Tourist & Museum Railways in
EMD GP9 #1755 of Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
hauling a tourist train onto the Tuckasegee River Bridge near
- Charlotte Trolley historic trams (streetcars)
in Charlotte, between Atherton Mill and 9th Street (about 2 miles,
3 km) with 8 intermediate boarding and alighting points. Operates
Tuesdays to Saturdays throughout the year.
Mountain Line Project to create a tourist service on about 3½ miles
(5.5 km) of line between Asheville and Woodfin (Unsolicited
audio on website)
- Great Smoky
Mountains Railroad two separate services:
Standard gauge, diesel hauled. Inclusive dining trains on certain days.
It is not usually possible to travel both sections of the line on the
same day. A further section of line from Nantahala to Murphy (about 15
miles, 24 km) is used only infrequently.
- Bryson City to Nantahala, about 22 miles (35 km). Operates Fridays
and Saturdays in March, Tuesdays to Saturdays April and May, daily
June to November and late December.
- Bryson City to Dillsboro, about 16 miles (26 km). Operates Saturdays
mid January to February, a few days in May, Tuesdays to Sundays mid June
to mid August, Mondays to Thursdays in October.
- Handy Dandy
Railroad in Denton Farm Park. Standard gauge, about 1½ miles
(2.4 km). Steam train operates one weekend each year, during the
Threshers Reunion in July. Diesel hauled train operates for certain
othe special events, and by private charter.
- New Hope Valley
Railway Bonsal to New Hill, about 6 miles (10 km). Standard gauge,
steam or diesel hauled. Operates typically two days each month from
April to December.
- North Carolina
Transportation Museum train rides in the extensive grounds of
the museum. Standard gauge, diesel hauled. Limited cab rides
available on a first come, first served basis. Operates most days
throughout the year when the Museum is open.
Springs & Northern Railroad Parkton (interchange with CSX)
to Red Springs, about 12½ miles (20 km). Currently open to the public
on only a few days each year, offering rides on short sections of the
line in motorized works vehicles and trailers. Standard gauge.
- Tweetsie Railroad 3 ft (914 mm) gauge line, about
3 miles (5 km) in length, circling the theme park near Boone. Steam
hauled. Operates (with a few exceptions) Fridays to Sundays, May to
September, every day from June to August, and Friday and Saturday
evenings in October.