Little River Train Wreck

TitleLittle River Train Wreck
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsKing, Veta Wilson
MagazineSmoky Mountain Historical Society Newsletter
Issue Number2
Date Publishedsummer
SubjectsAccidents, Little River Lumber Company, Railroads, Tremont

Recounts the 1929 destruction of two engines and nine flat cars of logs from Marks Creek when the unmanned trains broke away and traveled down the mountain to a curve that they didn't make.


Full text is available to members of the Smoky Mountain Historical Society. This story was taken from the book Mountain Folks of Old Smoky, by Veta Wilson King, which includes 43 vignettes and 30 photographs.