With less than a year on the timer for through trains, a typical for the time) 135 presses up the mountain on the S-Line to Asheville. After a torrential downpour, the train would have to crawl on... (more)
Asheville to Bridgewater turn P87 passes through Jarrett's Tunnel on the Southern loops in western North Carolina.
NS P87 returns west to Asheville with excess tonnage from the prior day's 135 for the last time, as the last 135 on the Linwood-Asheville routing would run the next day. Here, they charge up the ... (more)
With temperatures hovering around 40 degrees on a crystal clear night in western North Carolina, Norfolk Southern train P60 negotiates the famous loops of the Southern Railway between Old Fort and... (more)
NS 135 begins the climb up the 2.2% grade of the famous Southern Loops on Norfolk Southern's Asheville District main line.
Operational changes in association with TOP21 earlier this year took ... (more)
N&W J 611 climbs the Loops near Old Fort, North Carolina during it's April 10, 2016 trip to Ashville.
P87 works its way east in the morning light out of Old Fort Yard along the S-line
Eastbound P87 rounds the curve at High Fill, on their way down the Old Fort Loops with a decent sized train in tow.
Former Southern Railway #7063 looks right at home as it leads eastbound P60 at sunset by the restored station in Old Fort, NC.
P87 passes through Parkers' Padget after picking up empty woodchip cars at Old Fort.
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)
123 has just descended the loops and heads east under old US 70.
Look what's in the back yard! The family dog appears to pay no attention as 1218 blasts around one of the loops heading for Asheville, NC.
123 slowly makes it's way down the former Southern Railway loops in western North Carolina as Fall colors work into the mountains.
P87 climbs the Loops on their return trip to Asheville with 10 woodchip loads, passing the fill above Andrews Geyser.