Asheville local P87 leads a few grain and wood chip cars west past the old Fort railroad station on its way back to Asheville yard.
The bitter cold that settled over the Blue Ridge mountains the first week of January has frozen Andrew's Geyser as P-87 makes the climb up the loops.
Approaching the east portal of Swannanoa Tunnel, Asheville Local P87 climbs up the famed "Old Fort Loops" with woodchips from Bridgewater billed to Evergreen and the BLU.
The #8099 looks right at home as it passes the restored Southern Railway caboose and depot on it's home rails in Old Fort, NC.
Asheville-Bridgewater local P87 grinds up the loops in Western North Carolina with woodchips from Bristol Industries in tow as they pass through Jarrett's Tunnel.
The NS P87 heads West back to Asheville with a high hood leading the Virginian heritage unit on a beautiful spring afternoon.
After 135 ran around them, P87 starts to notch up to prepare to take on the Old Fort loops with ex SOU high hood 5112 up front along with 1069, the Virginian heritage.
NS P87 is seen making its way through the Old Fort loops while passing the Andrews Geyser.
The NS 5112, ex Southern high hood, takes charge of P87 with NS heritage unit 1069 in trail on the West bound run back to Ashville as they navigate the famous Old Fort loops.
Prior to entering the famed Southern Loops of Norfolk Southern's S-Line, NS p87 passes a quant mountain scene just west of the community of Old Fort, NC, complete with seasonal trees and a very ac... (more)
Looking right at home, P87 departs Asheville with a solo HH leading the way.
P87 climbs through the lower loop of High Fill on this beautiful February afternoon in western North Carolina.
P87 emerges from the lower loop at High Fill on it's westbound trek through the Old Fort Loops.
P87 passes through the 123' long Jarrett's Tunnel in route back to Asheville.
A sight that screams "Southern Railway" as P-87 arrives in Old Fort with a High-hood passing the Southern Signals at West Old Fort.