On September 9th, 2017, the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad celebrated the 75th Birthday of our steam locomotive No. 1702. The specialty excursion ran between Dillsboro and Bryson City, North Carol... (more)
The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad No. 1702 heading West up Ferguson Hill in Bryson City, North Carolina.
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 2-8-0 No. 1702 leads the westbound leg of the Tuckasegee River Excursion through the Thomas Valley as the Blue Ridge Mountains stand tall in the distance.
GSMR No. 1702 on the west end of the "Tuck Train" is pulled into Dillsboro for a layover before leading the westbound run back to Bryson.
GSMR 2467 sits ready to lead the Nantahala Gorge Excursion in the a.m.
After a lovely day of excursions, the Great Smokey Mountain RR 2-8-2 no. 1702 prepares to cross over the turnout leading to her sheltered turntable, readying for the next day's work.
The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad's S160 class consolidation No. 1702 pulls a very lengthy consist up the grade at Ferguson, North Carolina on December 30, 2016.
Pulling a train along the bank of the Tuckasegee River in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, GSMR 1702 works west out of Dillsboro bound for Bryson City.
Barking up the Ferguson grade and I mean this 2-8-0 was giving it all she has coming up the grade and it was really cool to watch it to. And as you can tell it was giving us a good smoke show also... (more)
GSMR 2-8-0 #1702 returns west from Dillsboro on one of her last scheduled runs of the year, passing by the classic western North Carolina landscapes one beautiful winter afternoon.
1702's November photo special nears the end of it's westbound run and passes GSMR #1755 which will couple onto the rear and help pull the train back towards Dillsboro.
GSMR 1702 leads the Tuckasege River excursion over its name sake river in an area known as Governors Island.
Coming into the bright morning sunshine for the first time today, GSMR 1702 rolls across the Tuckasegee River. Soon this train will arrive in Bryson City for a brief stop before continuing on to N... (more)
Though the valleys still lay in shadow, GSMR 1702 is already steaming along the banks of the Tuckasegee River.
As the sun begins to crest the tops of the Smoky Mountains, #1702 is already rolling west through the dissipating fog with an excursion bound for Nantahala.