All aboard for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
On March 24, the Watauga Valley Railroad Historical Society and Museum will sponsor a epic one-day-only train journey through the magnificent Great Smoky Mountains. The journey takes you across bridges, through forests, and lakes over the older 1891 Murphy Branch line via western North Carolina.
This spring event will be the first time passengers are going to have the ability to ride all of the working tracks in the area in 1 jaunt. The 11-hour adventure will probably kick-off at the first halt in Johnson City, Tennessee in 9:15 a.m., which is followed by 2 stops at which people may jump on: Greeneville in 9:45 a.m. and Morristown in 10:15 a.m.
Around mid-day, the train will end in Sylva for lunch (you may purchase food or get a small cooler with you on board). And after lunch, guests will find the opportunity to jump off in Dillsboro and explore the town (don’t overlook the historic Jarret House!)) . Here, passengers can also check out the place where the renowned train wreckage scene in the Harrison Ford movie, The Fugitive, ” was filmed.
On board, you’ll have the ability to settle back and relax in the restored vintage cars while gazing out the huge picture windows to take in the views. The journey will wrap up as soon as the train returns to Johnson City around 8:30 p.m.
Prices for the train trip start at $85 for adults and $69 for children, while Crown Class seats cost $97 for adults and $79 for youngsters. You can even opt for first class tickets, which go for $156 and include dinner, however you have to be over 21.