Westbound NS train P87 slowly grinds upgrade at the S121 on the famed Southern Railway loops.
Asheville to Bridgewater turn P87 passes through Jarrett's Tunnel on the Southern loops in western North Carolina.
Eastbound P87 rounds the curve at High Fill, on their way down the Old Fort Loops with a decent sized train in tow.
P87 passes through Parkers' Padget after picking up empty woodchip cars at Old Fort.
P87 passes under the Southern cantilever at Biltmore, leaving Asheville Eastbound towards Old Fort and Marion in the early morning.
P87 climbs the Loops on their return trip to Asheville with 10 woodchip loads, passing the fill above Andrews Geyser.
Headed down the mountain from Ridgecrest to Old Fort, P87 passes through Bruners Cut with their empty woodchip cars for Bridgewater.
NS P87 is about to crest Old Fort mountain at Ridgecrest as the last bit of fall color still hangs on the surrounding trees.
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.