Pulling a train along the bank of the Tuckasegee River in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, GSMR 1702 works west out of Dillsboro bound for Bryson City.
1702 leads one of the last Tuck Trains for the year.
The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad No. 1702 during the engine's first excursion since its $750,000 restoration. The locomotive was welcomed with warm smiles and southern hospitality as it pulled i... (more)
Should we be grateful for what we have or hopeful for what we don't?
While #1702 is the only operating steam locomotive on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, she's not the only one they own. T... (more)
After 12 years rusting in the North Carolina mountains, the air is once again pierced by the sound of her whistle and smell of her smoke.
After nightfall it will be "lights, camera, action". Headed up to the Clinchfield from northeast Georgia for the weekend I made the usual stop at Dillsboro to check out GSMR's operation.... (more)
GSMR 711 and 777, both of which as far as I know are GP7's in GP9 frames run around the days Tuck Train.
GSMR 777 and 711, both of which as far as I know are GP7's in GP9 frames lead the days Tuck Train under the last bit of fall foliage still hanging on. The Tuck Train is much longer than usual at 2... (more)
GSMR 1751 runs light to Dillsboro following directly behind the day's Tuck Train. The Tuck Train is much longer than usual at 20 cars and will need 1751 to get back to Bryson City.
Exclusive Never Before Seen! Great Smoky Mountains Railroad's NEW Paint Scheme! Seen here on the MacNeil Club Car. Freshly Painted Tuscan Red Body, Black Trucks, Silver Roof, Gold Hand Rails, and ... (more)
Always keeping an eye out for the unusual, the tender for 2-8-0 #722 rests near the GSMR yard in Dillsboro.