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.
GSMR 1702 marches up the short grade out of Dillsboro with one of the last Tuckasegee River excursions of the year.
A light shower begins to fall as 1702 rounds a curve heading west to Bryson City with a return trip of the Tuckasegee River excursion.
GSMR 1702 whistles for the Shelton Farms crossing as it rounds a curve into Whittier with a westbound return trip of the Tuckasegee River excursion.
GSMR 1702 slowly moves towards the turntable after uncoupling from its train.
With the turntable being man powered, they allow passengers to get involved & give them the chance to turn the engine themselves.
The 1702 leads the train at track speed shortly before they enter Nantahala Gorge.
GSMR 1702 leads the first Nantahala Gorge steam excursion along the bank of Fontana Lake in her new paint scheme.
GSMR 1702 leads a 2pm westbound Nantahala Gorge excursion through the small community of Almond along Fontana Lake.
GSMR 1702 kicks up some dirt passing Shelton Farms as she heads west through Whittier with a return trip of the Tuckasegee River excursion.
GSMR 1702 rolls through the community of Wilmot heading west back to Bryson City with the return trip of the Tuckasegee River excursion.