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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 image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
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). The marker is located in the parking lot of the Elizabethton-Carter County Chamber of Commerce. Touch for map
Wide view of the Carter County's Train History Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Elizabethton TN 37643, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel Powhatan Carter (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Watauga Old Fields (about 800 feet away); Samuel P. Carter (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carter County Veterans Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Court West of the Alleghenies (approx. ¼ mile away); Covered Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Duffield Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Post Office (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethton.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study the marker shown.
 
North American Rayon Porter Fireless 0-6-0 image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, July 17, 2011
4. Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad wooden narrow gauge box car
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,320 times since then and 36 times this year. 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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Jul. 4, 2022