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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Announces Peanuts Easter Beagle Express

BRYSON CITY, NC – The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is pleased to announce our Peanuts™ Easter Beagle Express on Friday, April 10th, and Saturday, April 11th, 2009. Trains will depart the historic Bryson City depot at 10:30am. The train will travel along the Tuckasegee River, cross over the Fontana Lake Trestle and into the Nantahala River Gorge for a 4 ½ hour journey. Celebrate springtime aboard this festive Holiday event.

Passengers will join Snoopy, Lucy, Charlie Brown and our Easter Bunnies for old fashioned Easter fun during the 1 hour layover at the Nantahala Outdoor Center. Festivities include an Easter egg hunt with special prizes, egg decorating, storytelling, coloring sheets, temporary tattoos, snacks with Snoopy and more. There will also be plenty of opportunities for pictures, so do not forget your camera!

Advance tickets are required, as seating is limited. Adult tickets are $ 49.00 and children two and up are $29.00. Limited Crown Coach upgrades are available.

Admission to the Smoky Mountain Trains Museum is included with ticket purchase. Without tickets, admission to the museum is $9 for adults and $5 for children.

For more information and reservations please call 800-872-4681 or WWW.GSMR.COM.

Proud member of the American Heritage Railways family. Visit our sister railroads in southwest Colorado at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and in east Texas at the Texas State Railroad.

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