Mountain Model Railroad
16 Misty Mountain Lane, off Town Creek Road
Blairsville, GA 30512 - 706.745.9819
Tour begins promptly at 2pm
January - April on Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
May - December on Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Misty Mountain Model Railroad is America's largest O-gauge train display -- a 3,400 square foot layout with 14 O-gauge Lionel trains traveling on a mile of track over 12 bridges and 4 trestles and through 15 tunnels.
Its creator,“Engineer” Charles Griffin opens the Misty Mountain Railroad for a one-hour tour beginning promptly at 2 pm. Donations for local charities are requested. Group visits by special appointment; contact Mr. Griffin at 706.745.9819.
The layout is a fantasy journey through sights and cities in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Highlights include a 6' bridge that raises to allow visitors to enter the display and a 17' trestle recreated in Tallulah Gorge, the deepest gorge East of the Mississippi. Some 300 pieces from Department 56 are sprinkled throughout communities such as Gainesville (GA), Copperhill (TN), Helen (GA), Kennesaw (GA), Atlanta & Biltmore Estates (NC)
Other Highlights: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee, GA ~ Brasstown Bald Mountain, Blairsville, GA ~ Brasstown Valley Resort, Young Harris, GA ~ In Man Yard and Atlanta Underground, Atlanta, GA ~ Stone Mountain Park ~ Battle of Kennesaw, Civil War replica ~Tara, Gone with the Wind replica ~ Copperhill Mines and TVA in Tennessee