Off the beaten path, again

We were coming into Burnsville NC on 221, when my buddy spotted these off the side of the road, sitting with several junked school buses and trailers.  I did a fast u-ey so we could stop and get pix.  I think, maybe, possibly, the red one, an industrial locomotive, is an old GE diesel.  The yellow one, which features an automobile engine, looks maybe locally adapted from another unit.  I couldn’t find a citation for “N.P. R.R.” nor for the “B. (W?). R. R.” that’s in faded, fancy lettering on the hood of the yellow one.  Bless ’em.  They probably worked hard in their day.
n.b. in reference to the comments below, this article on Wiki



8 thoughts on “Off the beaten path, again

  1. Chris westveer March 5, 2014 / 8:58 pm

    NPRR is Naval Pier Rail Road, Phillidelphia PA I think. It was used on the Yancey Railroad til it closed. The other may be Black mountain RR, a former name of the Yancey RR.

    • Bob Lawrence March 6, 2014 / 4:29 pm

      Thank you for the information! It is very much appreciated.

  2. Todd Minsk August 19, 2014 / 3:36 pm

    I beg to differ, NPRR was the Narragansett Pier Railroad in Rhode Island.

    • Bob Lawrence August 19, 2014 / 5:23 pm

      Please check the link I just posted. I think it settles the matter. Thank you.

  3. Jonathan Caswell June 29, 2018 / 10:27 pm

    the Narragansett Pier Railroad–Kingston to Wakefield—originally all the way to Narragansett Pier!

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