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ETSU's Carter Railroad Museum to sponsor spring train, steamboat excursion

April 3rd, 2014 2:38 pm by Contributed - ETSU

ETSU's Carter Railroad Museum to sponsor spring train, steamboat excursion

The George L. Carter Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) and East Tennessee State University’s George L. Carter Railroad Museum will sponsor a scenic spring train excursion and steamboat ride on Saturday, May 24. Tickets must be purchased by May 12.

The price for the excursion is $90 for adults and $80 for children ages 3-12. Younger children may ride free. The fee includes bus transportation to and from Knoxville, a 90-minute steam train ride and a luncheon cruise on the Tennessee Riverboat.

Passengers should arrive at ETSU’s parking lot 22A on Go Bucs Trail no later than 6:30 a.m. to travel by motor coach to Knoxville. Following a “back shop tour,” passengers will board the Three Rivers Rambler steam train for a 10 a.m. departure to follow a scenic route along the Tennessee River. Upon returning to the station at 12:30 a.m., passengers will go to the Tennessee Riverboat Company for a luncheon cruise. Buses will begin loading at 3 p.m. for the return to Johnson City, arriving around 5:30-6 p.m.

Ticket order forms and liability waivers are available at the Carter Railroad Museum on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or online at the Mountain Empire Model Railroaders website at www.memrr.org by choosing “NRHS News” and then “Ticket Order Form.” A signed liability waiver form must accompany the ticket request.

Payment may be made by check or money order payable to the George L. Carter Chapter, NRHS, and mailed to George L. Carter Chapter, NRHS, Attention: Rail Excursion, Box 70697, ETSU, Johnson City, TN 37614.

For more information, contact Duane Swank at (423) 542-8989, (423) 342-6449 or duaneharriet@charter.net.

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