High-hood power at Old Fort looks right at home as 956 passes the restored Old Fort station with three passenger cars in tow for the upcoming 611 excursions in April from the NCTM.
68V slowly glides downhill on the Old Fort loops as Spring showers move in to the higher peaks of the Blue Ridge.
15 years and counting.
The dwarf signal at the West End Saluda is dark, as it's been for the past 15 years as the grade sits silently in the North Carolina mountains.
Signs of Spring are starting to appear in the mountains, but winter reminds us that it's far from over as 135 passes a partially frozen Andrew's Geyser.
P87 climbs through the lower loop of High Fill on this beautiful February afternoon in western North Carolina.
Under the cover of darkness the "First Responders" unit leads NS 135 out of Asheville for it's run across the river line to Morristown, TN and eventually Knoxville.
744 splits the signals at the west end of Grovestone near Black Mountain, NC with the Reading Lines heritage unit leading the way on this beautiful February morning.
135 completes it's 139 mile run across the Asheville District with the First Responders unit leading the way. The moon was a nice touch.
134 departs Asheville under light snow showers with the Reading heritage unit doing the honors on this cold February night in western North Carolina.
Norfolk Southern's "Honoring First Responders" SD60E leads NS train 135 around the lower loop of High Fill on a beautiful February afternoon in western North Carolina.
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.
Winter storm Jonas is in full swing as 745 approaches Asheville and splits the Southern signals at Azalea on this snowing January morning.
The leftovers from winter storm Jonas still cover the ground near Coburn, NC as the daily Canton-Asheville turn (T31) cruises WB on a beautiful January afternoon.
New Year's night 2016 passes in the small community of Pinetown, NC as CLNA's #8311 rests quietly awaiting its next run to Belhaven. The photographer spent many childhood nights one block from he... (more)
135 departs Asheville under the cover of darkness with Citirail #1347 leading the way.