Spring in the Smokies: GSMR’s Nantahala Gorge excursion passes the old Almond depot on a damp spring afternoon. In the Southern days, the depot and nearby farm were used by railroad ... (more)
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 2-8-0 No. 1702 crosses the Tuckasegee River as the last Nantahala Gorge Excursion of the day returns to Bryson City on a beautiful fall evening.
As heavy rains from Tropical Depression 'Nate' douse the area, GSMR 1702 hammers uphill from Bryson City on slick rails with an excursion bound for the Nantahala Gorge.
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 2-8-0 No. 1702 leads the westbound leg of the Tuckasegee River Excursion through the Thomas Valley as the Blue Ridge Mountains stand tall in the distance.
GSMR No. 1702 on the west end of the "Tuck Train" is pulled into Dillsboro for a layover before leading the westbound run back to Bryson.
The 1702 splices the produce fields of Shelton Farm near Whittier, NC, as it leads a westbound Tuckasegee River excursion from Dillsboro to Bryson City.
GSMR Tuckasegee River excursion train heads east from Bryson City to Dillsboro.
GSMR 2-8-0 #1702 returns west from Dillsboro on one of her last scheduled runs of the year, passing by the classic western North Carolina landscapes one beautiful winter afternoon.
Even though steam was cancelled on the day's Tuckaseegee River excursion, enthusiastic crowds are still gathered with their friends and familes at the Bryson City depot, taking in the less-excitin... (more)
What was supposed to be one of the last steam-powered Tuckaseegee River trains of the season, was unfortunately brought to a halt, after ex. US Army 2-8-0 #1702 encountered some unexpected mechani... (more)
Coming into the bright morning sunshine for the first time today, GSMR 1702 rolls across the Tuckasegee River. Soon this train will arrive in Bryson City for a brief stop before continuing on to N... (more)
Though the valleys still lay in shadow, GSMR 1702 is already steaming along the banks of the Tuckasegee River.
As the sun begins to crest the tops of the Smoky Mountains, #1702 is already rolling west through the dissipating fog with an excursion bound for Nantahala.
GSMR 1702 in the Nantahala Gorge
As the sun begins to crest over the ridges, a hearty crowd of passengers gather around the "Queen of the Smokies" at the Bryson City depot prior to the excursion's trip to Nantahala.