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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Dorothy at Little River Railroad

Dorothy at Little River Railroad

Dorothy is a Shay 2147 (Class C, 70 ton) locomotive built in 1909. It is displayed prominently at the Little River Railroad museum in Townsend, TN. It was bought by LRR in 1916 and used until it wrecked in 1931.

Little River Railroad's primary purpose was to haul timber from Maryville to Elkmont. They continued until the late 30's when they sold their timber land to be part of the Smoky Mountain National Park.

www.littleriverrailroad.org/

The name Dorothy wasn't given until after the museum opened in the early 80s

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