The George L. Carter Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) and East Tennessee State University’s George L. Carter Railroad Museum will sponsor a scenic train excursion and Riverboat Cruise to Knoxville on Saturday, June 24.
Tickets must be purchased no later than June 12. The price for the excursion is $90 for adults and $80 for children ages three through 12. Those two years of age and younger may ride free. The fee includes bus transportation to and from Knoxville, a tour of the back shops, a 90-minute steam train ride and a luncheon cruise on the Tennessee Riverboat.
Passengers should arrive at ETSU’s parking lot 22A on Go Bucs Trail no later than 6:30 a.m. to travel by motor coach to Knoxville. The Three Rivers Rambler steam train will depart at 10 a.m. and follow a scenic route along the Tennessee River following the back shop tour. Upon returning to the station at 12:30 p.m., passengers will be delivered to the Tennessee Riverboat Company for the luncheon cruise. Following the riverboat cruise, the buses will begin loading at 3 p.m. and will depart at 3:30 p.m. for Johnson City, arriving around 5:30-6 p.m.
Ticket order forms and liability waivers are available at the Carter Railroad Museum on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or online at the Mountain Empire Model Railroaders website at www.memrr.org by choosing “NRHS News” and then “Ticket Order Form.” A signed liability waiver form must accompany the ticket request.
Payment may be made by check or money order payable to the G. L. Carter Chapter, NRHS, and mailed to G. L. Carter Chapter, NRHS; attn.: Bill Beagen, 1091 Henderson Court, Jonesborough, TN 37659.
For more information, contact Beagen at 423-753-7890 or email him at email@example.com.