WCU rail car

Western Carolina University Athletics and Great Smoky Mountains Railroad have collaborated to create “The Catamount,” a renovated WCU themed rail car. The original rail car was named “The Michigan” and built in 1952 for the Penn Central line. In 2018, it was bought by GSMR for the Polar Express Train Ride. The Catamount will be included as a first-class seating option on the railroad’s Nantahala Gorge and Tuckaseigee River excursions as well as special event trains.