The winter sun is setting on the Thermal Belt Railway's service in Forest City on New Year's Eve, 2008. The engine is on the former Southern Railway SB line, acquired by Rutherford County from NS... (more)
Thermal Belt Railway SW1 sits quiet in downtown Bostic awaiting for its next call of duty. She currently wears a Nathan P5 horn and has be rebuilt with a Cummins diesel. The Thermal Belt Railway a... (more)
Thermal Belt Railway, what looks to be a GP10, 4610 and SW1 sit in the small town of Bostic awaiting their next call to duty. The GP10 gets fired up once a month and the operational status of the ... (more)
The Thermal Belt Railway operates from Bostic through Alexander Mills and Forest City to Spindale in Rutherford County , which is located in the foothills of western North Carolina . The company b... (more)
Thermal Belt motive power sits on the siding in Bostic as the last light of sunset peers down the tracks, straight onto the units.
Motive power for the thermal Belt Railway (GP10 No. 4601 and SW1 No. 1) basks in the sun in Bostic, NC on a beautiful mid-afternoon in late February.
Thermal Belt's GP10, No. 4601, rests on the siding in Bostic, NC on a cold, breezy night in late February. The locomotive was originally built as a GP9, then later rebuilt into a GP10.
Thermal Belt's SW1, No. 1, rests on the siding in Bostic, NC on a chilly night in late February.
The sun has just set behind Bostic, NC as power for the Thermal Belt Railway rests on the siding in town.
Thermal Belt #1, the railroads only engine switches a cut of covered hoppers in Forest City.
Thermal Belt Rwy #1 (built in 1937) sits in Forest City awaiting its next switching duties in March 1995.
After setting off the loaded cars, TBRY1 prepares to pull into siding and pick up the empties.
Rare power, running backward, TBRY1 pulling plastic pellets to local industry.
One of the oldest operating diesels shoves an empty hopper westward on former Southern trackage.