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Are you ready for a STEAM ENGINE TRAIN RIDE?  Well, it is back!  After long awaited anticipation, the 1702 Steam Engine Train returns to the rails.  This unique part of history dates back to 1942, where the engine's construction was an official commissioned WW 11 Steam Engine and one of only two in the United States.  Train Buffs....this is "The Real McCoy!"  It is going to be a wonderful adventure for the entire family.  Hear the sounds and blow the whistle and off we go!Type your paragraph here.

THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN RAILROAD DIESEL POWERED TRAIN takes you on an adventure through the beautiful countryside of Western North Carolina.  You have the choice of traveling to Natahala Gorge or over to the quaint artistic village Dillsboro, North Carolina.  You can dine and relax in their First Class Car with a private attendant and breathtaking views or take an enjoyable journey riding in an open air gondola.  The gondola is perfect for picture taking!



For information and ticket reservations call 828-586-8811 and they will help you decide on Steam or Deisel!

The main office is located at 226 Everett Street, Bryson city, NC 28731

There website is www.gsmr.com


THIS IS A PERFECT ADVENTURE WHILE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA!

Personally, every member of the staff from the ticket office to those that take care of you on the train, are the best group you will ever fine.  Thanks so much!

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN RAILROAD, 2016

Now I must tell you about one of the most popular attendants on this Railroad Line.  His name is Steve Becket! (pictured Steve Becket with Angelika Nuschler of the Bavarain Tourism Office in Germany.  Angelika told everyone that the Train was one of her "best experiences" while in the States.)

Steve has a personality that explodes on the train and he keeps you informed every minute of the trip by announcing historical places along the way.  Before you know it, Steve is like family and whe the trip is over you almost hate to say goodbye.

You have heard the saying on the old television classic,  FANTSASY ISLAND, "Da Plane, Da Plane?"  Well grab your day pack and get ready for the fun, when you and the kids start yelling, "Da Train. Da Train!"  Oh yes, the GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN TRAIN now offers Diesel or Steam trains for you to enjoy!  They are located right in the heart of Bryson City, North Carolina.  

IT IS YOUR CHOICE AMERICA:  DIESEL OR STEAM!  

WE HAVE THEM BOTH!

GET READY AMERICA, HERE I COME AGAIN!

By Glenn Arnette lll

Steve is not the only thing that keeps you entertained.  You will have live musicians playing and singing some of the great mountain and country songs as you clap or sing along.  Then here comes a real live "character!"  It is Tim Hall, "Seanachai of the Mountains" who will tell you tales about his family and the "good old mountain folks!"  Tim is a real jewel on the trip!