The staff of cartercountyhistory.com is consulting with local experts to provide a comprehensive and enjoyable collection of facts and photos for this page. The famous ET&WNC train, nicknamed the "Tweetsie" was a vital part of our area in the 1940's and 1950's. Please subscribe to the cartercountyhistory facebook page for announcements of updates to this site.
Below is a video that was offered to our site by Darrell Edwards. This was one of the last runs in Elizabethton by the ET&WNC. This footage was shot in the late 1980's. You will see the train's control panel and the hand signals used during an un-couple of rail cars.
Below is footage of the Tweetsie #12 as it ran through our county in 1949. The footage is supplied by Tim Smith and is part of the ET&WNC Historical Society. In this footage you will see the #12 as it rolls through Hampton. You will see the old Hampton covered bridge as the train passes through it. Vintage sound bites have been added to the video to add an element of realism.