You’ll drool at all of the rivers and streams you will view on the August Bryson City NC/Johnson City train ride following the route of the Southern Railway Murphy Branch Line, established in 1891. Following more trout water than can be fished in a decade, the excursion train ride 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.