I've had a lot of cab rides in my life, but this one ranks up there as one of the very best. I'm in the second unit on a westbound Southern Railway train from Asheville to Bulls Gap in September 1988. We ran through a major rain storm just a little earlier, but when it finally let up, we had a few miles of gorgeous sights like this. I remember the cool, moist air hitting my face as we rolled along at track speed. This was railroading as I loved it. The location is near Del Rio, TN, in the French Broad River Valley.