GSMR 1702 whistles for the Shelton Farms crossing as it rounds a curve into Whittier with a westbound return trip of the Tuckasegee River excursion.
GSMR 1702 kicks up some dirt passing Shelton Farms as she heads west through Whittier with a return trip of the Tuckasegee River excursion.
The Tuck train is about to roll through the town of Whittier as it is seen just on the outskirts of town. If you happen to be a fan of steam and the mountains you'll not find a shortage of shot's ... (more)
GSMR 1751 and 711 pull the weekly Tuckasegee River excursion through Whittier on their way west toward Bryson City.
GSMR 777 and 1751 lead an eastbound Tuckasegee River excursion through the community of Whittier.
GP7 "Cripple 7" as she is called, coasts in the community of Whittier with the railroad's newest piece of rolling stock from CSX. Just an hour early 777 picked up the coach from Blue Rid... (more)
After pulling a special Nantahala Gorge excursion, GSMR 1702 drifts through some fields in Whittier on its way east back to the Dillsboro shops where it will be stored for another month before bei... (more)
GSMR GP7 711 and GP9 1755 roll past a small siding through the community of Whittier, NC with a Tuckaseegee River excursion. When they aren't in use, GSMR stores 4 open top rock hoppers in this si... (more)
The last photo special of the year and also the celebration of 1702's 75th birthday meant a rare departure from Dillsboro and 6 photo runbys. Here, during the 4th runby, 1702 storms through the sm... (more)
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 2-8-0 No. 1702 leads the westbound leg of the Tuckasegee River Excursion through the Thomas Valley as the Blue Ridge Mountains stand tall in the distance.
On a trip with a fellow railfan that ended up a trip with 5 or 6 people chasing, GSMR 1702 rolls through one of the many large farms in the Thomas Valley.
The 1702 splices the produce fields of Shelton Farm near Whittier, NC, as it leads a westbound Tuckasegee River excursion from Dillsboro to Bryson City.
The sound of of a deeply voiced steam whistle echoing through the valleys of the Great Smoky Mountains in western North Carolina is nothing short of beautifully harmonious. GSMR 1702 brings an exc... (more)
Though the valleys still lay in shadow, GSMR 1702 is already steaming along the banks of the Tuckasegee River.
As the sun begins to crest the tops of the Smoky Mountains, #1702 is already rolling west through the dissipating fog with an excursion bound for Nantahala.