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George L. Carter Railroad Museum

East Tennessee State University

Alsop Gallery
  • Clinchfield Railroad Exhibit
  • G-scale at the Lumberyard
  • Smiley's Towing
  • Elkhorn Mine #13
  • Jack(Left) & Roger(Right)
  • Interstate RS-3s Coal Drag
  • Steam at the Packing House
  • King & Sons Coal
  • N-scale Southern Railroad


Dr. Fred J. Alsop III Gallery

  • The original gallery of the museum and the largest display area with approximately 2,400 sq. ft.

  • Houses static displays in lighted, glass-fronted display cases
    • 2 display cases devoted to George L. Carter and the Clinchfield Railroad
    • 6 display cases with railroad artifacts and memorabilia, model railroad displays, and other railroad themed materials that are seldom changed.
    • 2 display cases that have rotating display items often focused on the months Heritage Event

  • Wall displays of railroad paintings, charts and photos

  • Donors appreciation wall

  • Three operating model train layouts
    • 44 x 24 foot HO-Scale DCC  layout depicting Southern Appalachian in the summer owned and operated by members of the Mountain Empire Model Railroaders (MEMRR)
    • 22 x 12 foot N-Scale DC layout depicting Knoxville, TN owned by ETSU and operated by members of the MEMRR
    • 14 x 5 foot G-Gauge DC  layout depicted 19th century western sawmill town owned by ETSU and operated by members of the MEMRR

  • Small adjacent work and repair room
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