On September 9th, 2017, the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad celebrated the 75th Birthday of our steam locomotive No. 1702. The specialty excursion ran between Dillsboro and Bryson City, North Carolina, featuring photo runbys at select locations. In Bryson City, the passengers enjoyed a turntable demonstration, a ninety-minute layover, and a celebratory birthday cake. After lunch, 1702 performed multiple runbys on the trip back to Dillsboro, including a stop at the famous wreck scene from the film "The Fugitive!" Sporting special white "Extra" flags, 1702 performed twelve runbys for the passengers over the course of the day, a new GSMR record!
Tickets are available for other steam excursions during 2017 online at www.GSMR.com/steam