The eastern redbuds are in full bloom as a very short P87 cruises down the mainline with a gondola full of support beams to be used to help stabilize the mountain between Old Fort and Ridgecrest.
NS 165 led by a CSX motor passes the West End of Grovestone siding where it just met P87 on it's way to Asheville.
BNSF power leads westbound 135 through Grovestone as the Black Mountains loom large in the background.
With the Black Mountains looming in the distance, a trio of Canadian units lead westbound 165 through Grovestone.
135 sweeps around the curve at the West End of Grovestone for the final 15 miles into Asheville.
In beautiful afternoon sunlight 135 cruises through Grovestone with the Black Mountains looming in the distance.
A Canadian visitor leads westbound train P-89 as it passes through Grovestone. P-89 was called to pick up extra loaded chip cars set off by 66E east of Old Fort.
NS #9666 leads Catawba, NC bound coal loads past the classic Southern Style MP at the S-127. These loads will be delivered to the Duke Energy Plant Marshall facility.
NS Heritage #8098 leads the Asheville-Bridgewater turn (P87) through Grovestone.
NS #2629 leads westbound train 135 at Grovestone, just west of Black Mountain, NC.
NS 135 pulls out of the siding at Grovestone after meeting a 76K coal train