Southern Railway trains passing the railroad station at Old Fort, NC in 1981

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Southern Railway train passing the railroad station at Old Fort, NC in 1981

This train is called the Marion Turn. Engines 5112, 5215, 2530, and 2811 pass through Old Fort on their way back to Asheville from Marion on February 27, 1981.

Southern Railway loaded coal train passing the railroad station at Old Fort, NC

Later that same afternoon, engine 3254 leads an eastbound coal train off the mountain and by the depot at Old Fort. Disk 125