T59 has just slowed to stop just east of the Balsam Stop board. Here the conduction will set the retainers before heading down the steep grade ahead. Maintenance on the railroad's fleet of GP39-2s... (more)
T59 drops a sizeable cut of boxcars into the siding at Hazelwood before heading west with a tank train for Sylva. Maintenance on the railroad's fleet of GP39-2s has left the crew running long hood... (more)
Climbing westbound toward Canton Yard with a solid loaded chip train, T31 crosses the 100 year old East Canton Trestle in beautiful storm light this afternoon.
T59 crosses one of the large trestles on the way to Sylva. The grade here is about 5%, requiring the crew to apply retainers before descending. Today's train consists of two GP39-2s, six LNG tank ... (more)
T59 rolls westbound through the suburbs of Waynesville. I just recently moved into this area and immediately eyed this out of place field as a potential photo location. It only took me about a wee... (more)
T59 swaps out cars at Giles in Waynesville. The shot is framed by Bell UH-1 Iroquois, Huey, helicopter parked at the local VFW.
Watco's Blue Ridge Southern W44 departs Asheville under the classic Southern Railway signal bridge at Biltmore.
T59 shoves a cut of box cars into the warehouse of Evergreen Packaging's Waynesville plant with a fresh bed of January snow blanketing the yard.
T31 hustles through the suburbs of West Asheville leading a short train from Canton. I'm used to chasing slow moving GSMR and T59, so trains on this end of the Murphy Branch seem to move along a l... (more)
T31 heads east through Hominy Valley.
T31 with a short train ducks under the Groundhog Rd. bridge bound for Asheville from Canton.
T59 emerges from a tree tunnel and into the morning sun, passing milepost 18 and the Canton yard limits. The train is returning light after a short morning of switching in Waynesville to the west.... (more)
Conductor Tim Keegan gives big double thumbs up as his short Asheville bound train rolls by the storage siding at Coburn on the way out of Canton.
The daily T31 Asheville turn is almost back home as it climbs the stiff grade into town.
Blue Ridge Southern T31 screams up the Camelback Grade, clinging to a lush hillside, as it approaches Canton.