Private Afternoon at Tweetsie Railroad

North Carolina has a rich narrow gauge history, and the most famous three foot gauge was the East
Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad, also known as the original Tweetsie. When that narrow
gauge railroad closed in 1950 there were only five still operating in the continental United States. One
of the ET engines was saved and in 1957 formed the nucleus of the Tweetsie Railroad just outside of Boone
NC. For decades now, No. 12 and No. 190 (a US Army engine from the White Pass & Yukon) have pulled
passenger trains up and down five percent grades and around sharp curves, faithfully maintaining the
tradition of narrow gauge railroading at its best, using mid-Twentieth Century technology to get the
job done.


Tweetsie Railroad will be doing a private afternoon on Thursday September 2 nd for convention
attendees. Approximately 600 seats are available in two trains. This event will be FREE to all PAID
Convention Registrants. This includes paid attendees and vendors who purchased tables. In order to
reserve a seat, you will need to submit the extra fare registration form with your convention registration
and indicate that you want to participate in this private event. Tweetsie Railroad always goes to extra
effort to provide a good experience, including photo runbys at two photo locations, to show just what a
narrow gauge steam locomotive can do.


For spouses and any other attendee that did not pay admission, there will be a $15 charge for a spot on
these special trains. Please mark the appropriate block on the extra fare registration form. Tickets for
this special event will be in your convention packet.