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Smoky Railroad Railroad

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From 1910 until 1961, the city of Sevierville, Tennessee, nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, was served by a railroad of its very own. This shortline, built in 1908 and 1909 to standard gauge, linked then-remote Sevierville with the nearby commercial and industrial center of Knoxville, some 30 miles distant. Originally dubbed the Knoxville, Sevierville & Eastern Railway, locals came to know the KS&E as the "Knoxville, Slow & Easy" (or just "Slow & Easy"), given the unhurried pace of its trains.

Friends of the Slow and Easy

smn_state A meandering 30 mile standard gauge Tennessee shortline, the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad ran through the western foothills of the Smokies between Vestal and Sevierville, Tennessee. This region is a rich agricultural and timber area. The road began as the Knoxville, Sevierville and Eastern Railway Company, incorporated on July 15, 1907. Three Baldwins and a Lima served the road during steam years; a General Electric 44 tonner offered a brief flirtation with diesel service. Passenger service (mixed train, no less) was dropped in 1951, and the line was abandoned by 1964.

Motive Power

Smoky Mountain #107

  • builder:Baldwin Locomotive Works
  • arrangement:2-8-0 Consolidation
  • built:Nov 1887, Baldwin #8869
  • fuel:_________
  • notes:
  • blt Southern #107, 1187
    to Smoky Mountain #107, 1942
    on display, Pigeon Forge, Tn
  • Smoky Mountain #110

  • builder:Baldwin Locomotive Works
  • arrangement:4-6-2 Pacific
  • built:Nov 1911, Baldwin #37303
  • fuel:coal/water
  • notes:
  • blt Little River #110
    to Smoky Mountain #110, 1942
    to private owner, 1972
  • Smoky Mountain #206

  • builder:Baldwin Locomotive Works
  • arrangement:2-6-0 Mogul
  • built:Jul 1910, Baldwin #34964
  • fuel:coal/water
  • notes:
  • blt Genesse & Wyoming # 9
    ex SI&E #1498, Brooklyn Cooperage #16
    currently on display, Pigeon Forge, Tn
  • Rolling Stock

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    This page was updated on 2017-07-24