1702 lugs her heavy \ consist up the short grade into the siding at Nantahala where she will then reverse back to the outdoor center for a one-hour layover.
Just past Milepost 80, 1702 rounds a curve near the Nantahala Outdoor Center with a westbound Nantahala Gorge excursion. She has 6 mile climb to the run-around siding in Nantahala before she can h... (more)
GP7 711 and GP30 2467 depart the run around at Nantahala with the now eastbound Nantahala Gorge excursion heading for the outdoor center.
Passing a popular photo spot called "Jump Rock", 1702 works her 2:00pm Nantahala Gorge excursion west to the run around in Nantahala.
1702 rounds a curve nearing Wilmot with the west bound Tuckasegee River excursion on its return trip to Bryson City on a warm afternoon.
GP9 1751 and former Sante Fe GP30 2467 tie up the mainline in the Bryson City yard switching out the Nantahala Gorge consist as storm moves in. As soon as the pair clear up the main, 1702 will hea... (more)
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.