Meet Dollywood’s 1st Female Train Engineer

March 13, 2023

Dollywood’s two coal-fired steam trains take thousands of visitors around the Tennessee theme park. They're driven by a team of seven engineers, one of whom is the first woman on the job. For eight years, Julia Collins and her team have been tasked with managing these World War II-era steam trains. The trains, nicknamed Klondike Katie and Cinderella, once served the Army. Replacement parts are hard to come by, and often have to be made on site.

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