Asheville Special Leaving Salisbury

With all safety checks made, the conductor gives the nod for the engineer to release the brakes, open the throttle and give two short toots on the horn.

The train eases down the mainline track and branches into the wye where the track takes off from the north-south Southern Railway’s mainline from Washington, DC to Atlanta and heads almost due west onto Western North Carolina Railroad’s mainline.  With a clear signal, he cracks the throttle and heads towards Majolica, the first town up the WNC line.