kramer is one of many Jefferson County farmers who believes that an intermodal facility will cost his county more money than it will generate locally.
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  • Danny Shelton and Shelton Farms, a successful Community Supported Agriculture venture that stands to be polluted if the intermodal becomes reality.
  • James Arville Finchum, his son Andrew, and Daisy. In the distance, over James' shoulder, you can see the proposed site for Norfolk Southern's intermodal facility.
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  • On the subject of relocating, Rev. Charles Hobbs says, 'There is no place equal to what we have here.'
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In May 2009, our New Market neighbors learned that their local government and Norfolk Southern had been secretly planning a 700-acre intermodal railroad facility and logistics park for two years or more. Here are David Luttrell's photos of New Market's farmers and their land.

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