Blue Ridge Southern is just minutes from their yard in Canton, with traffic from Norfolk Southern in Asheville.
Blue Ridge Southern's T-31 job crosses the French Broad river as it arrives into Asheville from Canton.
T31 (Canton-Asheville turn) crosses the High Bridge at Canton with wood chips for the Evergreen mill in tow.
Leaving Cars. The crew of T31 is preparing the consist while they pull forward with some rail cars that will be set off before the train proceeds to Asheville.
Working the Yard. T31 is building a train for the trip to interchange with NS in Asheville, NC. This train used to be reliable for a daily trip, including Saturdays, but recently has becom... (more)
Entering the Yard. T31 has made the trip from Canton and is crossing into the Asheville Yard behind the just arrived NS 136.
Heading West. T31 has built its train and has departed Canton for Asheville, a relatively quick journey down the Murphy Branch. Here it passes some old logging equipment that has been rust... (more)
Crossing the Bridge. The BLU crosses over this iconic bridge on its way from Canton to Asheville, NC.
Blue Ridge Southern train No. 31 grinds upgrade approaching Canton, NC on a sunny December afternoon.
Blue Ridge Southern train No. 31 rips up one of the many short, steep hills along the T Line near Enka as they head West for Canton.
The Blue Ridge Southern's T31 job from Canton to Asheville heads east across Hominy Creek behind a quartet of Watco EMD's. The train is approaching the west side of Candler, North Carolina on the ... (more)
T31 (Canton turn) hits a sucker hole of sunlight on the westbound return to Canton as the eastern redbuds begin to bloom in the mountains of North Carolina.
Minutes after the arrival of 136, it's time for Watco's Blue Ridge Southern to cross the French Broad into Asheville with its inbound train from Canton.
T31 pulls all the way through the yard to spot some loaded wood chip cars after completing its return trip from Asheville.
T31 arrives at its destination as it curves under the classic signals and up the hump on the northwest side of Asheville Yard.