Andrews Geyser in September

Constructed in the 1890’s to honor the man who took the Southern Railway across the Blue Ridge, this gravity fed frivolity shoots a powerful stream of water over 80 feet in the air. A 12″ cast iron pipe brings water from Mill Creek from a Mill Pond 600 feet higher up the mountain, with a 2″ nozzle that concentrates that flow at the bottom. It’s located in the center of the first “loop” of the famous “Old Fort Loops” where trains make many loops in their effort to climb over the Eastern Continental Divide.

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The view I captured in Fall from a train on the adjacent track is really breathtaking.Geyser 1

Vintage Postcards are always a treat to the eye…

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