Needing a wash, 1702 drags an afternoon westbound return trip of the Tuckasegee River excursion just outside of Wilmot.
An early October snow had just begun falling as #1702 charged out of Bryson City toward the Nantahala Gorge. It was bitter cold, but surely made for an impressive display of steam.
1702 rolls through the fields of Shelton Farms with the last Tuckasegee River excursion of the year.
Great Smoky Mountains #1702 leads the final Polar Express of the season as it departs Whitter, NC to return to Bryson City.
1702 powers up the east side of Ferguson Hill with the last Tuckasegee River excursion of 2019.
In a classic western North Carolina scene the Tuck train passes a old farm house on it's way to Bryson City.
GSMR's 9:00 am excursion train glides along the Nantahala River near Hewitt, NC along the former Southern Railway Murphy branch.
GSMR's 9:00 am excursion train glides along the Nantahala River near Wesser, NC along the former Southern Railway Murphy branch.
Nantahala Gorge excursion eastbound, returning to Bryson City
Nantahala Gorge excursion westbound
1702 rolls past a popular spot called "Jump Rock" which is a large rock that protrudes past the river bank where rafters jump off into the river. On this day she is pulling the 2pm Nanta... (more)
GSMR #1702 makes a run for "Ferguson's Hill" between Dillsboro and Bryson City.
Two minutes into its journey GSMR 1702 crosses a river and begins the climb out of Bryson City.
Have departed town and just passed through the horse shoe curve leaving Bryson City, GSMR 1702 tackles the grade on its trip west.
A rather patriotic group of rafters float down the river as the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Nantahala excursion passes by.