Vastal to Pigeon Forge

The Smoky Mountain Railroad

Point of Interest

GOOGLE MAPS no longer available: With apologies, I am unable to continue showing Google Maps. Google has forced my hand by increasing their map usage fee from nothing/free to OVER $300 A MONTH for the Abandoned Rails website! This is an expense that I simply cannot afford. Rest assured I am looking at available open source alternatives, so maps should be back online soon!

Greg Harrison

The Smoky Mountain Railroad started out as the Knoxville, Sevierville and Eastern Railway and was built in the years 1908-1909. Changing ownership five times, it struggled financially for most of its life, except for a small period of time during World War II when the Smoky Mountain Railroad was called on to haul materials and equipment for the construction of Douglas Dam on the French Broad River, to which a temporary spur was built north of Sevierville.

The line was abandoned in 1962; little evidence of it exists today, and what remains is quickly disappearing.

Thanks to Andrew Christopher for contributing information about this route.

A corporate history can be found here:

Some of the fills and cuts are still visible from TN Hwy 338. Also, one off the steam locomotives, 107, is on display in Pigeon Forge.

Josh Monroe
Athens, TN


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