crossing the Tuckaseegee River
With the crew preparing to head west toward the Nantahala Gorge, the old GSMR GP7 awaits her turn on another day while in the small Bryson City yard. A storm would hit moments later, drenching the... (more)
Southern Railway #6133 is seen here at the Bryson City Depot during Railfest 2007. 6133 is visiting from the North Carolina Transportation Museum.
GSMR 1702 awaits rebuilding. As of 2013 the engine is under a tarp and awaiting funds.
The "Triple Seven," built in 1954 as UP 277, leads a Tuckasegee River excursion eastbound while I hide in the bushes along Thomas Valley Road. The first open car behind the engine was picked up in... (more)
'Bout ready to handle the dinner train
Pacing in a boat is a heck of a lot easier than chasing in a car on this part of the line...
Up close and personal, there is no mistaking the bold face of this classic EMD. This was shot from the caboose on the return trip to Dillsboro.
Just another day at the office for long time GSMR Conductor, Jim Matthews. Jim spots his train up to be be loaded with tourists for todays excursion.
In happier times, an eastbound excursion returns to Dillsboro with the second trip of the day. 2-8-0 #1702 was trailing at the end of the train having pulled the westbound run. Now, neither the 17... (more)