East Tennessee & Western North Carolina RR 4-6-0 No. 12
Blowing Rock, NC, United States
Location: Tweetsie RR
Status: Operational
Posted: Oct 18, 2017 @ 09:10:03 by
From what I know, the reason behind 12 being the only one saved was that 9 & 11 were offered by the railroad to be displayed in Johnson City and Elizabethton, but both town councils shut the offers down. It was 12 being purchased for the Shenandoah Central that kept her alive.
Posted: Jul 11, 2014 @ 20:07:25 by Chris Huffman
12 got some changes for the 2014 season as you can see in the picture on the thread. She got a brand new smoke stack that was put further down into the smokebox area, was reflued, had her marker lights removed and a few smaller details where done to the engine. As far as other notes left on here, the ET&WNC owned a 2-6-0 but was scrapped in the early 1900s when the railroad started to buy Ten Wheeler locomotives numbers 8-14 (no 13) ET also had a yard goat numbered 7 which was pretty unique because it was an 0-8-0 with Stephenson valve gear and had a slope back tender all wrapped around it being a 3 foot engine. 10 and 14 where sold to the White Pass in the late 30s, early 40s and where destroyed in a roundhouse fire, and where alter scrapped in Seattle WA. After they where gone that left 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12 along with both 8s (one from the ET and one from the Linville RR), where set aside and scrapped eventually while 9, 11, and 12 stuck around. Well after the final run of the ET was done both 9 & 11 where cut up for scrap, but 12 survived for some odd reason why that no one knows why. There are several stories of why 12 was kept around and sold rather then scraped. The one i believe personally is all the ET guys loved 10 and 11 over all the other engines and usually they where used more often then any of the others. 12 was a hard engine to fire and keep up so it was usually kept out of the way and ran very little in the late years. So many people believed that 9 and 11 where scrapped on the basis of they where worn out but since 12 was in such good shape they decided selling it would be better. Now on the other end of some of these notes, the ET did own 2 or 3 standard gauge 2-6-0s but they where all scrapped as well. The 2-8-0 thats in NC is Southern 722. Hope that some of this info becomes helpful.
Posted: Jul 14, 2012 @ 18:07:25 by Erik
This locomotive is what most Bachman g-scale steam locos are based on
Posted: Oct 18, 2011 @ 11:10:47 by Matt Olmsted
i think Matt was talking about southern 4501 and but even that would be wrong southern never gave ET&WNC a mikado and if he is talking about 190 he is super wrong on the info and as for the nevada locomotive it is in no way shape or form related to et&wnc other then that its a steam locomotive.
Posted: Oct 9, 2008 @ 09:10:15 by
Only ET&WNC narrow gauge locomotive, she is now 92 years old.
Posted: Jun 14, 2006 @ 18:06:14 by Daniel Lindfors
Comment on last note. I know where there is another 3' gauge 2-6-0. It is old Nevada County Narrow Gauge R.R. #5. She is a 26-ton steamer built in 1875 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. She currently sits on display at the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum in Nevada City, California. Also, antoher 3' gauge mogul OPERATES in Nevada City at the Nevada County Traction Company, a small 1-1/2 long train ride and a hotel.
Posted: Apr 18, 2005 @ 17:04:54 by M. Loven

There are no narrow gauge steam locomotives left from the the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina other than #12.   They were all scrapped by the mid-1950s, with #12 being the only one that escaped the torch. 

I don't know where you find that a '36 2-6-0 is still around.  I've never seen that anywhere.  In addition, the ET&WNC never owned a 2-8-2. (Narrow or Standard Gauge)

However, there are two surving ET&WNC standard gauge steam locos, which are Southern Railway #630 and #722 (Numbered 207 and 208 during the time the ET&WNC owned them) They both have the 2-8-0 wheel configuration.

Posted: Feb 18, 2005 @ 24:02:04 by matt
and there is a 2-8-0 in NC
Posted: Feb 17, 2005 @ 23:02:35 by matt

#12 is mot the only E.T.&W.N.C. loco left. there is a 2-6-0 (36" gauge) and a 2-8-2 (standard) that were owned by the E.T.&W.N.C.

Posted: Apr 27, 2003 @ 23:04:00 by Carey Holtsclaw

Normally Operates in May, June, September 

She is also the only Surviving Locomotive left from the ET&WNC Narrow Gauge.