Steele Creek Park miniature railroad - Bristol, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 34.432 W 082° 13.916
17S E 389776 N 4048307
Quick Description: Restored in 2008, this miniature train is very popular in this city park
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 10/13/2008 7:46:22 PM
Waymark Code: WM4YGZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:
The red and blue miniature train was a favorite of park goers for nearly 40 years before the dilapidated condition of the train and the tracks made it unusable. The locomotive and tracks were fully restored by Summer 2008 at a cost of $43,000 to $48,000.

The engine, built by Chance Rides Manufacturing in Wichita, KS, went into operation in 1965. The last full year of service was 1999, when 8,000 folks took a ride. Tracks run along the edge of a reservoir.

Train hours (Closes for Season November 1)
Monday - Friday 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

It costs $1 to enter Steele Creek Park, unless you find the north parking lot and walk some distance to the station.
Engine Type: Gasoline

Public Availability: Seasonal

Ride Fee: Yes

If Yes: 1

Entrance Fee: Yes

If There is an Additional Fee: 1

Gauge of railway: Not listed

Miniature Railroads Web Page: Not listed

Visit Instructions:

Provide a picture of something with the train or related to the train. Possible photos include the train itself at any location along the route, a picture of the scenery with part of the train in view, the kids borrowing the engineer’s hat or of a family member with one of the miniature r.r. crossing signs. Show us you had a good time visiting the train. If the train isn't running when you visit get a photo of one of the miniature railway related items that can be found in locations like this

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