The Lone Ranger® Rides Again at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in Bryson City, NC

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Hi-Yo Silver -- The Lone Ranger® to Make Appearance at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. During the ride, The Lone Ranger® and his faithful companion Tonto will save the train from outlaws who intend to rob the baggage car that is carrying a shipment of gold!

America's favorite legend brings law and order to the mountains of western North Carolina at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad again. The two weekend special event will take place August 22-23 & 29-30, 2009 at the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad's Bryson City Depot. During the ride, The Lone Ranger® and his faithful companion Tonto will save the train from outlaws who intend to rob the baggage car that is carrying a shipment of gold!

Last year marked the 75th Anniversary of The Lone Ranger. Come meet the masked rider and Tonto, experiencing a full day of fun! There will be an array of cowboy and western activities at the depot for people of all ages. Enjoy live musical entertainment, old west cowboy roping demonstrations, games, original episodes of The Lone Ranger playing in the theatre, a Lone Ranger look-a-like contest and much more!

Dates & Times:

August 22, 23, 29 & 30
Saturday Train Departure Times: 11:00am, 1:00pm & 3:30pm
Sunday Train Departure Times: 1:00pm & 3:30pm
Tickets are on sale now!

Advance tickets are recommended, as seating is limited. Adult tickets are $49.00 and children two and up are $29.00. For more information and reservations please call 800-872-4681 or http://www.GSMR.COM.

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

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.

About The Lone Ranger®

With one jaunty call, "Hi-Yo, Silver!," The Lone Ranger sparked a cultural phenomenon that would establish him as America's favorite hero of the Wild West. Mounted atop a white stallion, he became a steadfast symbol for truth and justice, capturing the hearts and imaginations of generations of fans. For more than seven decades, The Lone Ranger has been the star of more than 3,000 radio shows, 220 classic TV episodes, three feature films, and hundreds of comic books. 2008 marked the 75th anniversary of The Lone Ranger.

© Classic Media, Inc. The Lone Ranger and associated character names, images and other indicia are trademarks of and copyrighted by Classic Media Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad:

With 53 miles of track, 2 tunnels and 25 bridges, the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad offers a variety of excursions that explore the amazing landscape of western North Carolina. With the romance and mystique of an era gone by, guests on-board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad will enjoy scenic train journeys across fertile valleys and through river gorges in a spectacular region near The Great Smoky Mountains.

Contact:

Michelle Brown
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
800.872.4681 x7013
http://www.gsmr.com

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