We started our first railfan outing of 2020 by chasing the Waynesville local in the freshly fallen snow. This is the largest and only appreciable snow we've had this winter here in the Western Nor... (more)
A rare sighting in Hendersonville has Blue Ridge Southern W44, which is normally a night job, is on its way north back to Arden with 2 empty hoppers. This job usually works during weeknights but r... (more)
Blue Ridge Southern's T59 rolls into Addie long hood forward with a handful of tanks for Enterprise solutions a few more miles west. The dusting of snow in foreground is nothing compared to nearly... (more)
Fans of the old Southern Railway would be hard pressed to find a branch that feels more like the old road than this one. Watco now operates the line to Sylva, and a couple of times a week venture... (more)
Watco's Blue Ridge Southern train T-31 moves two GE turbines to the under construction natural gas plant at Lake Julian (Skyland).
Some of the Blue Ridge Southern's power rests outside the company's office in Arden, NC.
T59 returns east after dropping cars at Jackson Paper in Sylva. While most of the Murphy Branch between Asheville and Addie is heavy continuous welded rail, needed to safely transport loaded LPG t... (more)
T59 drops off five cars at the west end of Hazelwood siding before returning eastbound light engine to Waynesville. I jumped out of my car on my way to work and shot this with my cell phone. It tu... (more)
T59 crosses one of the large trestles on the way to Sylva. The grade here is about 5%, requiring the crew to apply retainers before descending. Today's train consists of two GP39-2s, six LNG tank ... (more)
T59 rolls westbound through the suburbs of Waynesville. I just recently moved into this area and immediately eyed this out of place field as a potential photo location. It only took me about a wee... (more)
Blue Ridge Southern's local to Waynesburg heads west with a pair of GPs and a short train, with signs of spring becoming evident in the North Carolina mountains.
T59 pushes through the weeds and brush just outside of Sylva.
With class(y) lights lit green, 3943 leads T59 back east to Sylva.
A lonely spring switch indicator still guards the East End of the Naples siding, nearly five years after NS removed the signals from service, and 18 months after NS sold the line to current owner ... (more)
Blue Ridge Southern's W44 makes a rare daylight run on the former Southern "W" Line in western North Carolina. The signals, now off and turned sideways are a reminder of the once import... (more)