Knoxville/Asheville train 136 works it's way eastbound along the former Southern Railway "River line" in western North Carolina, seen here crossing the French Broad River near Hot Spring... (more)
A venerable GE leads the 5 day-a-week manifest from Knoxville, TN to Asheville, NC. Deepwater trestle is rarely photographed as it is difficult to access and in a rather remote area east of Hot Sp... (more)
A venerable GE leads the 5 day-a-week manifest from Knoxville, TN to Asheville, NC. This view, about a mile east of Hot Springs NC, catches the train headed upriver past Frank Bell's Rapids, which... (more)
COVID killed the railroad line.
Cited as decline in business due to COVID19, Norfolk Southern announced they would be reducing operations at Linwood yard in Salisbury, NC. 85 positions will be e... (more)
A Herzog MPM makes its way back to the stub end siding in Hot Springs, NC to tie up for the day.
Mixed manifest train 172 used to traverse the S line on its way to Linwood. It now been diverted so no longer follows the river or runs through Asheville and down the Old Fort loops. Also gone are... (more)
On a long ferry trip from Knoxville to Greensboro, Southern's leased ex-Texas Pacific Texas-type waits briefly at the train order office at Hot Springs, NC for her engineer and conductor to sign f... (more)
Leased ex-Texas & Pacific 2-10-4 is on a Knoxville to Salisbury ferry run as it stops at the depot at Hot Springs, NC for train orders. Lima found the big Texans difficult to balance to reduce dyn... (more)
On a ferry run, ex-Texas & Pacific 610 steams toward Asheville, NC along the French Broad River.