The annual arrival of The Little Engine That Could at Great Smoky Montain Railroad is an event that train entusiasts won’t want to miss. In Bryson City, NC the town dresses up for the occasion and characters from the book come to life. While it’s obvious that it’s the diesel that’s pushing and pulling the little, blue engine…the likeness is uncanny and the constant “I think I can” is enough to drive even the little kiddies a bit nuts. Nonetheless, it’s great fun for everyone. Not to mention that you can also visit the train museum and enjoy Smoky Mountain Trains.