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Tweetsie Railroad's Trains

Tweetsie Railroad® is proud to operate two historic narrow-gauge steam locomotives: No. 12 "Tweetsie" and No. 190 "Yukon Queen."


Engine No. 12

Narrow gauge Locomotive No. 12 is the last surviving steam locomotive of the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad (ET&WNC), which ran service from Johnson City, Tennessee, to Boone, North Carolina, from 1919 to 1940. When the Tweetsie Railroad theme park opened with its first steam locomotive ride (one mile to a picnic area and back) in 1957, this was its sole locomotive.

No. 12 "Tweetsie" Specifications

Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia
Original Service: East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad
Completed: 1917
Const. No.: 45069
Fuel: Coal
Working Weight: Approx. 82.5 Tons
Arrangement: 4-6-0

Tweetsie Engine #12 Whistle

Engine No. 190

Locomotive No. 190 is a narrow-gauge steam locomotive originally from Alaska’s White Pass & Yukon Railway( WPY), which linked the port of Skagway, Alaska, with Whitehorse, the capital of Yukon. Tweetsie Railroad added the “Yukon Queen” in 1960.

No. 190 "Yukon Queen" Specifications

Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia
Original Service: U.S. Army Transportation Corps/White Pass & Yukon Railroad
Completed: 1943
Const. No.: 69425
Fuel: Coal
Working Weight: Approx. 105 Tons
Arrangement: 2-8-2

Steam Locomotive Shop

Both locomotives are historic narrow-gauge locomotives, built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia. Before entering service at Tweetsie Railroad, the locomotives were put into operating condition by veteran engineer Frank Coffey, who trained new generations in our on-site steam locomotive repair shop.

Visit the Steam Locomotive Shop