On September 9th, 2017, the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad celebrated the 75th Birthday of our steam locomotive No. 1702. The specialty excursion ran between Dillsboro and Bryson City, North Carol... (more)
The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad No. 1702 heading West up Ferguson Hill in Bryson City, North Carolina.
The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad No. 711 heading East through Almond, North Carolina.
MEET AT BRYSON CITY: 2-8-0 #1702 moves west towards the turn table after dropping off it's train. Mean while, recently painted 2467 reverses west to switch the coach yard.
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 2-8-0 No. 1702 leads the westbound leg of the Tuckasegee River Excursion through the Thomas Valley as the Blue Ridge Mountains stand tall in the distance.
GSMR No. 1702 on the west end of the "Tuck Train" is pulled into Dillsboro for a layover before leading the westbound run back to Bryson.
On a trip with a fellow railfan that ended up a trip with 5 or 6 people chasing, GSMR 1702 rolls through one of the many large farms in the Thomas Valley.
GSMR 2467 sits ready to lead the Nantahala Gorge Excursion in the a.m.
The Nantahala Gorge Excursion departs Bryson City on time. 10:30 a.m.
After a lovely day of excursions, the Great Smokey Mountain RR 2-8-2 no. 1702 prepares to cross over the turnout leading to her sheltered turntable, readying for the next day's work.
Great Smokey Mountain RR is back in steam with 2-8-2 no. 1702, built for U.S. Military to send to Europe which never happened. Today she runs excursions through the scenic whitewater rapids of Nan... (more)
The 1702 splices the produce fields of Shelton Farm near Whittier, NC, as it leads a westbound Tuckasegee River excursion from Dillsboro to Bryson City.
GSMR Tuckasegee River excursion train heads east from Bryson City to Dillsboro.
1702 leads west through the Jackson Line community of Swain Co.
GSMR 1702 pokes out of the trees along the shore of Fontana Lake.