I live in East Tennessee, which might have been obvious considering my username. For a while, I have been considering making this thread to point out train watching locations in East Tennessee but the recent fires in nearby counties and tornado in my county have made having visitors linger and stimulate the economy even more important. Anyone is welcome to add locations they like to train watch from East Tennessee as it is legally defined: all 30 counties in eastern time plus Bledsoe, Cumberland, and Marion. Secondly, I would ask that no one advocate tresspassing, please.
First, I would offer this link: http://www.frograil.com/railroad/tn.php. Now, I have not been to many of the places listed, but I think their guides appear helpful.