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Who Named Tweetsie?

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There is much speculation concerning the origination of the colloquial name ‘Tweetsie,’ the narrow 16-gauge train that runs on a three-mile track between Boone and Blowing Rock. Some historians believe the name came from mountaineers whose homes flanked the tracks; the train whistle was much shriller than other trains of the day.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 31 Issue 6, August 1963, p11-12, il, por