2013 RAILFEST INFORMATION

 

 

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Tennessee Valley Railfest is a special celebration of railroading marking the 52nd Anniversary of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum!  An exciting weekend of live entertainment, special exhibits and displays, visiting railway equipment, and of course plenty of train rides for all to enjoy.  Children’s activities will include a magician, petting zoo, pony rides, wooden train tables, coloring pages, and more. 

 

 

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FESTIVAL TRAIN SCHEDULE:

Throughout each day, Missionary Ridge Local trains will operate on a convenient, frequent schedule.  Missionary Ridge Local runs from Grand Junction through Missionary Ridge Turnnel to East Chattanooga and return.  Railfest ticket holders can ride these trains on an unlimited basis as space allows.  For Missionary Ridge Local information click here

 

Daily Missionary Ridge Local Schedule:

  • 9:30 departure (Saturday only)
  • 10:40 departure
  • 12:05 departure
  • 1:15 departure
  • 2:25 departure
  • 3:35 departure

 

EXCURSION TRAIN SCHEDULE:

 

Mainline excursion trains will operate on Saturday and Sunday hosted by Norfolk Southern as part of their 21st Cenury Steam program.  See information here.

 

The mainline 21st Century Steam trips on Saturday and Sunday will run from Grand Junction Station to Cleveland, Tennessee.  Order mainline tickets by date and time.  Railfest admission is required before purchasing Cleveland excursion tickets.  Total cost of admission plus excursion ticket is $45.

 

Saturday & Sunday Schedule:

  • 10:00 Mainline 21st Century Steam
  • 2:00 Mainline 21st Century Steam

 

JUST ANNOUNCED:  Upgrade to Premium Observation class seating in former Seaboard round-end tail car #6604 on the Cleveland excursion. This car features  booth lounge seating in the front and 180-degree window viewing in the back.  The car will travel on the rear of the train for an exclusive view of the retreating rails.  Riders in the Premium Observation Car will enjoy unlimited snacks & soft drinks included in the price.  Below are photos of Observation Coach #6604:


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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE:

 

Saturday, Sept 7

  • 10:00-12:00 John Higdon & Savannah Roberts (Country)
  • 11:00-5:00 Roving magic by Mike Edwards
  • 12:00-2:00 Dana Rogers (Folk/Country)
  • 2:00-5:00 Lone Mountain Band (Bluegrass)

Sunday, Sept 8

  • 11:00-5:00 Roving magic by Mike Edwards
  • 10:00-12:00 Scenic City Jazz Band
  • 12:00-2:00 Smooth Flight Jazz Mix
  • 2:00-5:00 Mason Dixieland Line (Dixieland Jazz) 

 

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