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North Carolina Rail Trail

       We are fortunate to be one of several organizations that are featured along the NC Rail Trail.  In fact, three other attractions are all within a two hour drive of our museum!

       Even better, if you are planning a visit to or through the Tar Heel state, we have major railroad-related organizations that span the state from the mountains to the coast.

       So what is better than trip to the SE Narrow Gauge & Shortline Museum? A visit afterwards to our neighbors and  friends !!
Southeastern Narrow Gauge & Shortline Museum
     Tweetsie Railroad opened in 1958 and has been a NC legend ever since. Experience the ride on a true narrow gauge railroad with locomotives from the ET&WNC and the White Pass &  Yukon. Only an hour away from the SE Narrow Gauge Museum !!
      Located only an hour away, the historic Spencer Shops of the Southern Railway now house NC's flagship transportation museum. Trains, planes, and automobiles!!! Oh my!!
       The Great Smokey Mountains Railroad operates the famed Murphy Branch of the old Southern Railway. Daily excursions, dining trains, and an optional rafting experience make for an exciting family day. All within a two hour drive.
         The Craggy Mountain Line is in the process of re-opening the old Asheville & Craggy Mountain Railroad, a scenic line about 90 minutes from our museum.
          The New Hope Valley Railroad is an operating excursion line that operates a former original Norfolk Southern line just south of Raleigh. There's no other place to ride steam through the eastern NC pine forests.
          Need something different to do at the beach? Visit Wilmington Railroad Museum and tour a steam locomotive, caboose, and restored depot.
          Our "house band." You won't find finer authentic bluegrass music and railroad tunes anywhere. The nationaly re-knowned duo of Hobo Bill and Kristen offer up quality production and fresh versions of your favorite toe-tappin' and sing-along songs!

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Visit Tweetsie Railroad to ride on a mountain narrow gauge railroad.