It’s been several weeks, but opening day at Banner Haven was a huge success and the Little Tweetsie locomotives were a big hit.

Banner Haven & Little Tweetsie

Banner Haven & Little Tweetsie


More than 50 people from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee came. The Little Tweetsie passenger cars were¬†full most of the day and it wasn’t just kids enjoying the trains. Grownups got a chance to hop on board and take a trip around the mainline.

The rain stayed away until after the party was over and the weather was cool enough that it was still pleasant.

It was a great first day and we look forward to many more. Justin and Greg were out of town this weekend. But, next weekend is sure to be fun. We are planning another Saturday of steaming. If the weather cooperates, of course. The high country weather is always unpredictable and changes quickly. a sunny day can turn cold and rainy very quickly. Rain can disappear just as fast. If you don’t like the weather, just wait a few minutes … it will change.

The best part is that most days will have some good weather.

If you want to join us, call any time to ask about steam days.

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If you helped make this a great day, we thank you and appreciate you coming to join us. If you missed out, there will always be another chance and you can watch these pages to see what’s happening.

Since opening day, Little Tweetsie has run many weekends at Banner Haven. Many Banner Elk locals have come to see the only Banner Elk steam locomotives; #12 and #190.

There are several weeks left before cold weather starts to settle in the high country and Little Tweetsie is going to be running at Banner Haven.

Remember, you can plan events at Banner Haven and include the train; kids birthday parties, weddings, corporate events and more.