Last of the Loops. On what appears to be the last day it is running, NS 123 appears on the Southern Loops at High Fill as it begins its run down this side of the mountain and into Old Fort... (more)
A massive 123 with 146 cars, mid train DPUs and manned power on the rear begins its descent down the southern loops on its way from Asheville to Linwood, NC. The first few cars have just exited Bu... (more)
NS 123 winds around Andrews Geyser at Dendron, NC. The mid-train DPU's had barely disappeared on the high fill when the lead units appeared below.
Dark rain clouds hang in the valley as Norfolk Southern train M23 approaches Old Fort, NC after having passed through the famed Loops.
I'm always impressed by the engineering masterpiece of the old Southern Rwy loops. Here 2 big motors blast up the grade with just 10 loaded chip hoppers in tow. In just a couple minutes they will ... (more)
After meeting an empty woodchip train in downtown Old Fort, NS 135 has begun its climb toward the summit of the Blue Ridge on a foggy Halloween Day 2009.