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Jimmie Fisher's Collection
 
10/16/2018
 
 
 
 
 
Owner: Norfolk Southern
Model:EMD GP38-2Built As:SOU 5065 (GP38-2)
Serial Number:72745-7Order No:72745
Frame Number:72745-7Built:8/1973
Notes:Ex-SOU
Other locos with this serial:  NS 5065(GP38-2) SOU 5065(GP38-2) HOG 2125(GP38-2)
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July 2, 2009
Title:  July 2, 2009
Description:  A pair of westbound GPs blast through Sylva at 10 mph while my wife Jann watches. They are just a few hundred feet from the Southern Concrete Products plant where they will couple to empty sand hoppers and return to Canton, NC. Just beyond the SCM plant is the interchange for the Great Smokey Mountain Railroad.
Photo Date:  7/2/2009  Upload Date: 12/27/2009 5:00:18 PM
Location:  Sylva, NC
Author:  Jimmie Fisher
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Track,Action
Locomotives:  NS 5065(GP38-2) NS 7083(GP50)
Views:  761   Comments: 4
Jan 19, 2010:  Returning to Asheville
Title:  Jan 19, 2010: Returning to Asheville
Description:  Local PA-01 starts the return to Asheville after swapping pellet cars at the Silverline Plastics pipe plant in Woodfin, NC. The silos in the background are for the storage of the plastic pellets. The plant is about 3 miles north of the Asheville yard, and is the only industry left on the old Craggy line. This run is made three times a week.
Photo Date:  1/19/2010  Upload Date: 1/20/2010 3:41:57 PM
Location:  Woodfin, NC
Author:  Jimmie Fisher
Categories:  Track,Action
Locomotives:  NS 5065(GP38-2) NS 2381(MP15DC)
Views:  767   Comments: 4
Jan 19, 2010:  Run-around
Title:  Jan 19, 2010: Run-around
Description:  NS local PA-01 runs around an empty LPG spacer and an empty covered hopper after switching plastic pellet hoppers at the Silverline Plastics pipe plant. The plant, about 3 miles north of the Asheville NS yard, is the only customer left on the old Southern Craggy line which once extended to Merrimon Avenue in Woodfin. This local run is made three time a week.
Photo Date:  1/19/2010  Upload Date: 1/20/2010 3:46:58 PM
Location:  Woodfin, NC
Author:  Jimmie Fisher
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 5065(GP38-2) NS 2381(MP15DC)
Views:  829   Comments: 3
Apr 27, 2010:  NS local P-59 at the end of the Balsam grade
Title:  Apr 27, 2010: NS local P-59 at the end of the Balsam grade
Description:  NS local P-59 is slowing down as it enters the east side of Sylva. About 500 feet away is a LPG distribution center where the train's 5 LPG tank cars will be dropped and the empty tank cars picked up. 4 boxcars on the train will be taken another mile to the Jackson Paper Products plant in Sylva, where other box cars will be picked up for the return trip to the NS yard in Canton, N.C.
Photo Date:  4/5/2010  Upload Date: 4/29/2010 10:31:22 PM
Location:  Sylva, NC
Author:  Jimmie Fisher
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NS 5065(GP38-2) NS 5558(GP38-2)
Views:  549   Comments: 0
Apr 27, 2010:  Local P-59 to Sylva
Title:  Apr 27, 2010: Local P-59 to Sylva
Description:  Westbound local P-59 enters Balsam and stops for inspection before starting down the grade to Sylva
Photo Date:  4/27/2010  Upload Date: 4/29/2010 10:18:24 PM
Location:  Balsam, NC
Author:  Jimmie Fisher
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NS 5065(GP38-2) NS 5558(GP38-2)
Views:  676   Comments: 1
Apr 27, 2010:  Inspection before starting down the Balsam grade
Title:  Apr 27, 2010: Inspection before starting down the Balsam grade
Description:  The conductor walks down the left side of train P-59 and checks the air hose connections before starting down the grade to Balsam. He will walk up the right side on his way back to the locomotive.
Photo Date:  4/27/2010  Upload Date: 4/29/2010 10:21:32 PM
Location:  Balsam, NC
Author:  Jimmie Fisher
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NS 5065(GP38-2) NS 5558(GP38-2)
Views:  692   Comments: 2
Apr 27, 2010:  Bridge on the Balsam grade
Title:  Apr 27, 2010: Bridge on the Balsam grade
Description:  Local P-59 crosses over Dark Ridge Road while going down the Balsam grade to Sylva
Photo Date:  4/27/2010  Upload Date: 4/29/2010 10:28:16 PM
Location:  Balsam, NC
Author:  Jimmie Fisher
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  NS 5065(GP38-2)
Views:  665   Comments: 0
Apr 27, 2010:  P-59 in Willets community
Title:  Apr 27, 2010: P-59 in Willets community
Description:  Westbound local P-59rolls through the Willets community on its way to Sylva.
Photo Date:  4/27/2010  Upload Date: 4/29/2010 10:29:39 PM
Location:  Sylva, NC
Author:  Jimmie Fisher
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 5065(GP38-2) NS 5558(GP38-2)
Views:  583   Comments: 1


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