The full sized engine, coal car and water tank is wonderful as is the display of train memorabilia in the museum. The museum is an excellent resource of information about the early years in Townsend and logging the smokies before the park was established. If you ever wondered how the sinks became the sinks (rock formation and waterfall in Little River about 6 miles from the 'Y') - you will find the answer here. A visit to this museum plus the Smoky Heritage museum and a trip to Cades Cove will tie it all together for those wanting to get a quick history overview of this region.
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