Tweetsie Railroad

300 Tweetsie Railroad Ln, Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605 USA

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Opens Sat 10a
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“a historic steam railroad”

Tweetsie Railroad is proud to operate two vintage steam locomotives: the #12 "Tweetsie" and the #190 "Yukon Queen." When you visit Tweetsie Railroad during the operating season, the train will be pulled by one of these historic engines. Both locomotives are coal-fired narrow-gauge engines, built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia. Before entering service at Tweetsie Railroad, the locomotives were put into operating condition by Tweetsie's on-site steam train repair shop. Locomotive #12 is the last surviving narrow-gauge steam locomotive of the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad (ET&WNC), which ran train service from Johnson City, Tennessee to Boone, North Carolina from 1919 to 1940. When the Tweetsie Railroad theme park opened in 1957, this was its sole locomotive.  In 1960, Tweetsie Railroad acquired another steam locomotive,the #190 "Yukon Queen" from Alaska's White Pass & Yukon Railway. Both locomotives are coal-fired narrow-gauge engines, built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia. #12 was completed in 1917, and #190 in 1943. Before entering service at Tweetsie Railroad, the locomotives were put into operating condition by veteran engineer Frank Coffey, who trained new generations in Tweetsie's on-site steam train repair shop.

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Jay O.

I forgot how lame this place was. 125.00 for two adults and a child. 11 bucks for a pretzel and soda. Very limited ride's available. Lots of up and down slope walking. Read more

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Renee H.

Great amusement park with lots of fun and adventure for the family! They are currently asking that you wearing a mask while indoors but otherwise it's optional. Prices for adults is $52 for the... Read more

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Shawn B.

This place was amazing!! My 3 year old son is into trains, like lives trains. We have been watching the Tweetsie 190 and 12 steam engines on YouTube for the last year+ so decided we would drive... Read more

Tweetsie Railroad

300 Tweetsie Railroad Ln
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
28605 USA

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  • Sun, Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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