Blue Ridge Southern T59 running "Elephant Style" backs onto the Evergreen Packaging mill lead as boxcars await their next call to service.
Southern Pacific #8845 in a former life (now WAMX #4201) leads the westbound T-31 Canton turn across the high bridge just east of Canton, NC on a beautiful first day of Fall.
BLU T31 rolls through quiet residential area on its way east to Asheville.
WAMX 4204 leads T31 through Coburn while passing empty woodchip cars in storage on its way east to Asheville.
T31 with only 5 cars crosses the French Broad River on Norfolk Southern's S-line at Murphy Junction. Just a few hundred yards ahead, the train will diverge onto the Murphy Branch with chip loads ... (more)
Blue Ridge Southern's run to Canton pulls the grade out of the French Broad River basin at the fixed approach signal to Murphy Junction.
The daily Canton-Asheville turn departs Asheville running the way the Southern intended.
The daily T31 Asheville turn is almost back home as it climbs the stiff grade into town.
Blue Ridge Southern EMD's work a Canton industry.
Southbound train from Canton is approaching Asheville. The line from Asheville to Murphy is perhaps the most torturous piece of railroad in the east and now these great old SD45 carbodies are hau... (more)