Southern Railway engines 2605, 2735, 5191, and 2582 on the middle horseshoe curve

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Southern Railway engines 2605, 2735, 5191, and 2582 on the middle horseshoe curve

It is much easier to photograph trains on the middle horseshoe curve from just off the road. Except for the broad sweeping curve, this looks like a model railroad with tracks stacked up a hillside. Engines 2605, 2735, 5191, and 2582 guide an eastbound train down the mountain on March 14, 1981.

Southern Railway engines 2605, 2735, 5191, and 2582 on the middle horseshoe curve

Three months later the lower track is obscured by the trees and new growth. Engines 6141 and 6147 pull a special passenger train through the middle horseshoe curve on May 23. Disk 127

Southern Railway engines 2605, 2735, 5191, and 2582 on the middle horseshoe curve