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“Tweetsie” Is Back in North Carolina's Mountains

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In the 19th- and 20th-centuries a railroad linked Eastern Tennessee with Western North Carolina. The most famous engine on the line was called “Tweetsie” because of its distinctive whistle. The engine was returned to the state in 1956 and now is located in Watauga County. The engine has been completely reconditioned and now pulls cars that give tourists a feel of what early train travel was like.