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CSX1702 03-13-2016 06:48 AM

Steam Returns to the Smokies
 
On July 22nd, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad #1702 will return to excursion service. I couldn't be more excited as this is my favorite locomotive and the one that got me into railroading. They will also be running an 8 hour photo run from Dillsboro to the Nantahala Gorge with two run-bys. I would absolutely love to be on that train and I'm going to look into getting off work for it.

Click here to read the official release from the GSMR:

http://www.gsmr.com/sites/default/fi...20Railroad.pdf

CSX1702 03-26-2016 05:34 AM

To anyone who may be interested: I emailed the Gsmr about when tickets will be available for the photo special and this was the reply:

"The details are still being worked out for this returning event, but we should have the information published to our site soon along with it being available to purchase.

I have set a reminder for myself to let you know as soon as it is available. "

I'm impressed at the customer service. I was emailed back in less than 24 hours and they will personally inform me when tickets become available.

CSX1702 04-19-2016 05:19 AM

Per the GSMR Facebook page: she has passed all hydro tests!

https://www.facebook.com/GreatSmokyM...type=3&theater

JimThias 04-19-2016 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CSX1702 (Post 188085)
Per the GSMR Facebook page: she has passed all hydro tests!

Got a decent pic of this locomotive? I'd like to see what he looks like.

Decapod401 04-19-2016 02:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 188086)
Got a decent pic of this locomotive? I'd like to see what he looks like.

Here ya go!

[photoid=130800]

CSX1702 04-20-2016 04:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 188086)
Got a decent pic of this locomotive? I'd like to see what he looks like.

This is the video that got me into:
1. This locomotive
2. Railroading in general
3. Railroad photography

I almost get emotional watching this. And the whistle at 1:00 in still gives me chills. Lol.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKoSoee6NDk

JimThias 04-22-2016 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Decapod401 (Post 188089)
Here ya go!

[photoid=130800]

Good looking unit! :smile:

CSX1702 04-22-2016 11:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 188116)
Good looking unit! :smile:

I always thought it was one the best looking steam engines.


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