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johnny graybeal <johnnyg@...>
Michael,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
There is a video source for standard gauge steam on the ET&WNC. It is
Steam Shortlines Southern Style, available from A&R Productions. it has
about 15 minutes of ET in the 60s. It shows the Johnson City yards and
Bemberg well. Their Number is 800 246 5898. We(the ET&WNC RR Historical
Society) worked with them to produce a narrow gauge video set 4 years
ago.(Has it been that long?) Time does fly.
President, ET&WNC RR Historical Society
From: baskette@... <baskette@...>
To: tweetsie@... <tweetsie@...>
Date: Monday, December 28, 1998 4:06 PM
Subject: [Tweetsie] New List Member
a former a native of Johnson City Tennessee. I saw you had created thislist on
the Slim Rails Web site, and figured I'd join in. I am primarily aClinchfield
modeler, but am currently planning a large switching layout of Johnson Cityset
in the mid to late 1960's. Included will be the E.T. & W.N.C. from J.C.to
Elizabethton. I figure this location and era gives my a unique opportunityto
run second generation EMD power on the CRR and Southern portions and steamon
the E.T.& W.N.C. up to 1968 and Alco's after that. Anyway, as you cangather,
my primary interests in the Tweetsie are it's standard gauge years. Hopethat's
not taboo. So far I have aquired photos of all the standard guage locosI
figured this group might have insight into other questions. Recentlyaquired
and possibly of interst to some of you is a large number of CRR waybillsfor
freight traffic originating or terminating in Johnson City. Many are forcars
delivered to or loaded in Elizabethton and interchanged to/from the ET&WNC.They
list the industries who either loaded or recieved the cars. Again theseare for
the 1960's so may be of limited appeal. Anyway, hope to get to know yousoon.
C Ford <cfordart@...>
Yeah, we did have a very interesting encounter. If you would like to see
a few photos of the RS3s (and the interesting story aforementioned) check
my web page in the 1989 and 1990 photos at
And welcome to the group.
Charles Brumbelow <cbrumbelow@...>
Welcome! I don't think 1960's standard gauge is taboo . . . Rumor hastoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
it that one reunion group had a most interesting encounter with a couple
while photographing the ET&WNC RS3(?)! I grew up in Bristol (TN) and my
Dad had accounting clients in Elizabethton -- after the NG was gone.
Karl & Edwina Kleeman <kleenc@...>
Hey, the standard gage days of the ET&WNC are very interesting. I am
modeling the Alco RS3 diesel in largescale. Have been trying to get
pictures. Have some after the engines were out of service but would love
to get a couple when they were still in service. Can be sent to Karl
Kleeman, 619 Yarmouth Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607. I will pay all expenses.
I am also interested in what types of cars the RS3s pulled. Would like to
be historically accurate if possible.