PRLX 9556 (Ex BNSF, Exx BN) leads 135 out of downtown Old Fort to begin the climb up the loops.
The bitter cold that settled over the Blue Ridge mountains the first week of January has frozen Andrew's Geyser as P-87 makes the climb up the loops.
After descending the Old Fort Loops, M23 eases downhill just East of the Dendron signal as they march East.
The #8099 looks right at home as it leads westbound Catawba empties (Plant Marshall-Bailey Mine) across the upper loop of High Fill on the Old Fort Loops.
The #8099 looks right at home as it passes the restored Southern Railway caboose and depot on it's home rails in Old Fort, NC.
After having complete the loop around Andrew’s Geyser, N&W 611 is continue the climb to top of the grade at Ridgecrest, negotiating a series of loops and tunnels with “The Blue Ridge Special.” Th... (more)
Preparing to take on the famous Southern loops, N&W 611 is westbound ascending the grade with “The Blue Ridge Special” at the toe of the fill. In matter of minutes, the train will have climbed ov... (more)
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.