The two-man crew of the East Tennessee Railway is winding up its morning of work as it switches some cars of scrap metal at Johnson City. The train is standing on what was the Clinchfield Railroad main line through Johnson City before October 1970, when the "High Line" a couple of miles to the west was opened for traffic. The green and gold paint scheme is not, as most might assume, based on Southern Railway's old scheme. The predecessor East Tennessee & Western North Carolina narrow gauge "Tweetsie" adorned its Baldwin Ten-Wheelers in a similar green and gold livery in the '30s. Also, the original ET is now gone, but the current operation handles the remains of local switching in Johnson City. Not that many years ago, Southern, Clinchfield, and the ET&WNC itself served many rail-served industries and customers here with locally based crews. Now, only the ET handles what's left on both NS and CSX (under contracts).