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)
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.
Just outside the Bryson City yard limits, GSMR 1702 starts its climb toward Jackson Line heading west with the 9:00am Nantahala Gorge excursion in October.
After pulling a Nantahala Gorge excursion, GSMR 1702 cuts away from the train in Bryson City to take a spin on the turntable.
Southern Railway 630 and 4501 doublehead on a trip to Summerville through the famous Rock Springs.
After pulling a special Nantahala Gorge excursion, GSMR 1702 drifts through some fields in Whittier on its way east back to the Dillsboro shops where it will be stored for another month before bei... (more)
GSMR 1702 passes through Inspiration Park in the community of Ela (EEH-LAH) on her way west to Bryson City with decent size Tuckaseegee River excursion consist in tow.
On an extremely hot day in June, the oldest operating Southern Railway engine is dressed up in what is to be the best scheme it has ever been in (round number plate, whitewalls and trim, Southern ... (more)
GSMR 1702 exits through a tunnel of kudzu as she drifts along the banks of Fontana Lake with the 9:00 AM Nantahala Gorge excursion on a cool October morning.
Passing Milepost 69, Great Smoky Mountain Railroad's 1702 rolls through Jackson Line with the Nantahala Gorge excursion on cloudy morning in October.
GSMR GP7 711 and GP9 1755 roll past a small siding through the community of Whittier, NC with a Tuckaseegee River excursion. When they aren't in use, GSMR stores 4 open top rock hoppers in this si... (more)
GSMR GP7 711 and GP9 1755 round a curve through a cut with the Tuckaseegee River excursion in tow heading eastbound for Dillsboro, NC.
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.