Photographer Joseph Bowman engages readers with a
visual tour of the railroads of Western North Carolina. Enjoy scenes of
busy mainline action on Norfolk Southern and CSX mainlines including
unit coal and manifest freight action on the once busy Old Fort Loops.
Joseph also documents several short line railroads which play a vital
role in the local economies. Steam enthusiasts will not be disappointed,
as multiple tourist railroads and mainline steam excursions are
Joseph has been photographing trains since 2005 and has photographed
many unique events including the last train to Lenoir, NC, along with
the last excursions that Norfolk Southern allowed to be operated to
Asheville, NC. The most featured section of railroad covered in the book
has also experienced quite a few changes in recent years, and Joseph
shares with us many scenes that haven't taken place in years, and as of
being published, are not likely to happen any time in the near future,
if ever again.