The 1702 slowly eases its way through the cut running along US 19 as the crew gets itself ready for the next uphill climb.
1702 climbs the at least 2% (could be 3+; I don't know what it is through here) grade up the horseshoe curve just west of Bryson City. The diesels on the rear of the train are having to do much of... (more)
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 1702 crosses the Tuckasegee River shortly after departing Bryson City. The fireman is laying on the No. 4 Fuel Oil in preparation for the climb out of town.
Passengers have huddled around the depot and the engine as they get their pictures and admire the engine before they board the train.
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 1702 waits in Bryson City for the boarding process to begin.
GSMR 1702 heads east back to the shops in Dillsboro after pulling a Nantahala Gorge excursion to be stored for a few weeks until the regular scheduled trains begin in May.
GSMR 1702 crosses the Tuckaseegee River just outside of Bryson City with the 2:00pm Nantahala Gorge excursion in October of 2017.
Just outside the Bryson City yard limits, GSMR 1702 starts its climb toward Jackson Line heading west with the 9:00am Nantahala Gorge excursion in October.
After pulling a Nantahala Gorge excursion, GSMR 1702 cuts away from the train in Bryson City to take a spin on the turntable.
The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad's 1702 puts on an amazing show climbing the grade out of Bryson City.
Passing Milepost 69, Great Smoky Mountain Railroad's 1702 rolls through Jackson Line with the Nantahala Gorge excursion on cloudy morning in October.
GSMR GP7 711 and GP9 1755 round a curve through a cut with the Tuckaseegee River excursion in tow heading eastbound for Dillsboro, NC.
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 2-8-0 No. 1702 crosses the Tuckasegee River as the last Nantahala Gorge Excursion of the day returns to Bryson City on a beautiful fall evening.
We're in the Ferguson Valley for the 3rd runby of the GSMR's last photo special of 2017. Off to my right, out of the picture, is a small Cherokee burial mound. To my left, the 1702 climbs one of t... (more)