Just past MP 80 on the former Southern Railway Murphy Branch, 1702 does all it can keeping a 20+ car (and 2 diesel) train moving over wet rail through the Nantahala Outdoor Center.
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 2-8-0 No. 1702 crosses the Tuckasegee River as the last Nantahala Gorge Excursion of the day returns to Bryson City on a beautiful fall evening.
As heavy rains from Tropical Depression 'Nate' douse the area, GSMR 1702 hammers uphill from Bryson City on slick rails with an excursion bound for the Nantahala Gorge.
We're in the Ferguson Valley for the 3rd runby of the GSMR's last photo special of 2017. Off to my right, out of the picture, is a small Cherokee burial mound. To my left, the 1702 climbs one of t... (more)
The last photo special of the year and also the celebration of 1702's 75th birthday meant a rare departure from Dillsboro and 6 photo runbys. Here, during the 4th runby, 1702 storms through the sm... (more)
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.