Weather and Road Closures

Before heading out, make sure your route is open! All trains depart as scheduled, and no exceptions to the cancellation or rescheduling policy are made for weather or road closures.

Road Closures

For guests coming through Tennessee, Highway US-441 is often closed. Plan on making Interstate 40 a part of your route. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Service publishes the closure on their website, Twitter, and as a prerecorded message at (865) 436-1200. Other incidents and conditions are updated in real time via

For guests in North Carolina, road closures and other incidents are updated in real time via

To help plan your route, set your destination to:

45 Mitchell St
Bryson City, NC 28713

Boarding Stations

Boarding stations are outdoors and exposed to the elements. Dress for the weather.

There are multiple heated spaces to visit before departure. Admission to the model train museum is included with your ticket, and there are numerous restaurants, coffee shops, and gift shops within walking distance of your boarding station.