Blue Ridge Southern is just minutes from their yard in Canton, with traffic from Norfolk Southern in Asheville.
As the Canton Evergreen mill begins to shutter operations in the Canton, NC area BLU T31 crosses the High Bridge on the daily turn to Asheville.
Blue Ridge Southern T31 swings across the Pigeon River in Canton while building their train for Asheville.
A scene that is on borrowed time. A daily routine of BLU T31 pulling 'the bottom' which is the track of outbound cars from the paper mill in Canton, NC is coming to a close due to the mill announc... (more)
The Blue Ridge Southern's SD40M-2 lettered as WAMX 4201 is set out on a track in the yard in Canton, North Carolina. Originally built for the Southern Pacific in 1966 as an SD45, the locomotive wa... (more)
T31 accelerates westbound through Candler, NC.
T31 crosses High Bridge near Canton, NC on it's return trip from Asheville.
BLU T31 crosses the Hominy Creek bridge, headed up the steep grade into Canton with their return trip from interchange with NS in Asheville.
BLU T31 enters the dip at Enka, with their Westbound return trip to Canton from Asheville.
T31 looks right at home on the NS. They are seen here crossing the French Broad River coming into Asheville, NC.
After they finished working Evergreen Packaging T31 reverses back to change tracks and get ready to head to Asheville.
Blue Ridge Southern train T31 is getting their day started. Here they are pulling across the Pigeon River starting to building their train.
T31 rolls across Camelback trestle in the peak of 2017 leaves.
T31 hustles through the suburbs of West Asheville leading a short train from Canton. I'm used to chasing slow moving GSMR and T59, so trains on this end of the Murphy Branch seem to move along a l... (more)
T31 heads east through Hominy Valley.