Rounding the Loops on the Mountain East of Ridgecrest
Photos by Gene Austin, April 20-21, 2013
The steep grades between Ridgecrest, NC and Old Fort, NC require trains to pass over several track loops to ascend
and decend. These shots taken by Gene Austin show how extreme the loops are.
In this shot, two levels of track can easily be seen winding up the mountain
©2013 Piedmont and Western Railroad Club