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Histories and Links Related to the ET&WNC Railroad

Hosted here by the Historical Society you will find a repository of historical documents and compilations of historical documents that relate to the ET&WNC Railroad and the area in which the railroad served. These documents have been compiled and donated by the individuals listed and will be of great interest to fans and researchers of the railroad. Please contact us if you have similar historical documents that you would like to contribute.

Also included are links to outside information and business sites relevant to the ET&WNC Railroad and of interest to our members and railroad fans. If you enjoy email interactions with hundreds of other ET&WNC RR fans be sure to check out and join ETWNC@groups.io where you can ask questions, post news, and find photos and files related to our favorite little narrow gauge.

We are always looking for links to other information sites of interest to our fans, please pass along links that you feel would be appropriate. Our Society is not responsible for content on these external sites. Please inform us of any broken links that you may run across.

This page will change as we make additions. Check back often for new content.


A Short History of the ET&WNC Railroad
By Johnny Graybeal - Past President

A Draft Documentary History of the Cranberry Iron Mine in Mitchell County, North Carolina
By Colonel (Ret.) William C. Schneck, Jr.
16 MB - 241 pages - PDF

The May Tide Flood
Courtesy of Colonel (Ret.) William C. Schneck, Jr.
4 MB - 7 pages

1924 Watauga Democrat Story - LRRy Extension to Blowing Rock
Courtesy of James Heath
An interesting "what if" news story
.5 MB - 1 page

A Draft Documentary History of the Johnson City & Carnegie Street Railway and the Johnson City Traction Company
By Colonel (Ret.) William C. Schneck, Jr.
16 MB - 214 pages - PDF

Whiting Railroad Research Notes: Tracing the Whiting Railroad from Boone to Tater Hill
By James Heath
5.5 MB - 68 pages - PDF

Unionization on the ET&WNC - 1926
Courtesy of Colonel (Ret.) William C. Schneck, Jr.
.5 MB - 1 page - PDF

A Draft Documentary History of the H.L. White Lumber Company Operations at Elk Park, North Carolina
Courtesy of Colonel (Ret.) William C. Schneck, Jr.
5 MB - 66 pages - PDF



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Johnson's Depot - ET&WNC History

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YouTube Videos - ET&WNC

George L. Carter Railroad Museum - ET&WNC Layout

Avery County Historical Museum

Southeastern Narrow Gauge and Shortline Museum

North Carolina Transportation Museum - Spencer Shops

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

Tweetsie Railroad Theme Park

Doe River Gorge

Tweetsie Trail

Rails-To-Trails - Tweetsie Trail

The Blue Ridge Stemwinder Book

ET&WNC Railroad Maps

The Stemwinder CD

Archives of Appalachia - ETSU

Tarheel Press

Digital Watauga

Slim Rails

3DPTrain - 3D Printed ET&WNC Models

Deerfield River Laser

Wiseman Model Services

Trout Creek Engineering

Carolina Craftsman Kits

Ben Merritt - 3D Printed ET&WNC Models

The ET&WNC Railroad Historical Society
PO Box 70697
Johnson City, TN 37614