A father and son watch as Great Smoky Mountains Railroad engine 1702 steams out of the station in Bryson City, NC on Labor Day morning.
Sporting green class light lenses, 1702 brings the Nantahala Gorge excursion into the yard in Nantahala to drop off rafters and hikers before heading back east to the outdoor center.
The fireman for 1702 checks the lineup of switches to couple up to the Southern bay-window caboose on the house track. After they drop the GSMR caboose, 1702 will be turned east for her deadhead t... (more)
1702 rounds a curve just outside Bryson City with the third Nantahala Gorge excursion of 2020. That afternoon she would do some switching in Bryson City before being turned and deadhead back to th... (more)
Needing a wash, 1702 drags an afternoon westbound return trip of the Tuckasegee River excursion just outside of Wilmot.
An early October snow had just begun falling as #1702 charged out of Bryson City toward the Nantahala Gorge. It was bitter cold, but surely made for an impressive display of steam.
1702 rolls through the fields of Shelton Farms with the last Tuckasegee River excursion of the year.
Great Smoky Mountains #1702 leads the final Polar Express of the season as it departs Whitter, NC to return to Bryson City.
1702 powers up the east side of Ferguson Hill with the last Tuckasegee River excursion of 2019.
In a classic western North Carolina scene the Tuck train passes a old farm house on it's way to Bryson City.
GSMR's 9:00 am excursion train glides along the Nantahala River near Hewitt, NC along the former Southern Railway Murphy branch.
GSMR's 9:00 am excursion train glides along the Nantahala River near Wesser, NC along the former Southern Railway Murphy branch.
Nantahala Gorge excursion westbound
1702 rolls past a popular spot called "Jump Rock" which is a large rock that protrudes past the river bank where rafters jump off into the river. On this day she is pulling the 2pm Nanta... (more)
GSMR #1702 makes a run for "Ferguson's Hill" between Dillsboro and Bryson City.