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WHISTLING TO WORK! Tweetsie Railroad to reopen with limited weekend operations

By David Rogers. July 16, 2020. BLOWING ROCK, NC — If there is one BIG thing that the High Country has been missing this summer, it is a train whistle in the distance.

COVER IMAGE: Photographic image courtesy of Tweetsie Railroad

Photographic image by David Rogers for Blowing Rock News from 2018 “Opening Day” story

That void ends and things take on a semblance of “normal” beginning on Friday when Tweetsie Railroad opens with a schedule that features limited weekend operations.

From the attraction’s website:

Beginning Friday, July 17, Tweetsie Railroad will open with limited weekend operations, Friday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Guests will be able to enjoy Main Street, Junction stores, and the Wild West Train ride aboard the park’s historic steam engine.

During this phase of operation, the park will be limiting capacity. Therefore, all Guests need to pre-purchase tickets for a specific date and train ride time.

Photographic image by David Rogers for Blowing Rock News from 2018 “Opening Day” story

Tickets have been reduced to$10 for an Adult and $7 for a Child (age 3-12). Children 2 and under will remain free.

Golden Rail Season Pass Holders will have the first chance to reserve a daily admission and train ride ticket for the July 17-19 opening weekend Monday through Thursday, July 13-16. Then beginning on Friday, July 17, the general public will be able to purchase any remaining tickets for the weekend by calling the Ticket Office 877-893-3874.

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