We caught a bus in Johnson city TN. for a 2 hr. trip to Bryson City NC to the train. We stopped in Asheville going down for lunch at J&S Cafeteria. I hadn't eaten in a cafeteria in years. I really enjoyed the meal.
|This was just Bossman's dinner!|
Without further adieu here are some snaps from the day...
|This is an old bank bldg. couldn't find a date on it though|
|The old depot|
|Our coach. Not refurbished. Very basic!|
Kudzu is everywhere! This vine came from Japan, is not a native plant here and has taken over the south. It literally covers anything that sits still. We saw a large piece of equipment that had been totally covered except a wee piece still sticking out! It's very invasive and impossible to get rid of. These shots really show the reality of it! Click to enlarge
|stepping between cars.|
|open air car where we spent most of our time!|
|Dining car (caught bossman chewing his gum!)|
|Crown car, refurbished and air-conditioned|
We had a 30 minute stop along the Nantahala River near the Outdoors Center where they did White-water rafting. The river was full!
|cooling my tootsies! Man, was this water frigid!|
Passed this talc and limestone plant too.
Included in our ticket was the model train museum in Bryson city
There you have it a day out on the train. Hope you enjoyed the ride!