Location: 36° 20.939′ N, 82° 12.464′ W. Marker is in Elizabethton, Tennessee, in Carter County. Marker can be reached from Veterans Memorial Parkway (U.S. 19E). Click for map. The marker is located in the parking lot of the Elizabethton-Carter County Chamber of Commerce. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Elizabethton TN 37643
Marker Text: Carter County’s railroad history is the story of three trains – the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina, better known as Tweetsie (1881-1951); the Southern Railroad (1911-1940); and the North American Rayon Steam Engine (1936-1992). The glory days of the railroads have ended, The memories are captured in this exhibit: an original Tweetsie boxcar, a Southern caboose, and the NAR Steam Engine, which was believed to be the last active steam locomotive in the United States in commercial use.