Dillsboro, North Carolina: The Fugitive Movie Bus and Train Wreck

Spectacular Corrections bus and train collision in 1993's "The Fugitive" wasn't Hollywood fakery. Vehicles still crumpled from the $1.5 million stunt crash along an old railroad bed.

Address:
Haywood Rd, Dillsboro, NC
Directions:
Under 1 mile west of US Hwy 441, along the Tuckasegee River and Haywood Rd/1514. There is no official pull-off or parking. Private property - visible from road above.
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View from across the river.

The Fugitive Movie Bus and Train Wreck

I'll reiterate the other tips: park at Jackson County Transit building and walk across the road to overlook the guard rail. There's no markers or signs, so use that as your landmark. Really visible down the hill towards the river; you can also go farther down 441 and turn right to go over the bridge. If you drive a bit down that road you can get a pretty nice view of it across the river.

[Scott, 11/01/2022]
Fugitive Movie Bus and Train Wreck

You can go tubing/kayaking down the river, then pull over and explore. At least we did several years ago.

[Sandy, 11/18/2021]

The Hollywood-featured bus and wrecked train are visible from a nearby highway, but apparently the only way to get up-close is to get wet.

Corrections bus.

The Fugitive Movie Bus and Train Wreck

Park across the street at the Jackson County Transit and you can see it over the guardrail. It is hard to see while the leaves are green. I would suggest coming at the end of fall or in winter.

[Amber Rose, 10/09/2021]

Fugitive bus and train wreckage.

The Fugitive Movie Bus and Train Wreck

We parked across the street, at the Jackson County Transit building, and walked across the street, northwest towards the edge of the barbed wire fence, to see the bus and the train down below.

[Ed Gomboz, 10/11/2020]
The Fugitive Movie Bus and Train Wreck

There's no shoulder on the road to pull over and get a look, but we went slow, driving by, and saw the bus and part of train.

[Lori, 06/22/2020]

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