Americold Caves

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Big T's Comment
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I finally got to pick up in the caves in Carthage, MO tonight.

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RealDiehl's Comment
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Is that snow blowing around in there?

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Big T's Comment
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No just dusty.

Is that snow blowing around in there?

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Thanks for the pics Big T! Do you currently have a trainee with you? If so that would be a great experience as I hear many people talk about how tight most caves are. I'm not familiar with Carthage is it difficult to find the dock you needed once inside? Do they give you directions or a map before entering? Then again, with the new breed of drivers relying strictly on GPS they may not know HOW to read a map of the cave system

RealDiehl's Comment
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(Not trying to answer for Big T. here) This looks like the cave I was at most recently, Rob. They did provide a map at the gate showing you where the cave entrance is. There was parking just outside so I walked into the cave to check in. After i got a call with door assignment i drove in. After i got loaded I then asked "how the heck do i get out of here?"

Big T. may have had a different experience.

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Big T's Comment
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Lol that was pretty much my experience. When I was finally able to pick up they had us go through the tunnels to get to the other side due to the roads being icy.

They gave me a map.

I do have a trainee. These caves had plenty of room. At least the docks I went to.

(Not trying to answer for Big T. here) This looks like the cave I was at most recently, Rob. They did provide a map at the gate showing you where the cave entrance is. There was parking just outside so I walked into the cave to check in. After i got a call with door assignment i drove in. After i got loaded I then asked "how the heck do i get out of here?"

Big T. may have had a different experience.

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Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Most of our deliveries to Carthage are drop. But the first time I had to actually deliver in the caves I had to go to the very end and I was a newbie. Scared the hell out of me. But if you use your space and take your time it's not that bad. I took a lot of pictures and it really looks tighter then it actually is... still all your friends think you are something special that you did that... LOL

Dave S (formerly known as's Comment
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My first and only time so far was in the first section. With all the employee's 4wheelers around made it challenging.

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