1218 has just exited the 1832 ft long uphill grade Swannanoa Tunnel. The engine has crested the grade, which also is the Eastern Continental Divide, but the majority of the consist is still in the... (more)
P87 splits the signals at Swannanoa during a light snowfall.
The local out of Asheville climb the grade to Ridgecrest with 10 empty wood chip hoppers. Rather than using helpers on the loops, trains will reduce tonnage around Old for and P87 will bring traf... (more)
The air begins to turn black as N&W 611 spits a cloud of smoke, steam, and coal ash behind itself as the day's excursion proceeds toward Asheville, NC, seen here making its assault through Swannan... (more)
N&W Class J 611 is shown westbound on a roundtrip excursion from the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer NC to Asheville NC. 611 was assisted this day by NS 8099 the Southern Railway H... (more)
Running behind schedule, the Westbound leg of the Spencer to Asheville excursion featuring N&W 611 passes through Swannanoa, a few miles from the destination of Biltmore Village.
Norfolk & Western No. 611 having just left Asheville, NC; makes it's return trip towards Spencer, NC at Swannanoa, NC.
With a full head of smoke N&W 611 leads the 957 around the curve and on to Asheville NC.
162 cruises through Swannanoa, NC as the late summer wildflowers dot the landscape along the S-Line in western North Carolina.
Southern Belle #4042 leads westbound 135 through the small hamlet of Swannanoa, NC on this beautiful winter afternoon in western North Carolina.
N&W 1218 leading a NRHS excursion near Swannanoa, NC in April 1984.
135 passes the former Beacon plant in Swannanoa with TFM and UP power in tow on this beautiful September afternoon.
Empty woodchip hoppers (67E) are heading back to be reloaded north of Columbia, SC at Silverstreet on this cold November morning.
Kansas City Southern power leads eastbound train 162 through Swannanoa, NC on this beautiful September morning.
Former Burlington Northern power leads this empty grain train through Swannanoa, NC on this beautiful September afternoon.