Sevierville, Tenn. – The Sevierville Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, located at 3099 Winfield Dunn Parkway, Kodak, Tennessee, will officially open Old Slow and Easy: Sevierville’s Railroad, a historical exhibit detailing the Knoxville, Sevierville and Eastern Railway that ran from 1910 until 1961 on Thursday, January 9, 2020. A brief ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 3pm. The ribbon cutting is open to the public.
One hundred and ten years after the first train arrived in Sevierville (on January 9, 1910), the Old Slow and Easy exhibit seeks to educate locals and visitors about the railroad. Recently, the train has enjoyed a resurgence in public interest as tracks, long buried under Bruce Street in downtown Sevierville, were removed during the ongoing downtown streetscape construction.
“This is our fourth historical exhibit at the Sevierville Visitor Center,” says Sevierville Chamber of Commerce CEO Brenda McCroskey. “These museum quality displays add value to our visitor center experience and provide another reason to stop for area information. We are particularly excited about Old Slow & Easy because the railroad is such a nostalgic thing for longtime Sevierville residents. So many people remember the train and many more – both locals and guests – are interested to learn about it.”
Those touring the free exhibit can expect to spend 15-20 minutes learning about the railroad and viewing artifacts.
Old Slow and Easy: Sevierville’s Railroad is open daily from 9am until 5pm at the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center located at 3099 Winfield Dunn Parkway, Kodak, Tennessee. The exhibit will remain open to the public throughout 2020. For more information call 1-888-738-4378.