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Dr. Gudger reminisces about things he saw during the period when the Western North Carolina Railroad was being built and operated west of the Swannanoa tunnel in the late 1870s and 1880s.
This article discusses the history and economic importance of narrow gauge railroads in North Carolina. Narrow gauge railroads were less costly to build than standard railroads and made use of smaller, lighter steam engines. These types of railroads were perfect for difficult or mountainous terrain.