Thursday, October 25, 2018
A train that's not a train
No wonder I haven't heard any trains this afternoon. There are many miles of mountainous tracks between Black Mountain and Old Fort...if they went that direction. I've heard there are ll tunnels through those mountains, and one place where a switchback occurs such that you can see the beginning of the train across from the end of the train.
When the electric generating plant in Asheville switches to natural gas, I wonder if we'll have as many coal trains come through here. Of course many other electric plants will still burn coal. But the industry itself has seen the writing on the wall.