Norfolk & Western J-Class #611 leads the Norfolk Southern Blue Ridge Special west/north towards Asheville, NC, seen here just down the road in Black Mountain, NC, shortly after conquering the loop... (more)
The Blue Ridge Special
After crossing the Old Fort Loops NS 958 "Blue Ridge Special" with J-Class 611 in charge, sprint once again through Black Mountain, NC on its final leg of i... (more)
A Union Pacific SD70ACe leads eastbound coal train 744 into downtown Black Mountain.
After crossing the Old Fort Loops NS 958 "Blue Ridge Special" with J-Class 611 in charge, sprint once again through Black Mountain, NC on its final leg of its run to Asheville, NC. It wa... (more)
A shot I thought I could not get. As I say old meets new in this one NS 958 met the NS 135. This may have been the only train it met on this whole trip other thin I thank 162. But we where on a di... (more)
744 splits the signals at the west end of Grovestone near Black Mountain, NC with the Reading Lines heritage unit leading the way on this beautiful February morning.
The eastern redbuds are in full bloom as a very short P87 cruises down the mainline with a gondola full of support beams to be used to help stabilize the mountain between Old Fort and Ridgecrest.
NS 165 led by a CSX motor passes the West End of Grovestone siding where it just met P87 on it's way to Asheville.
BNSF power leads westbound 135 through Grovestone as the Black Mountains loom large in the background.
With the Black Mountains looming in the distance, a trio of Canadian units lead westbound 165 through Grovestone.
A very short 135 passes through Ridgecrest, NC on this hot summer afternoon behind KCS #3902.
NS 135 pulls out of the siding at West Grovestone with a trio of CN units leading after meeting M34.
135 sweeps around the curve at the West End of Grovestone for the final 15 miles into Asheville.
In beautiful afternoon sunlight 135 cruises through Grovestone with the Black Mountains looming in the distance.
A late season ice storm hangs on the trees around Ridgecrest as 55W climbs to the highest point on the S-Line.