Two weeks ago my family and I spend a long weekend in Dillsboro, North Carolina. Besides relaxing and enjoying some great family time, we made a couple of short day trips to Cherokee, Sylva, and Bryson City the home town of the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad (GSMR). Since it only was a short break we didn't have the opportunity to actually take a ride on one of the GSMR trains. This however is something we definitely want to do in the future.
I took a couple of pictures of some of the trains, which I later converted into black and white in Lightroom.
GSMR 523Car 523 being pulled into Bryson City station As an additional treat I stumbled upon some old, abandoned railroad cars near our hotel. It is always a bit sad to see these nice cars breaking down. The faded and rusted colors however provided some great picture opportunities.