The Nantahala Gorge train gets ready to re-enter the namesake gorge on the return trip.
The Nantahala Gorge train makes its way through the namesake gorge.
1702 lets off a little steam before being dragged east back to the Nantahala Outdoor Center.
The Great Smoky Mountain Railway NOC train is nearing the western end of its trip, with former US Army 2-8-0 #1702 down to a slow crawl, lugging 21 cars and 2 diesels up the hill alongside the Nan... (more)
Sporting green class light lenses, 1702 brings the Nantahala Gorge excursion into the yard in Nantahala to drop off rafters and hikers before heading back east to the outdoor center.
Steam of the Smokies is back again as 1702 heads west with the first steam-powered Nantahala Gorge excursion of 2019. One may notice a couple changes such as the blacked out handrail on the front ... (more)
Steam of the Smokies is back again as 1702 brings the first steam-powered Nantahala Gorge excursion of 2019. One may notice a couple changes such as the blacked out handrail on the front that was ... (more)
1702 takes a small break in Nantahala before heading east back to the outdoor center. One may notice that she is not wearing her flags on this outing.
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.
GP7 711 and GP30 2467 depart the run around at Nantahala with the now eastbound Nantahala Gorge excursion heading for the outdoor center.
1702 slowly comes to a stop as it reaches the end of its trip in Nantahala, NC. The man in the life vest will pick up riders who paid for the Raft N' Rail™ Wildwater package, where riders pay to r... (more)
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.
GSMR 1702 in the Nantahala Gorge