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All Aboard at the Tennessee Valley
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Aboard the Tennessee Valley Railroad, you will ride a rolling time machine providing the sights and sounds of yesteryear.

Chickamauga Turn

The trip lasts approximately 6-1/4 hours and includes a 1-1/4 hour layover in Chickamauga, and a half-hour layover at Wilder Tower Monument in Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park during the return trip to Chattanooga. (Grand Junction departure time is 10:00 a.m.; return is approximately 4:15 p.m.)

Layover time allows passengers to stroll through the quaint downtown area, visit the Chickamauga Depot which houses a regional history museum, or walk a block or two to view the Civil War-era Gordon-Lee Mansion and Crawfish Springs City Park. Watch out for the Civil War cannons that stand guard over the main intersection in town!

A tour guide usually rides aboard the train to point out areas of interest and relay interesting historical information.

 

Food Options

No Meal:  Most ticket classes include a food option, although a limited number of "Coach With No Meal" tickets are available on each trip.  If you do not select a lunch option when purchasing your ticket, then please understand that you will be on your own for lunch in Chickamauga.

Box Lunch:  The basic food option is a box lunch, and these lunches will be distributed to passengers upon arriving in Chickamauga.  Specific menu options can be selected during the checkout process.  Deli sandwich lunches will be available from Vintage Creations and More.

Dining Car:  Those selecting coach tickets with dining car service or tickets in the Premium Observation Car will receive lunch onboard the train.  In the dining car, lunch service begins at 11:00 am.  Lunch is similar to the following menu: Baked turkey and Swiss cheese croissant with all the fixings, cole slaw, potato chips, and fruit cocktail.  Beverages include iced tea or lemonade.  The tasty dessert selection is usually chocolate fudge cake served with ice cream.

Eden Isle:  Passengers who have selected tickets in the Eden Isle Private Office Car will be served lunch in the dining room of that car.  The menu will be the same as that served in the dining car.


Cost for standard ticketing is $40 for adults and $30 for children age 2-12 (no meal).  A coach ticket with box lunch is $50 for adults and $35 for children age 2-12.  Coach tickets which include lunch served in the historic dining car are $60 for adults and $45 for children age 2-12.

Upgrade to Premium Observation-class seating in former Seaboard Air Line Railroad round-end tail car #6604. This car features booth seating in the front lounge and swivel chairs affording panoramic views in the rear lounge. The car will travel on the rear of the train in one direction of travel.  (Please note that this is not a "dome" car such as the one offered on Hiwassee River Rail Adventure trips.)  Riders in the Premium Observation Car will enjoy a dining car luncheon and unlimited snacks & soft drinks included in the price.

*Tickets in the Premium Observation Car and Eden Isle Private Office Car also include admission to the Gordon-Lee Mansion.  Tours of the Gordon-Lee Mansion are available to coach ticket holders as well, although an admission fee will be charged at the door.

Buy Your Tickets Now!


All Aboard at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum!

Aboard the Tennessee Valley Railroad, you will ride a rolling time machine providing the sights and sounds of yesteryear.