The fireman for 1702 checks the lineup of switches to couple up to the Southern bay-window caboose on the house track. After they drop the GSMR caboose, 1702 will be turned east for her deadhead t... (more)
1702 rounds a curve just outside Bryson City with the third Nantahala Gorge excursion of 2020. That afternoon she would do some switching in Bryson City before being turned and deadhead back to th... (more)
GP9 1751 and GP7 711 pass Chicago Metal and the railroad's diesel fuel tank with the return trip of the Nantahala Gorge excursion.
Southern Railway EMD FP7 #6133 arriving in Bryson City with the special train from Dilisboro. Taken on railfest 2007.
An early October snow had just begun falling as #1702 charged out of Bryson City toward the Nantahala Gorge. It was bitter cold, but surely made for an impressive display of steam.
1702 rolls through the fields of Shelton Farms with the last Tuckasegee River excursion of the year.
1702 powers up the east side of Ferguson Hill with the last Tuckasegee River excursion of 2019.
GSMR #1702 makes a run for "Ferguson's Hill" between Dillsboro and Bryson City.
Two minutes into its journey GSMR 1702 crosses a river and begins the climb out of Bryson City.
Have departed town and just passed through the horse shoe curve leaving Bryson City, GSMR 1702 tackles the grade on its trip west.
A rather patriotic group of rafters float down the river as the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Nantahala excursion passes by.
GSMR 1702 slowly moves towards the turntable after uncoupling from its train.
GSMR 777 brings the consist for an excursion train to the Bryson City depot, which will be led by 1702.
With the turntable being man powered, they allow passengers to get involved & give them the chance to turn the engine themselves.
Putting on a good show cresting the Ferguson grade. 1702 bring's it's train into the outskirts of Bryson City. This is one of my favorite spot's to get the train for obvious reason's.