The Southern 4501 heads past the Bristol Train Station and the Bristol sign as it departs Monday on the first part of it's ferry move back to Chattanooga.
A crewman prepares to clean deposits from the Southern 4501's smokebox after the day's round trip to Radford. Some of which can be seen emerging from the bottom of the slightly open smokebox door.
After loading passengers at the Bristol Train Station, the Southern 4501 leads the 21st Century Steam excursion out of Bristol.
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Greg Booher is an internationally published photographer (most recently in National Geographic Guide to the Night Sky) from Bristol, Tennessee. The beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia are his home. For more about me, read my interview on RAW