For the first time in 12 years, GSMR 1702 graces the ragged rails of the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad east of Whittier. In a hurry to make a ceremony for her return, the 1942 built locomotive pa... (more)
GSMR 777 leads the Wizard of Oz train past a campground near Bryson City NC
Should we be grateful for what we have or hopeful for what we don't?
While #1702 is the only operating steam locomotive on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, she's not the only one they own. T... (more)
Just east of Whittier, 1702 steams by, in a hurry to make a ceremony for her return in Bryson City. She wouldn't make it though, over heating a bearing just a few miles away, cutting short her mai... (more)
After 12 years rusting in the North Carolina mountains, the air is once again pierced by the sound of her whistle and smell of her smoke.
The summer days are long... the Tuck Trains are not.
Lucky 7's leads a short Tuck Train
GSMR 1751 heads through Wilmot west towards the farms of Thomas Valley and ultimately Bryson City. A female passenger has booked the day's locomotive cab ride.
GSMR 1751 past the farms of Thomas Valley. A female passenger has booked the day's locomotive cab ride.
GSMR 1751 leads the day's Tuck Train around the bend at Ela. A female passenger has booked the day's locomotive cab ride.
So back in October I took a trip to the GSMR and I got to say I like there railroad excursions that they have. Here is GSMR 711 waiting while people board the train.
After nightfall it will be "lights, camera, action". Headed up to the Clinchfield from northeast Georgia for the weekend I made the usual stop at Dillsboro to check out GSMR's operation.... (more)
GSMR GP7 #711 has just completed another round trip to Dillsboro, North Carolina through the scenic Tuckasegee River Gorge on a chilly January afternoon
GSMR's 2nd Polar Express run of the night departs the North Pole (Whitter, NC) for it's return run to Bryson City where it will load a third and final trip for the evening.
Newly acquired former Santa Fe GP30 leads the eastbound run of the Polar Express into Whitter, NC on a wet December evening. Word on the street is that GSMR will paint this unit in the coming mon... (more)