1702's fireman takes a break as former Southern Pacific GP9 1755 aka "The Polar Engine" backs to couple up to the Polar Express consist. 1702 will then proceed back to Dillsboro tender-f... (more)
GSMR Tuckasegee River excursion train heads east from Bryson City to Dillsboro.
Even though steam was cancelled on the day's Tuckaseegee River excursion, enthusiastic crowds are still gathered with their friends and familes at the Bryson City depot, taking in the less-excitin... (more)
What was supposed to be one of the last steam-powered Tuckaseegee River trains of the season, was unfortunately brought to a halt, after ex. US Army 2-8-0 #1702 encountered some unexpected mechani... (more)
GSMR's 2nd Polar Express run of the night departs the North Pole (Whitter, NC) for it's return run to Bryson City where it will load a third and final trip for the evening.
A light rain falls as the westbound Polar Express returns through Ela, NC returning from the first run of the night to the North Pole (aka Whitter, NC).
The westbound Polar Express returns to Bryson City after it's second run to the North Pole (Whitter, NC) on this wet December evening.
The GSMR Nantahala Gorge Turn heads through the Nantahala Gorge near Wesser, NC. White water rafters get a nice wave from the Conductor. This is one of two daily excursion trains which the GSMR ru... (more)
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad GP9's 1755 and 777 crossing the Tuckasegee River near Bryson City, NC. You will note two fellow railfans observing the train and the Conductor giving a nice wave. Th... (more)
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad GP9's 1755 and 777 about to depart from the former Southern Railway station in Bryson City, NC. The GSMR operates excursion trains on the former Southern Railway Mur... (more)
How long until the kudzu gets ahold of the train?
Idling after a full day of passenger service on Bryson City turns.
The return trip of today's Tuckasegee River excursion passes a field of tomatoes.