We’ve made it to Bryson City, NC home of one of the many Rail Fest’s held through out the country. YES there are others, and Rail Fans all over the country.
This afternoon we took a ride into town to look around. GSMR was getting ready to depart with the “Special Dinner Train” which was by invitation only. I’m sure there was a mix up. Maybe they lost our address since we didn’t get our invitation… I’m sure they will remember us next year.. :-)…
This is the “Guest” steam engine we will be riding tomorrow. 126 will be pulling a few cabooses with 15 folks in each. I talked to the owner, John, today and he said that 126 was restored this year and they are still working out some kinks. 126 hold about a ton of coal and can go about 15 miles before needing a reload. We are scheduled to ride at 12:30 pm so there will be more pics then.
Bryson City is in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. The town itself is in a gorge area on “Deep Creek”. We stay a little out of town, up the mountain some. This is the view from our room.
NOTE TO LOIS & KJELL, we are planning on a re-visit to Anthony’s tomorrow night. Tonight was the Yumi-Yumi China Buffet. Only So-So.