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.
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
An eastbound freight descends the famous Southern Railway loops between Ridgecrest and Old Fort NC
An eastbound NS mixed freight traverse`s the famous Loops between Ridgecrest and Old Fort NC
Some fall color still remains in the trees as one of NS's "Blue Bonnet" DC-to-AC rebuilds grinds up the Southern Loops west of Old Fort.
132 breaks the silence in Old Fort with Norfolk Southern's Interstate heritage unit doing the honors as it passes the restored Southern Railway depot.
Train 65D works its way up the old Southern Loops. It's just starting to sink its teeth in to the grade as it works its way toward Andrews Geyser and High Fill.
The Southern Railway's crossing of the Blue Ridge Mountains is marked by severe grades and curvature, providing challenges for crews no matter whether they are ascending or descending the famous r... (more)
134 departs Old Fort behind a pair of Ferromex ES44AC's on a beautiful late Summer morning in North Carolina.
Having just descended the old Southern Loops, NS 134 eases in to the town of Old Fort, NC