Approaching the east portal of Swannanoa Tunnel, Asheville Local P87 climbs up the famed "Old Fort Loops" with woodchips from Bridgewater billed to Evergreen and the BLU.
NS 1067 has seen its better days. None the less it's still earning its keep 5 years later on a Linwood bound slop freight from Cincinnati.
NS P61 heads westbound through the agricultural rich countryside of Elmwood, NC.
Prior to entering the famed Southern Loops of Norfolk Southern's S-Line, NS p87 passes a quant mountain scene just west of the community of Old Fort, NC, complete with seasonal trees and a very ac... (more)
The Blue Ridge Special
After crossing the Old Fort Loops NS 958 "Blue Ridge Special" with J-Class 611 in charge, sprint once again through Black Mountain, NC on its final leg of i... (more)
After coming off the T-Line at Murphy Junction, Blue Ridge Southern T31-05 works up the high lead on the west end of Norfolk Southern's Asheville Yard. This train would end being one of the last ... (more)
Having just departed Barber, P61 throttles up as they roll into Elmwood on a clear February afternoon.
NS 66E thunders east along the NS S Line just after sunset on May 11, 2016.
NS 162 climbs upgrade into Ridgecrest, North Carolina with the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in the background.
After crossing the Old Fort Loops NS 958 "Blue Ridge Special" with J-Class 611 in charge, sprint once again through Black Mountain, NC on its final leg of its run to Asheville, NC. It wa... (more)
Cooler temperatures this April morning create the conditions for a nice smoke plume as N&W J class #611 leads The Blue Ridge Special through a nice dip in ... (more)
With half of the Blue Ridge Special excursion in the books, fireman Cheri George and engineer Scott Lindsay appear all smiles as the train backs towards the loading area.
After stopping to address radio issues on the head end, the Blue Ridge Special starts back underway as it crosses the Catawba River.
An unseasonably cool April morning highlights the steam from the 611 as the train approaches the wye to head to Asheville and the Southern Loops for the first time in over two decades.
Doing what she does best, 611, the Queen of Steam attracts a large crowd of onlookers at Morganton, NC. The J has not passed through here in 22 years, making this round-trip over the Southern Loop... (more)