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Great Smoky Mountain Railroad Excursion Video

January 5th, 2009 · No Comments

On our family vacation during the Thanksgiving holiday 2008 we drove to Bryson City, NC early and I captured some video clips at the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad excursion on the morning of Friday, November 28, 2008. We arrived about 90 minutes prior to departure and we were able to witness the crew preparing the GP 9 for the trip. We also toured the Smoky Mountain Trains Museum before the departure, there is another video blog post on this massive collection and layout. The train departed Bryson City Depot at 1030 EDT and traveled to the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) arriving around 1205 EDT then the GP9 moved along the siding to couple to the back of the consist for the trip back to Bryson City. Guests were allowed to walk around the NOC for about an hour then we departed at around 1310 EDT and returned to Bryson City Depot around 1430 EDT. I cobbled together some audio sound bites and added them to the original video based on some initial reviews of the first iteration of this video from the nice folks at the Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine including Joe Fugate and others.

Tags: Events · History · Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine · Prototype · Rail Fan

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