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Tweetsie Railroad collection

Identifier: AC-868

Scope and Contents

The Tweetsie Railroad Collection includes photocopied records, 1916-1917 inventory of railroad holdings, and a small amount of correspondence. Tweetsie Railroad brochures, signs and bumper stickers, and two scaled, detailed drawings of East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad Company's car #15 are also part of this collection.


  • 1916-2001, undated


All materials are in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions.

Historical Note

East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad was chartered by Tennessee legislature in 1866 and it began operation from Johnson City, Tennessee to iron mines in Cranberry, North Carolina in 1882, extending its service to Boone, North Carolina in 1919. Tweetsie Railroad with the original steam locamotive Engine No. 12 opened for business in 1957 and is celebrating its 58th year of special entertainment for the whole family in Boone, North Carolina.


0.25 Linear Feet (2 oversize folders, 1 box)


The Tweetsie Railroad Collection contains photocopied inventory and equipment retirement records of East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad Company dating 1916 to 1941, several Tweetsie Railroad brochures and souvenirs, and two scaled oversize drawings of the railroad company's car #15, undated.


This arrangement is arranged by subject with the oversize drawings stored separately.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased from Row by Row Bookshop in 2009 and accessioned as AC.2009.031.

Processing Information

This was processed by Anita Elliott, June 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

  • Railroads. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
AC.868: Tweetsie Railroad Collection, 1916-2001, undated
processed by Anita Elliott
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Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

218 College Street
Boone U.S.A. - North Carolina 28608-2026 United States
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