A fold-out picture mailer of eight vintage Tweetsie Railroad postcards from the historic old train in North Carolina may remind you of your own previous trips or inspire you to go have a look for yourself. Although undated, the little album is believed to be early 1960's, a conjecture made from its own story printed inside that "...now after almost three years of planning and construction...Tweetsie is fully restored....and carries passengers...around Roundhouse Mountain."
According to Wikipedia, the little engine made its first trip around the mountain with tourists on July 4, 1957. There is no doubt you will see a big difference between the amusement park today and the postcards shown here. The railroad is now also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The little railroad's history dates back to the end of the Civil War when the little train was the only means of transportation from Boone, NC to Johnson City, TN. New highways for auto transportation in the 1930's almost ended the railroad's career.
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