It’s not Douglas, Massachusetts!
It’s interesting. This is at 36.09553, -83.251823. “Why,” you say, “that’s on Douglas Lake!” Right again, swami.
This is a long abandoned rail line (now under someone’s backyard, as you can see) that wyed off and went slightly east of another line heading in a more southerly direction. This line went across a high point in the lake (some call them islands, but they’re really just the tops of hills), past a strange structure (see it at unclebobstravels.com) and on to a now isolated and rusting through truss bridge over the French Broad River. The railway must have been mightily upset with TVA back in 1941-42, when they realized that a dam was going to be built which would impound a lake (officially a reservoir) that would cause them to do costly rearranging of their lines in the area. It annoyed many other people for other reasons, but…
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