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)
Nearly blocking out the sun with its own smoke plume, Georgetown Loop 111 pounds around the curve at High Fill to duck back into the woods.
The #8099 looks right at home as it leads westbound Catawba empties (Plant Marshall-Bailey Mine) across the upper loop of High Fill on the Old Fort Loops.
Rounding High Fill, Georgetown Loop's largest steam locomotive thunders up the steep grades of the former Colorado & Southern line to Silver Plume. Originally built in 1926 for the International ... (more)
The Virginian heritage unit leads westbound train 135 around the lower loop of High Fill on the Old Fort loops in western North Carolina.
The NS 5112, ex Southern high hood, takes charge of P87 with NS heritage unit 1069 in trail on the West bound run back to Ashville as they navigate the famous Old Fort loops.
744 slowly glides downgrade at the upper loop of High Fill in western North Carolina on the famed Southern Railway's "loops".
An eastbound freight descends the famous Southern Railway loops between Ridgecrest and Old Fort NC
An eastbound NS mixed freight traverse`s the famous Loops between Ridgecrest and Old Fort NC
Norfolk Southern's "Honoring First Responders" SD60E leads NS train 135 around the lower loop of High Fill on a beautiful February afternoon in western North Carolina.
The crew on EB manifest 134 can see the tail end of their train as the pass under themselves at High Fill on the Old Fort Loops in western North Carolina on this beautiful November morning.
162's crew can see their own EOT as they are just long enough to pass over each other at High Fill in the Old Fort loops. While not totally rare, trains have to be at least 100 cars to make this ... (more)
162 glides downgrade across High Fill as NS crews work to stabilize the mountain by driving large I-Beams into High Fill (and other spots on the loops).
Former UP SD90MAC's are starting to fan out across the NS system. Here, an empty Belmont coal train climbs the famous Southern Railway loops in Western North Carolina.
Norfolk Southern's direct competitor (CSX) leads westbound #165 around the lower loop of High Fill on this beautiful December morning.