1985 The last time the Southern was in Bryson City

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Tyson Rayles, Aug 18, 2002.

  1. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    and spotting a car behind Bryson City Coal and Lumber.

    O.K it's a fake! The picture was taken 2 days ago and I inserted a n-scale loco and boxcar. But hey, it coulda been 1985.

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  2. RI541

    RI541 Member

    You are a wiz. I'm still practicing.:) :D :)
  3. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    Tyson, looks perfectly believable to me. :cool:

  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Thanks guys!
  5. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Glad you said you'd tricked this one up, I'd have believed it a real shot! Nicely done!
  6. Matt Probst

    Matt Probst Member

    Hey, Tyson! How 'bout you decide on twelve photos of your own that you like the best; convert them into about 600+ calendars for the year 2003, and send one to each member of The Gauge for Christmas this year. In fact, I'll take two!!!

    Serio;) :) :cool: :D :rolleyes:

    Seriously, though, your photos are works of art and I enjoy checking them out each time you post.
    Even my non-trainnut wife likes them! Keep 'em coming....

    Matt--Chocolatetown, Pa.
  7. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Tyson, That's a great shot! I'd buy a calendar.

  8. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Thanks Pete! Matt I always like to hear when a non-trainnut likes em', tell your wife thank you! :D
  9. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Thanks Gary, it's in the mail. :D :D
  10. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Hi Tyson, That's a Grade A photo. It would have fooled me too had you not spilled the beans:D I've always liked B&W photos, seems like I can see more detail in them.
  11. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Thanks Vic, I have been having so much fun with this that I haven't got squat done on the layout! :( :rolleyes: :D
  12. IMRL393

    IMRL393 Member

    Tyson -

    You do a Smokey Mountain train calendar, and I will buy a couple !!!

    Trains, great photography, and the best spot on Earth - who could beat that!!!

    - George

    PS It would replace the Smokey Mountain National Park calendar I have for THIS year. Did I ever tell you my father was one of the civil engineers who built the Blue Ridge Parkway ???

    - G
  13. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    When I suggested "a small diorama built on a photo posted on the gauge", it was this kind of photo I had in mind. This would be a neat scene on any layout.
  14. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    No George you hadn't. My hats off to him, that had to be one of the finest jobs I've ever seen. I don't think you will find any roads with the photo ops that road has. :D Pete thank you for thinking that photo is worthy of such an endeavor! :D
  15. RI541

    RI541 Member

    how far

    Tyson, just wondering how far you are from I-95? I used to have an atlas but its gone and was going to buy one tonight but forgot.

    the traction is slipping..the trannies slipping..the mind is gone:) :D :)
  16. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Shane quite aways. As soon as you cross into N.C. you hit Roanoke Rapids, take 158 west to Henderson, pick-up I-85 south to Durham, then I-40 west to Waynesville, then 23/74 to Bryson City. Translated depending on your driving habits 7- 9 hours would be my guess.
  17. RI541

    RI541 Member

    Wow, thats quite a ways. I'm going to Florida for a week before I get surgery. I have to pick up my kids, but I figure I can check out some bikini's...I mean beaches when I get there. I know i'll be hitting a train store or three :D :D :D
  18. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member


    Word has it around the yards that the box car in Tyson's picture actually contains a certain "crate" which disappeared in Mexico. Sources report that some of the marking on the crate and the rather battered condition would suggest that it not only has been to Mexico, but also Scotland. The crate is so battered it can no longer be transported on a flatcar, but needs to be kept in out of the Tarheel weather (constant 100% humidity).:D :D

  19. RI541

    RI541 Member

    just as long as it doesn't hit Rock Island trackage again. We've managed to pass the buck for now.

    We'll keep the light off for you just in case........:D :D :)
  20. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member


    I'm afraid the question goes begging?? What Rock Island trackage:confused: :confused:

    I grew up in Council Bluffs, Iowa and in those days before TV the Rock Island Line was a mighty fine Road. Last time I looked under the bridge there were no tracks to be seen:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    Even all the bankrupt blue hoppers were all gone!!


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