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)
GSMR's ex-US Army/Reader Baldwin Consolidation 1702 leads an excursion out of Dillsboro to Bryson City along the scenic Tuckasegee River; the locomotive has been in the shop for firebox work since... (more)
Beautiful day in the Smokies
Crewman and passengers exchange a friendly wave as the power is run around the excursion on the GSMR. (JCH -- 300D)
The fog will lift, but is still heavy as a family gets their picture taken. This train will take us across Fantana Lake and through the Nantahala Gorge. (JCH -- 300D)
The train has come into the station and the passengers have disembarked the dinner excursion.... the third trip of the day for this engine. (JCH -- 300D)
It's a few minutes before 2 p.m. and the passengers are about to load onto the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad excursion that will take them -- and me -- by "The Fugitive" train/bus wreck. (JCH -- ... (more)
Idling after a full day of passenger service on Bryson City turns.
Originally built as SOU 2066, re# to 8241 & wrecked 21Oct72. Continued as #0000, used as instructional unit for training mechanical pers first in Birmingham, AL then McDonough, GA. Donated to SERM... (more)
A shot of the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad excursion train as it waits at the depot for passengers to board
Young railfan looks out in awe as the GSMR GP9 rolls out over the bridge.
Misty morning mountain departure. Canon EOS; Kodachrome
Exhaust almost straight up as little consol climbs up from Bryson City. Canon EOS; Kodachrome
Westbound out of Bryson City; Canon EOS; Kodachrome