Spring means the trains come alive again in NC. With Tweetsie preparing for opening day on May1, 2009…it’s time to recognize some of the other train attractions in our great state!
With 53 miles of track, 2 tunnels and 25 bridges, the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad offers a variety of excursions that explore the amazing landscape of Western North Carolina. With the romance and mystique of an era gone by, guests on-board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad will enjoy scenic train journeys across fertile valleys and through river gorges in a spectacular region near The Great Smoky Mountains.
This section of Western North Carolina offers a wide array of ever changing vegetation and fantastic landscapes. Dating back to the 1800’s and located on the southside of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Murphy Branch allowed access to one of the most remote and beautiful places in the world. Please take a moment to learn about our rich history by clicking here for additional information and historical photographs!