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)
Blue Ridge Southern's T31 job crosses the French Broad river as it arrives into Asheville to interchange with NS.
Blue Ridge Southern's W84 job winds its way through Biltmore Village in Asheville with H/W equipment for the new natural gas plant at Lake Julian.
Fans of the old Southern Railway would be hard pressed to find a branch that feels more like the old road than this one. Watco now operates the line to Sylva, and a couple of times a week venture... (more)
Watco's Blue Ridge Southern train T-31 moves two GE turbines to the under construction natural gas plant at Lake Julian (Skyland).
T59 ducks under the new Howell Mill Rd bridge after switching Evergreen packaging in the background. The train is headed for Addie with 8 tanks for Enterprise Products.
Some of the Blue Ridge Southern's power rests outside the company's office in Arden, NC.
T31 rolls across Camelback trestle in the peak of 2017 leaves.
I haven't chased 59 in a while so I decided to grab them on the way to breakfast.
T59 woke me up this morning and since it was nice I decided to grab a few shots. Here they are slowing to a stop at Evergreen Packaging. The conductor will dismount and go to plant office for pape... (more)