Train-lovers still have the opportunity to glimpse the colorful past of the Tweetsie rail line, with a tour of the Tweetsie model train exhibit room at the George L. Carter Railroad Museum at East Tennessee State University, Room 108, Campus Center Building. The museum is open every Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There is no admission charge, but donations are welcome.
Volunteers from the Mountain Empire Model Railroader club operate the George L. Carter Railroad Museum’s model railroads. These volunteers also provide information about local historic railroads and knowledgeable tips on the basics of model railroading. Also affiliated with the museum are two railroad historical societies: the George L. Carter Chapter National Railway Historical Society and the East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad Historical Society.
For more information about the yearlong sesquicentennial celebration, visit www.jctn150.com or follow @jctn150 (Johnson City 150 — Sesquicentennial Celebration) on Facebook. Cancelations due to inclement weather will be posted on these sites.
More about Johnson City’s 150th birthday from Johnson City Press: www.johnsoncity150.com.