Work goes on at the Evergreen Packaging plant while WAMX 4203 and WAMX 4201 are tied down for the night in the Blue Ridge Southern yard in Canton, North Carolina.
Blue Ridge Southern's run to Canton pulls the grade out of the French Broad River basin at the fixed approach signal to Murphy Junction.
Blue Ridge Southern train T31 has just departed Canton, North Carolina as it navigates the mountainous terrain towards Asheville where they will interchange with NS. Leading the train is WAMX #420... (more)
The daily train from Canton is arriving with a former DRGW SD45 still looking great albeit with all new innards.
T31 engines are just poking out of a tree tunnel and into the sun. The train is switching and picking up a GREX rock train that has just been loaded at Vulcan's Enka quarry.
Black and Yellow, Rubber and Steel. T31 hauls its daily Canton to Asheville manifest behind a loaded GREX rock train.
Blue Ridge Southern T33 sits tied down on the Low Lead under the Asheville Tower after a long night filled with staring at a red signal and working around 744 and 165.
BLU T31 powers upgrade at the milepost 6 on the old Southern Murphy Branch.
With the Blue Ridge Mountains standing tall in the background, Blue Ridge Southern T31 returns to Canton, NC after making a run to Asheville to interchange with Norfolk Southern.
T31 climbs upgrade past the Non Automatic Block Approach Signal at the #1 milepost on the old Southern Murphy Branch.
A lengthy 11 hour shift comes to an end as BLU T31 pulls into Canton, NC and prepares to tie their train down and clock off.
With all thier work at Norfolk Southern's yard in Asheville taken care of, Blue Ridge Southern T31 crosses the French Broad River as they head for the T-Line, returning to Canton, NC.
Blue Ridge Southern T31 works down the high lead and under the now defunct Asheville Tower before picking up their outbound train and proceeding back to the T Line at Murphy Junction.
During its final leg of the trip from Asheville, NC to Canton, NC, Blue Ridge Southern local T31 passes a Southern whistle board along the former Southern Railway T-Line, also referred to as the M... (more)