It's time for another visit to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and the Rebel Railroad (See a previous post with lots of info about the place here)! Today's photos are from October, and it is possible that the park was closed this day.
In the distance, there is a sign for another amusement park called "Funland". I sure wish I had some vintage photos of it...
We're not there yet, but here is another old-tyme steamer. I wouldn't be surprised if the Rebel Railroad folks acquired these for only a few hundred bucks. In the background, the "Sky Room Restaurant" and a "Sky Lift", which obviously took you to the top of the Smokey Mountains for a beautiful view. Pigeon Forge really wanted to become a tourist destination!
Finally, we're there. But the train doesn't appear to be running. Rats! These photos were taken in October of 1963, perhaps the park closed after the summer. It sure looks like it was a lovely day, however. Fortunately we now know that there's lots of other stuff to do nearby!
And it was worth the drive just to get a good look at this wonderful train, wasn't it??
I just found five more photos of the Rebel Railroad; you'll see those someday!