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GSMR 1702's Return
Photo's taken in the first few months of this historic locomotive's restoration.
Photo Album By: Tyler McKinney
 
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Photo ID: 588359

The 1702 leads the daily Nantahala Gorge excursion train along the shore of Fontana Lake. The ex-US Army 2-8-0 returned to service in July 2016 after nearly twelve years of inactivity. The railroa... (more)

Railroad: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Almond, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: GSMR 1702
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 04, 2016


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By: John Higginson

Added: Sep 07, 2016

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Photo ID: 588351

After an absence of nearly twelve years, regular steam operation has returned to GSMR as the recently rehabilitated 1702 leads a Saturday evening dinner train west out of Bryson City.

Railroad: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Bryson City, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: GSMR 1702
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 03, 2016


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By: John Higginson

Added: Sep 07, 2016

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Photo ID: 587798

The first night photo shoot with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad No. 1702 since the locomotive's return to service in July 2016.

Railroad: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Bryson City, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: 1702
Train ID: GSMR
Photo Date: September 02, 2016


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By: Josh Scott

Added: Sep 03, 2016

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Photo ID: 586569

Having just departed Bryson City, 1702 struggles on the slick rails departing town. Two diesels are also giving a push on the rear of this weekend gorge excursion train.

Railroad: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Bryson City, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: GSMR 1702
Train ID: Gorge Train
Photo Date: August 21, 2016


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By: Grady F. McKinley

Added: Aug 21, 2016

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Photo ID: 586562

Fog begins to build along the Nantahala river as 1702 steams westbound through the gorge with the daily gorge train. Rafters from the Nantahala Outdoor Center enjoy the rapids created by the dail... (more)

Railroad: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Wesser, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: GSMR 1702
Train ID: Gorge Train
Photo Date: August 21, 2016


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By: Grady F. McKinley

Added: Aug 21, 2016

Views: 1,862
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Favorited: 14

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Photo ID: 585488

Railroad: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Dillsboro, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: GSMR 1702
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 02, 2016


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By: Joey Gannon

Added: Aug 10, 2016

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Photo ID: 584552

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad No. 1702 during the engine's first excursion since its $750,000 restoration. The locomotive was welcomed with warm smiles and southern hospitality as it pulled i... (more)

Railroad: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Dillsboro, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: GSMR 1702
Train ID: GSMR '02
Photo Date: July 26, 2016


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By: Josh Scott

Added: Jul 31, 2016

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Photo ID: 584467

Back in active duty again and looking good as it leads a tourist train out to Nantahala Gorge and here crossing the Tuckasegee River.

Railroad: Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Bryson City, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: GSMR 1702
Train ID: -NA-
Photo Date: July 30, 2016


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By: Mike Pierry, Jr.

Added: Jul 31, 2016

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Photo ID: 584423

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad No. 1702 during the engine's first trip into the Nantahala Gorge since 2004.The locomotive was welcomed with warm smiles and waves from the rafters in the Nantah... (more)

Railroad: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Nantahala, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: GSMR 1702
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 29, 2016


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By: Josh Scott

Added: Jul 30, 2016

Views: 4,956
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Favorited: 26

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Photo ID: 583966

After a twelve-year absense, steam is back in the Smokies! Great Smoky Mountains Railroad consolidation #1702 made its first test run along the mainline on Friday, July 22 (7/22-coincidentally the... (more)

Railroad: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Whittier, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: 1702
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 22, 2016


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By: Casey Thomason

Added: Jul 26, 2016

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Photo ID: 583920

GSMR 1702 charges hard towards Bryson City on what would be her first successful run all the way to Swain County.

Railroad: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Whittier, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: GSMR 1702
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 25, 2016


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By: Tyler McKinney

Added: Jul 26, 2016

Views: 1,500
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 583788

A late afternoon test run provided for some rare light on this end of the line.

Railroad: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Whittier, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: GSMR 1702
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 24, 2016


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By: Tyler McKinney

Added: Jul 24, 2016

Views: 1,520
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Photo ID: 583756

For the first time in 12 years, GSMR 1702 graces the ragged rails of the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad east of Whittier. In a hurry to make a ceremony for her return, the 1942 built locomotive pa... (more)

Railroad: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Whittier, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: GSMR 1702
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 22, 2016


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By: Tyler McKinney

Added: Jul 24, 2016

Views: 2,258
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 583635

Should we be grateful for what we have or hopeful for what we don't? While #1702 is the only operating steam locomotive on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, she's not the only one they own. T... (more)

Railroad: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Dillsboro, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: GSMR 1702
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 21, 2016


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By: Tyler McKinney

Added: Jul 23, 2016

Views: 2,767
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Photo ID: 583502

Just east of Whittier, 1702 steams by, in a hurry to make a ceremony for her return in Bryson City. She wouldn't make it though, over heating a bearing just a few miles away, cutting short her mai... (more)

Railroad: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Whittier, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: GSMR 1702
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 22, 2016


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By: Tyler McKinney

Added: Jul 22, 2016

Views: 2,373
Comments: 1

Favorited: 9

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