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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:52

Travel historic train route

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A train ride following the route of the Southern Railway Murphy Branch Line, established in 1891, will travel from Johnson City, Tennessee, to Bryson City and back during the Watauga Valley Railroad Historical Society & Museum’s Summer 2017 excursion.

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad route includes a passenger pickup in Weaverville with a layover in Bryson City to shop, snack and sight-see before boarding for the Nantahala Gorge, which will also include a sight-seeing layover. The train will arrive in Weaverville at 7:30 p.m. and Johnson City at 8:30 p.m.

Ticket prices range from $83 to $152 for adults and $69 to $79 for children 2-12, with meals available for purchase.

Printable order forms are online at www.wataugavalleynrhs.org and should be mailed to Watauga Valley RHS&M, P.O. Box 432, Johnson City, Tennessee, 37605.

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