ⓘ East Tennessee Railway. The East Tennessee Railway, L.P. is a short line railroad connecting CSX Transportation and the Norfolk Southern Railway in Johnson City ..

                                     

ⓘ East Tennessee Railway

The East Tennessee Railway, L.P. is a short line railroad connecting CSX Transportation and the Norfolk Southern Railway in Johnson City, Tennessee. Since 2005, the railroad has been owned by Genesee and Wyoming, an international operator of short line railroads, as part of its Rail Link group. The railroad uses a single diesel locomotive, SW1200 #214, to serve a small number of industries and a transloading facility, as well as to provide interchange services between NS and CSX.

The current regular gauge railroad is a remnant of a larger, narrow gauge railroad, the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad, chartered in 1866 to haul iron ore from Cranberry, North Carolina to Johnson City across the Appalachian Mountains. Through an acquisition and track extensions, the railroad grew to serve Boone, North Carolina and Saginaw, North Carolina. ET&WNC used dual gauge tracks between Johnson City and Elizabethton; eventually the railroad ceased all narrow gauge operations and only operated standard gauge service on this one section. Later, with a change in ownership this limited line was reorganized as the East Tennessee Railway.

In 2003, the last train left Elizabethton, TN and in 2009 the line was formally abandoned and railbanked. The rails and ties were removed in 2012 to make way for a rail-trail. The East Tennessee Railway still services customers around the yard in Johnson City and still makes deliveries to the CSXT and NS. ETRY started out with a two-man crew for many years, and have just now upped to a three-man crew. Operations are Monday through Friday.

                                     
  • and Danville Railroad to form the Southern Railway While efforts to establish a railroad in East Tennessee began in the 1830s, financial difficulties
  • from Johnson City to Elizabethton, Tennessee still exists today as the East Tennessee Railway The East Tennessee Western North Carolina Transportation
  • and Chickamauga Railway CCKY CSX Transportation CSXT East Chattanooga Belt Railway ECTB EACH Railroad EACH East Tennessee Railway ETRY Heritage
  • The Tennessee Central Railway was founded in 1884 as the Nashville and Knoxville Railroad by Alexander S. Crawford. It was an attempt to open up a rail
  • The Tennessee Alabama and Georgia Railroad was created through a reorganization of the Chattanooga Southern Railway in 1911. A few years later, in 1922
  • The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum reporting mark TVRM is a heritage railroad in Chattanooga, Tennessee The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum was founded
  • July 7, 1894, through its acquisition of the East Tennessee Virginia and Georgia Railway Company. Railways portal Confederate railroads in the American
  • July 7, 1894, through its acquisition of the East Tennessee Virginia and Georgia Railway Company. Railways portal Confederate railroads in the American
  • Charleston Railroad 1894 East Tennessee Virginia and Georgia Railway 1894 Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway 1894 The pioneering South
  • Tennessee ˌtɛnəˈsiː listen locally ˈtɛnəsi Cherokee: ᏔᎾᏏ, romanized: Tanasi is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States
  • principal city Bloomingdale, Tennessee CDP Elizabethton, Tennessee Greeneville, Tennessee Baileyton, Tennessee Bulls Gap, Tennessee Damascus, Virginia Clinchport