BLU T31 rumbles across the French Broad River in Asheville with a unit ballast train in tow.
With clearing skies, Blue Ridge Southern's T31 crosses over North Hominy Creek just outside of Canton, NC on the ex. Southern Murphy Branch. The veteran lash-up was howling as they brought the 42 ... (more)
Fall color is slowing working it's way into the French Broad river valley as Blue Ridge Southern's T31 job departs Asheville for the run to Canton, NC.
T31 is about to dig for the climb up into Canton. Leading the pack is 4205 sporting a one of a kind nose logo.
Coming back into Canton and lugging up the grade T31 passes the famous house and trestle.
Roaring back through town and just cresting the grade. T31 rolls by a bystander taking a video. I bet it was a good one with the train in notch 8 here.
T31 is in notch 8 passing Coburn to make a run up the 3.3% grade back to Canton.
T31 passes through the country side of Candler, NC as the mountains for which this railroad was named after makes a nice backdrop for this photo.
After completing work at Asheville T31 rolls through the small town of Enka headed for Canton.
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 is arriving back to Canton. They are struggling up the 3.3% grade with a loaded train for Canton.
Storm clouds from Florence move in from the coast as the Skyland empties await permission to enter Asheville Yard.
T31 engines are just poking out of a tree tunnel and into the sun. The train is switching and picking up a GREX rock train that has just been loaded at Vulcan's Enka quarry.