Dark, derelict, abandoned. Waiting for a train that will never come.
Taken just before three O'clock in the afternoon, the darkness from the August 21'st solar eclipse begins to recede and the day returns to normal on the silent Saluda Grade in Western North Carol... (more)
A tiny sliver of the sun is visible in the sky overhead as the solar eclipse begins to recede and daylight returns amidst the afternoon. All is quiet at Melrose as the signal stands dark for the 1... (more)
With the faint glow of a million stars shining in the night sky, the old signal at Melrose, along the Saluda Grade, faces yet more lonesomeness as time simply bypasses the long abandoned stretch o... (more)
Over 15 years after the shut down of the Saluda Grade, the old signals at Melrose are lit once again, this time by a spotlight placed inside the head, not the bulbs the signal was birthed with.
What was likely the most popular location along the old Norfolk Southern (and formerly Southern Railway) W-Line among railfans back during the days of the Spartanburg-Asheville traffic, Melrose, i... (more)
NS SD40-2 #3325 leads two other EMDs off of the famous Saluda grade at Melrose, NC || January 1988
W77's power gets ready to make another run at Saluda, he'll double the hill after picking up the second cut of cars.
I can't help but be impressed by the skill required to safely move a train down Saluda Grade.
Crew hits the cinders at the base of Saluda grade. Honeywell Pentax H1a
Arriving safely at the foot of the grade. Pentax MX; Kodachrome