NS 213 wastes no time moving through Belmont, NC on a spring-like Sunday afternoon.
Many people have asked me over the years "What is your favorite shortline?" Well folks, here it is. And this photo typifies why. Two factory-original EMD units in spotless as-delivere... (more)
Two trains and two railroads meet for a hand-off of three loaded flat cars. Blue Ridge Southern has just backed through downtown Sylva to the MP 47 on the western end of town. Great Smoky Mountain... (more)
NS 756 charges south through the small town of Mayodan, NC. In about 40-45 minutes this train will arrive at it's destination of Belews Creek Steam Station just south of Pine Hall, NC. Pushing on... (more)
The NS 3170 "Southern" and crew prepare to start building the P30 in the North Winston yard and it would later lead the train east on the K-Line.
NS 135 idles patiently at Old Fort for 744 to clear the switch. 135 is being led by one of the last few standard cab SD70's still in service.
Seen from above the Pigeon River in downtown Canton, Blue Ridge Southern T59 is dwarfed by the Evergreen Paper Mill as they switch the west end of Canton Yard before helping T31 put their train aw... (more)
Blue Ridge Southern's attractive herald on the nose of SD40-2 4205 fits in nicely with its background as Canton-Asheville turn T31 makes the eastbound journey to "the city up in the clouds.&q... (more)
On a bright and sunny March morning, Blue Ridge Southern T31's crew is pulling 11 cars from the Evergreen paper mill that they will take to Asheville after a brake test and attaching an EOT. The s... (more)
Ever since NS got these SD90MACs from EMD I have seen planty of them I just have not seen one leading in good wether. But luck has it 119 had one leading today. Speaking of 119 it's had some reall... (more)
Working west back to Canton, a quartet of Blue Ridge Southern SD40-2s rumble past the Crown Plaza golf course and the classic non-automatic approach signal.
After pulling some woodchip hoppers from the bottom, Blue Ridge Southern T31 begins cycling back through Canton Yard to pull up the yard office before departing for Asheville, North Carolina and N... (more)
Here we see NS 348 passing through Salisbury NC on the NS Mainline... This town sees probably about 30-40 trains a day including 8 Amtraks..
PRR 5809 poses by the restored Barber Junction Station built in 1898. This station was moved to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in 1980.
Blue Ridge Southern train T31 hurries towards Asheville on a bright winter morning as the beautiful hills of western North Carolina stand in the distance.