Tweetsie Railroad collection
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.
This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions.
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.
This collection was purchased from Row by Row Bookshop in 2009 and accessioned as AC.2009.031.
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.
- AC.868: Tweetsie Railroad Collection, 1916-2001, undated
- processed by Anita Elliott
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