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Elizabethton in Carter County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Carter County's Train History
 
Carter County's Train History Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Crumlish, July 17, 2011
1. Carter County's Train History Marker
 
Inscription. Carter County’s railroad history is the story of three trains – the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina, better known as Tweetsie (1881-1951); the Southern Railroad (1911-1940); and the North American Rayon Steam Engine (1936-1992). The glory days of the railroads have ended, The memories are captured in this exhibit: an original Tweetsie boxcar, a Southern caboose, and the NAR Steam Engine, which was believed to be the last active steam locomotive in the United States in commercial use.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 123.)
 
Location. 36° 20.939′ N, 82° 12.464′ W. Marker is in Elizabethton, Tennessee, in Carter County. Marker can be reached from Veterans Memorial Parkway (U.S. 19E). Click for map. The marker is located in the parking lot of the Elizabethton-Carter County Chamber of Commerce. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Elizabethton TN 37643, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel Powhatan Carter (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Covered Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Duffield Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Green Hill Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Transylvania Purchase (approx. 2.4 miles away); Watauga Fort (approx. 2.4 miles away); Watauga Purchase (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elizabethton.
 
Wide view of the Carter County's Train History Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Crumlish, July 17, 2011
2. Wide view of the Carter County's Train History Marker
The NAR Steam Engine, an original Tweetsie boxcar, and Southern caboose sit on display next to the marker at the Elizabethton-Carter County Chamber of Commerce.
 

 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study the marker shown.
 
Also see . . .  The Cy Crumley Scrapbook: ET&WNC Railroad Historical Photo Collection. (Submitted on August 28, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
North American Rayon Porter Fireless 0-6-0 Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Crumlish, July 17, 2011
3. North American Rayon Porter Fireless 0-6-0
One of the last steam-powered locomotive in commercial use, now restored for display.
 
 
Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad wooden narrow gauge box car Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Crumlish, July 17, 2011
4. Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad wooden narrow gauge box car
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 630 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on August 28, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
 
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