Westbound 135 climbs the severe grade of the Old Fort Loops as it struggles past Andrews Geyser.
The beautifully restored ex-Southern station at the foot of the Old Fort Loops.
Train 135 kicks up dust from fresh ballast as it heads west towards the Old Fort Loops.
Although not much of the train is visible, I believe this photo demonstrates the formidable challenge of the Old Fort Loops. Local train P57 was starting into the first loop. Less then two minut... (more)
Eastbound freight 166 approaches the summit at Ridgecrest. Soon it will be descending through the Old Fort Loops.
After conquering the 3.0% grade of the Old Fort Loops, westbound 135 takes a breather as it coasts past some spectacular fall color at Swannanoa.
Late day light illuminates westbound 135 as it passes an old Southern whistle post.
Westbound 135's battle with the Blue Ridge Mountains is almost over as it approaches appropriately named Ridgecrest.
Westbound 135 approaches the famed Old Fort Loops as it passes Drendon.
Westbound freight 135 passes Andrews Geyser as it battles the grades of the Southern's Old Fort Loops.
135 passing Catawba FD Station 8