P87 nears the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains at Ridgecrest, NC as the east facing slopes are a peak Fall color..
Westbound NS train P87 slowly grinds upgrade at the S121 on the famed Southern Railway loops.
NS P87 is about to crest Old Fort mountain at Ridgecrest as the last bit of fall color still hangs on the surrounding trees.
Approaching the east portal of Swannanoa Tunnel, Asheville Local P87 climbs up the famed "Old Fort Loops" with woodchips from Bridgewater billed to Evergreen and the BLU.
Asheville-Bridgewater local P87 grinds up the loops in Western North Carolina with woodchips from Bristol Industries in tow as they pass through Jarrett's Tunnel.
The NS P87 heads West back to Asheville with a high hood leading the Virginian heritage unit on a beautiful spring afternoon.
NS 162 climbs upgrade into Ridgecrest, North Carolina with the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in the background.
Top of the mountain... while the loops may be an impressive feat of engineering, the show is at Ridgecrest where westbound trains crest the continental divide, the sound of 611 working hard in the... (more)
589' of smoke, cinders, ash, and steam erupt from the west portal of the Lick Log tunnel on the Old Fort loops as the Norfolk & Western #611 leads an excursion to Asheville, NC.
Norfolk and Western J Class 611 emerges from Licklog Tunnel with a magnificent plume of black smoke to the delight of several photographers. The train is heading to Asheville with a "Blue Rid... (more)
Despite warm temperatures, spring has not yet made itself evident in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. For now, westbound manifest #135 rolls through the bare forests as it reach... (more)
The remains of winter storm Jonas have Ridgecrest under a blanket of fresh powder as 135 completes its climb up the Blue Ridge on a beautiful winter afternoon.
P87 emerges from the lower loop at High Fill on it's westbound trek through the Old Fort Loops.
P87 passes through the 123' long Jarrett's Tunnel in route back to Asheville.
135 emerges from Jarrett's tunnel in the Old Fort Loops with a rare visitor for these parts, a CEFX lease unit.