Canadian National power stands out against the kudzu and other vegetation in the mountains of North Carolina. A standard cab SD60 leads 4 other units up the grade to famous Southern Loops.
The Virginian heritage unit leads westbound train 135 around the lower loop of High Fill on the Old Fort loops in western North Carolina.
Coasting down hill coming off the 'Southern Loops' sees N&W #611 leading a Norfolk Southern excursion train on its way back to Spencer,NC from Asheville,NC.
After 135 ran around them, P87 starts to notch up to prepare to take on the Old Fort loops with ex SOU high hood 5112 up front along with 1069, the Virginian heritage.
NS P87 is seen making its way through the Old Fort loops while passing the Andrews Geyser.
The NS 5112, ex Southern high hood, takes charge of P87 with NS heritage unit 1069 in trail on the West bound run back to Ashville as they navigate the famous Old Fort loops.
Prior to entering the famed Southern Loops of Norfolk Southern's S-Line, NS p87 passes a quant mountain scene just west of the community of Old Fort, NC, complete with seasonal trees and a very ac... (more)
135 slowly snakes it's way up Old Fort mountain at one of the many crossing of Mill Creek just west of Old Fort, NC.
744 slowly glides downgrade at the upper loop of High Fill in western North Carolina on the famed Southern Railway's "loops".
One of Norfolk Southern's newest leads eastbound Plant Marshall coal loads at Graphite on the loops in North Carolina.
1218 has just exited the 213 ft long Point Tunnel. This is the first of many tunnels she will pass through as she climbs the famous Southern Loops to Asheville, NC.
After "coming down the mountain" from Asheville via the loops, 611 continues her journey eastward back to Spencer, NC.
A cold morning in Old Fort ahead of Winter Storm Helena sees eastbound coal for Carrboro (Chapel Hill,NC) passing through the sleepy town of Old Fort. This train loaded at Kopper Glo the previous... (more)
Top Ten of 2016. With the year almost over, here's a look back at my Top 10 favorite shots from 2016.4. When it was announced that N&W 611 would be pulling an excursion fr... (more)
N&W 611 roars through one of the numerous cuts on the Old Fort Loops as fans look on in awe