Traffic on the very scenic S-line between Asheville, NC and Knoxville, TN is down to only 1 train each way daily. Lately, those 2 moves typically occur at night. Luck would have it that eastbound ... (more)
Westbound Linwood, NC to Knoxville, TN mixed freight 135 cruises along the banks of the French Broad River at Del Rio as the morning sun illuminates some Fall color in the tree tops.
Train 135 heads west from Asheville, NC on its way to Knoxville, TN. The lightly used "S" line follows the French Broad River most of the way from Asheville to Newport, TN before breakin... (more)
Daily manifest 123 climbs the mountain and crosses the defect detector at MP 191.1 and the approach signal to Del Rio siding as it heads makes its way east towards Asheville, NC in afternoon light... (more)
The sound of a raging French Broad River is broken up by the sound of howling dynamics as 135 heads West towards Knoxville's Sevier Yard.
Train 135 glides down grade through Del Rio, TN on its way from Asheville, NC to Knoxville, TN.
A loaded coal train makes it's way down the old Southern Railway River Line toward Asheville, passing through the rural community of Del Rio, Tennessee in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
NS #1800 glides along the banks of the French Broad river at Squaw Valley near Del Rio, TN with train 123 (Decatur, IL-Linwood, NC) in tow.
NS train 744 Crosses the French Broad river at Weaver's Bend on its way to Asheville, NC.
A loaded coal train climbs up grade as it makes its way along the French Broad River towards Asheville, NC
The Pennsylvania heritage unit leads westbound 135 over the calm waters of the French Broad river along the NC/TN boarder at Weavers Bend.
Returning from it's first revenue run, NS 4005 and 4003 lead westbound Catawba empties at Wolf Creek on the river line.
An eastbound coal train rolls through the small community of Del Rio, TN along the French Broad River Valley.
With an overnight frost visible on the tops of the Smoky Mountains, NS 165 with the Interstate Railroad heritage unit on the head rolls along the French Broad River towards the Tennessee Valley in... (more)
The Interstate heritage unit makes its first trek across the Asheville District leading westbound manifest train 165 through the signals at "Big Creek" in Del Rio, TN on a crystal clear ... (more)