Coming back into Canton and lugging up the grade T31 passes the famous house and trestle.
Roaring back through town and just cresting the grade. T31 rolls by a bystander taking a video. I bet it was a good one with the train in notch 8 here.
T31 is in notch 8 passing Coburn to make a run up the 3.3% grade back to Canton.
T31 passes through the country side of Candler, NC as the mountains for which this railroad was named after makes a nice backdrop for this photo.
After completing work at Asheville T31 rolls through the small town of Enka headed for Canton.
T31 looks right at home on the NS. They are seen here crossing the French Broad River coming into Asheville, NC.
After they finished working Evergreen Packaging T31 reverses back to change tracks and get ready to head to Asheville.
Blue Ridge Southern train T31 is getting their day started. Here they are pulling across the Pigeon River starting to building their train.
Blue Ridge Southern's T59 rolls into Addie long hood forward with a handful of tanks for Enterprise solutions a few more miles west. The dusting of snow in foreground is nothing compared to nearly... (more)
T31 is arriving back to Canton. They are struggling up the 3.3% grade with a loaded train for Canton.
Storm clouds from Florence move in from the coast as the Skyland empties await permission to enter Asheville Yard.
Since they ran quite early, I grabbed a quick shot of night shift Canton to Waynesville T73 as they switched the Giles Chemical epsom salt plant.
T31 engines are just poking out of a tree tunnel and into the sun. The train is switching and picking up a GREX rock train that has just been loaded at Vulcan's Enka quarry.
Black and Yellow, Rubber and Steel. T31 hauls its daily Canton to Asheville manifest behind a loaded GREX rock train.
"All Uphill From Here" - Blue Ridge Southern's T31 'Asheville Turn' works their way westbound through the small community of Coburn, North Carolina, identified by an original Southern Ra... (more)