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Photo ID: 761339

1218 has just exited the 1832 ft long uphill grade Swannanoa Tunnel. The engine has crested the grade, which also is the Eastern Continental Divide, but the majority of the consist is still in the... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: N&W 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1989


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By: Steve Hutchison

Added: Jan 27, 2021

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Photo ID: 727626

P87 splits the signals at Swannanoa during a light snowfall.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NS 3526
Train ID: P87
Photo Date: February 20, 2020


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By: Grady F. McKinley

Added: Mar 04, 2020

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Photo ID: 628354

The local out of Asheville climb the grade to Ridgecrest with 10 empty wood chip hoppers. Rather than using helpers on the loops, trains will reduce tonnage around Old for and P87 will bring traf... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8170
Train ID: NS P87-03
Photo Date: July 03, 2017


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By: Brad Kindschy

Added: Aug 27, 2017

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Photo ID: 573416

The air begins to turn black as N&W 611 spits a cloud of smoke, steam, and coal ash behind itself as the day's excursion proceeds toward Asheville, NC, seen here making its assault through Swannan... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 957
Photo Date: April 10, 2016


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By: Will Jordan

Added: Apr 17, 2016

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Photo ID: 573205

N&W Class J 611 is shown westbound on a roundtrip excursion from the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer NC to Asheville NC. 611 was assisted this day by NS 8099 the Southern Railway H... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: N&W 611
Train ID: NS 957
Photo Date: April 10, 2016


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By: Michael Ridenhour

Added: Apr 15, 2016

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Photo ID: 573099

Running behind schedule, the Westbound leg of the Spencer to Asheville excursion featuring N&W 611 passes through Swannanoa, a few miles from the destination of Biltmore Village.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 957
Photo Date: April 10, 2016


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By: Billy Hager

Added: Apr 14, 2016

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Photo ID: 573020

Norfolk & Western No. 611 having just left Asheville, NC; makes it's return trip towards Spencer, NC at Swannanoa, NC.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 958
Photo Date: April 10, 2016


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By: boohooblues

Added: Apr 14, 2016

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Photo ID: 572819

With a full head of smoke N&W 611 leads the 957 around the curve and on to Asheville NC.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 957
Photo Date: April 10, 2016


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By: Matthew Haskett

Added: Apr 12, 2016

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Photo ID: 551967

162 cruises through Swannanoa, NC as the late summer wildflowers dot the landscape along the S-Line in western North Carolina.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9 (Dash 9-40C)
Location: Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8867
Train ID: NS 162
Photo Date: September 15, 2015


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By: Grady F. McKinley

Added: Oct 27, 2015

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Photo ID: 520232

Southern Belle #4042 leads westbound 135 through the small hamlet of Swannanoa, NC on this beautiful winter afternoon in western North Carolina.

Railroad: Kansas City Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: KCS 4042
Train ID: NS 135
Photo Date: January 24, 2015


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By: Grady F. McKinley

Added: Feb 22, 2015

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Photo ID: 519538

N&W 1218 leading a NRHS excursion near Swannanoa, NC in April 1984.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1984


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Feb 17, 2015

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Photo ID: 509834

135 passes the former Beacon plant in Swannanoa with TFM and UP power in tow on this beautiful September afternoon.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NS 2645
Train ID: NS 135
Photo Date: September 14, 2006


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By: Grady F. McKinley

Added: Dec 10, 2014

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Photo ID: 507068

Empty woodchip hoppers (67E) are heading back to be reloaded north of Columbia, SC at Silverstreet on this cold November morning.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 5215
Train ID: NS 67E
Photo Date: November 18, 2005


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By: Grady F. McKinley

Added: Nov 17, 2014

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Photo ID: 506978

Kansas City Southern power leads eastbound train 162 through Swannanoa, NC on this beautiful September morning.

Railroad: Kansas City Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: KCS 3947
Train ID: NS 166
Photo Date: September 07, 2008


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By: Grady F. McKinley

Added: Nov 16, 2014

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Photo ID: 506805

Former Burlington Northern power leads this empty grain train through Swannanoa, NC on this beautiful September afternoon.

Railroad: Helm Financial Corp. (HLCX)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: HLCX 7850
Train ID: NS 55Z
Photo Date: September 28, 2010


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By: Grady F. McKinley

Added: Nov 15, 2014

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