Easing by the scene of a traffic accident that came close to the track
NS 135 has just finished switching Oyama yard and now blasts through the town of Hickory, NC.
A railfan shoots video as NS 135 heads west along the NS S Line.
NS 135 leads a train up the steep grade through the loops near Old Fort, NC. In half a mile the train will finally reach flat ground as it continues on towards Asheville, NC.
Westbound 135 tackles the final stretch of the climb to the continental divide at Ridgecrest on a bleak fall afternoon in western North Carolina.
NS 7508 is the solo power for westbound manifest train 145
Westbound 135 climbs the severe grade of the Old Fort Loops as it struggles past Andrews Geyser.
NS 135 rolls upgrade at Five Row with all three motors running long hood forward.
Fog turns to rain as low clouds move into the valleys of the Blue Ridge mountains near Old Fort, NC. Westbound manifest 135 is just beginning its ascent of the steep grade toward Asheville known a... (more)