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History rolls in with CRR 100

A piece of railroad history made a rare visit to Erwin last Wednesday afternoon in conjunction with the CSX Health and Safety Fair being held at the National Guard Armory.

The Clinchfield 100, an executive coach which has hosted a variety of individuals over the years from railroad officials to businessmen to Santa Claus, was parked next to Nolichucky Avenue for most of Wednesday for observation by former Clinchfield employees and railroad enthusiasts alike.

The coach measures 82 feet long and 10 feet wide and can comfortably carry around 20 people. It is
currently owned by the Watauga Valley Railroad Historical Society & Museum in Jonesborough.

For the remainder of this article, please see the May 14, 2014 edition of The Erwin Record.