The daily local to Waynesville returns to Canton after switching out Evergreen Packaging's bleachboard coating mill in Waynesville, NC.
Blue Ridge Southern T59 does a local switch at Giles Chemical in Waynesville before proceeding west to Sylva to deliver Great Smoky Mountain Railroad's newest purchase.
THE BEST FRIEND. This little guy is everything to me. He's one of the best railfanning buddies a guy can have. He's enjoying the sun while I shoot BLU with Great Smoky Mountains 1009, a new acquis... (more)
Blue Ridge Southern T59 is seen dropping off a couple cars at Giles Chemical in downtown Waynesville, NC. Unfortunately there will be no trip to Sylva today and the crew will head back to Canton l... (more)
BLU T59 pauses by Giles Chemical in Waynesville before proceeding west to Addie with its 2-car train.
WAMX 3939 leads T59 past "Little Champion" on its way west to Addie.
Seasonal Work. This BLU local works Evergreen Packaging near Waynesville and Lake Junaluska on a slight foggy fall day before returning to the yard in Canton, NC.
We started our first railfan outing of 2020 by chasing the Waynesville local in the freshly fallen snow. This is the largest and only appreciable snow we've had this winter here in the Western Nor... (more)
T59's train stretches through the rolling hills of West Waynesville. The whole line from Canton to Balsam is like this, one two percent grade rolling into another. This particular train was the lo... (more)
T59 switches the boxcar track at Evergreen Packaging in Waynesville. This is Evergreen's finishing plant and is much smaller than the pulpwood plant in Canton. The track the locomotives are on hol... (more)
Since they ran quite early, I grabbed a quick shot of night shift Canton to Waynesville T73 as they switched the Giles Chemical epsom salt plant.
T59 ducks under the new Howell Mill Rd bridge after switching Evergreen packaging in the background. The train is headed for Addie with 8 tanks for Enterprise Products.
I haven't chased 59 in a while so I decided to grab them on the way to breakfast.
T59 woke me up this morning and since it was nice I decided to grab a few shots. Here they are slowing to a stop at Evergreen Packaging. The conductor will dismount and go to plant office for pape... (more)
Engineer Tim Keegan brings T59 past Evergreen Packaging before shoving into plant to switch out the boxcars.