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Tickets on sale for Carter Railroad Museum Spring Train Excursion

Contributed • Apr 12, 2019 at 3:51 PM

The George L. Carter Railroad Museum at East Tennessee State University and the George L. Carter Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society will host a scenic steam train excursion and riverboat cruise in Knoxville on Saturday, May 25.

Passengers will take a modern, restroom-equipped bus to Knoxville and board the Three Rivers Rambler steam train for a unique view of the city. Next, passengers will ride the Star of Knoxville and enjoy a buffet luncheon and scenic views of the Tennessee River. The authentic paddle wheeler is fully enclosed, air-conditioned and heated for year-round comfort. Buses will return to Johnson City following the riverboat cruise and will arrive around 5:30 p.m.

Tickets for the excursion are $90 each for adults and $80 for children ages 3-12; children ages two and under may ride free. The fee includes transportation to and from Knoxville, a 90-minute steam train ride and a luncheon cruise on the Star of Knoxville.

Passengers should arrive at ETSU’s parking lot 22A on Go Bucs Trail no later than 7:30 a.m. to travel to Knoxville. The Three Rivers Rambler steam train will depart from the depot at 10 a.m.

Ticket order forms and liability waivers are available at the Carter Railroad Museum on the ETSU campus on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or online at the G.L. Carter Chapter NRHS website, www.memrr.org by choosing “Excursions.” A signed liability waiver form must accompany the ticket request. Payment may be made by check or money order payable to the G. L. Carter Chapter, NRHS, and mailed to G. L. Carter Chapter, NRHS; attn.: Carolyn Gregg, 460 Plainview Heights Circle, Greeneville, TN 37745.

Space is limited and tickets must be purchased no later than May 11.

For more information, contact Carolyn Gregg at 423-639-3966 or 423-329-4369 or email at [email protected]

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