Great Smokey Mountain Railroad

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Peirce, Apr 18, 2003.

  1. Peirce

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    The GSMR engineer is returning to GP-7, number 777, after stopping to give the passengers and crew a lunch break alongside the Nantahola River,in the western part of North Carolina.

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  2. Peirce

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    GSMR converted a bay-window into this generator car.

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    Very Nice Peirce, I love the colour scheme:)
    Did you go on that trip?
  4. Peirce

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    Yes, I took that ride a couple of weeks ago. It was a great 4.5-hour trip in 70 to 80 degree weather.
  5. Dave Flinn

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    Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

    Yes, that's a nice ride. When I took it, a few years ago, it was steam powered. I wonder if they still use steam on some runs?
  6. Peirce

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    They use steam during the summer for some of their rides. The ride we took was probably the last of their winter schedule. We were just lucky with the weather. On the way to North Carolina we went through a snow storm and on the way back it was raining. In between, it was mostly sunny and in the hith 70s.
  7. Peirce

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    Here is a shot taken at the end of the day. The crew is taking a ride to the service area to get 777 ready for the next day's work.

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  8. Peirce

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    This is the river to which I referred in my first post in this thread. It is part of what makes the GSMR ride so nice.

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    Smoky Mountains!

    My parents live on the Tennessee side of the Great Smoky Mountains (near Knoxville.) They have rode on this train and it was steam. When Jess and I move down there this summer. We plan to stop over there too. Also if you get to visit Townsend, Tennessee. They are exspanding their railroad muesum. It's theme is "Logging in The Smokies." I have also rode in the Dollywood Express in Dollywood (Dolly Parton's themepark.)

    Andy