The Annual Railroad Heritage weekend at Tweetsie Railroad held this year on Saturday August 24th and Sunday August 25th saw a double header of engines 12 and 190 for part of the day on Sunday.
Built in 1917 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works, Tweetsie RR #12 leaves the Station for another trip on the short loop around Miner’s Mountain.
Engineer Tim Smith stokes #12's fire during the night photo session at Tweetsie Railroads railfan day.
As the first day of Tweetsie Railroad Heritage Weekend comes to a close, number 12 simmers in downtown, framed by a few pink flowers across the tracks.
As both steam crews work hard for the photo runby's, the double header crosses Dead Horse Trestle just before dusk in Blowing Rock, NC.
With engineer Jesse Hoyle behind the throttle, former ET&WNC Baldwin Ten Wheeler number 12 works hard as she comes through an s curve leaving town.
As the number 12 cuts away from Coach 5, Mikado 190 comes around the back of the steam shop and into town. The 190 will unload it's train, reverse back around the shop, and couple with the 12 for... (more)
ET&WNC Ten Wheeler number 12 puts on a magnificent show as she double heads with 190 for a photo runby on Railfan Weekend.
ex East Tennesse & Western North Carolina RR 4-6-0 number 12 takes a sick day as ex White Pass & Yukon number 190 powers the days trains.
Tweetsie 12 awaiting its next assignment. The first night photo session at Tweetsie. Thanks to Tweetsie, Clint Renegar, and Ben Earp for the set up and lighting!
Yard crew inspect locomotive before it begins its nighttime duties.
Tweetsie 12 and 190 double header start the next Wild West train around the loop.
Railroading in Western Carolina may have looked not too different than this 100 years ago.