1702 slowly comes to a stop as it reaches the end of its trip in Nantahala, NC. The man in the life vest will pick up riders who paid for the Raft N' Rail™ Wildwater package, where riders pay to r... (more)
1702 makes its way west through the Nantahala Outdoor Center.
A fishing boat and its two occupants slows down to admire the 1702 as it leads the Nantahala Train along Fontana Lake in Almond, NC. While the train is about to enter the Nantahala Gorge, the name... (more)
The 1702 slowly eases its way through the cut running along US 19 as the crew gets itself ready for the next uphill climb.
1702 climbs the at least 2% (could be 3+; I don't know what it is through here) grade up the horseshoe curve just west of Bryson City. The diesels on the rear of the train are having to do much of... (more)
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 1702 crosses the Tuckasegee River shortly after departing Bryson City. The fireman is laying on the No. 4 Fuel Oil in preparation for the climb out of town.
Passengers have huddled around the depot and the engine as they get their pictures and admire the engine before they board the train.
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 1702 waits in Bryson City for the boarding process to begin.
First steam run of the season approaching the end of its westward journey.
GSMR 1702 heads east back to the shops in Dillsboro after pulling a Nantahala Gorge excursion to be stored for a few weeks until the regular scheduled trains begin in May.
GSMR 1702 crosses the Tuckaseegee River just outside of Bryson City with the 2:00pm Nantahala Gorge excursion in October of 2017.
GSMR 1702 pulls into Nantahala to let off the passengers for the "Raft n Rail" trip. This was her second run to gorge this year. She'll return to Bryson City that afternoon and will be t... (more)
First steam run of the season heading to the Nantahala Gorge.
Passing by a popular spot called "Jump Rock," a group of rafters do the universal symbol as 1702 gives them a little salute on the whistle.