T59's three GP39-2's are screaming as they get back up to speed after having to stop to flag the dark crossing in the background. Behind them are 16 cars: 5 loaded 89' flats of rail, 9 loaded 33,0... (more)
T59 is easing into Sylva with a rare three pack of GP39's. Behind them are 5 89' flat cars loaded with rail for interchange with Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. This day started with a long wait f... (more)
T59's train stretches through the rolling hills of West Waynesville. The whole line from Canton to Balsam is like this, one two percent grade rolling into another. This particular train was the lo... (more)
Blue Ridge Southern train T59 heads down to Sylva with a rare trio of locomotives and sixteen cars including five car loads of 136 lb. rail for Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. Before being sold to... (more)
Train T73 heads west by the old depot site in near perfect light.
Blue Ridge Southern's W84 job winds its way through Biltmore Village in Asheville with H/W equipment for the new natural gas plant at Lake Julian.
I haven't chased 59 in a while so I decided to grab them on the way to breakfast.
Engineer Tim Keegan brings T59 past Evergreen Packaging before shoving into plant to switch out the boxcars.
T59 coasts through the Waynesville park complex on the way to switch Evergreen Packaging to the east.
T59 went through Waynesville several hours late so I somewhat expected them to be tied down in Sylva. They were.