T59 is easing into Sylva with a rare three pack of GP39's. Behind them are 5 89' flat cars loaded with rail for interchange with Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. This day started with a long wait f... (more)
T59 returns east after dropping cars at Jackson Paper in Sylva. While most of the Murphy Branch between Asheville and Addie is heavy continuous welded rail, needed to safely transport loaded LPG t... (more)
From earlier this year, Blue Ridge Southern return through Sylva after dropping off three flat cars loaded with rail for Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. I found this image while looking for a few ... (more)
Two trains and two railroads meet for a hand-off of three UNLOADED flat cars. If it seems like we've been here before, we have. Three days after Blue Ridge Southern dropped off loads of rail to th... (more)
Two trains and two railroads meet for a hand-off of three loaded flat cars. Blue Ridge Southern has just backed through downtown Sylva to the MP 47 on the western end of town. Great Smoky Mountain... (more)
T59 pushes through the weeds and brush just outside of Sylva.
With class(y) lights lit green, 3943 leads T59 back east to Sylva.
Is it a cold winter day in 1984, a Southern GP38-2 in it's new uniform lugging a train towards Murphy? Well this cell phone shot is just a bit better quality than would be possible then I would th... (more)
For the second operating day in a row, T59 has went on the law in Sylva. According to a friend, the delays are due to track work east of town. I'm sure the nasty weather and long hood forward trip... (more)
T59 went through Waynesville several hours late so I somewhat expected them to be tied down in Sylva. They were.
After driving from Sylva to Waynesville only to realize that T59 had been in Sylva the whole time, we managed to catch them a few places.
Blue Ridge Southern shoves a short train down rare mileage through downtown Sylva. There have been about 4 movements on this line in the last four years. GSMR has brought a restored caboose for in... (more)
Blue Ridge Southern shoves Great Smoky Mountains Railroad's new GP30 towards downtown Sylva.
March 2017 update: Link to new paint scheme: http://www.railpictures.net/photo/611092/
Blue Ridge Southern train T59 works Jackson Paper in Sylva. This is a BLU's first run to Sylva.
The last NS P59 rolls towards Sylva. The following Saturday, the Southern heritage of the Murphy Branch became nothing but history as Blue Ridge Southern took control of the line.