Missionary Ridge Local

The Missionary Ridge Local offers you the perfect "bite sized" train ride. At 50 to 55 minutes, this 6-mile round trip packs quite the punch.

Missionary Ridge LocalExperience one of the original rail lines into Chattanooga. Along the way you get to witness two unique methods of turning a train around: the better known turntable and the wye (think of doing a three-point turn with your car and you're close). One of the highlights of the trip is riding through Missionary Ridge Tunnel, a.k.a. the Chattanooga, Harrison, Georgetown, & Charleston Railroad Tunnel, especially noted for it's uniqueness as a horseshoe tunnel. The bottom of the tunnel actually pinches in so that as it rises, the sides actually curve out before curving back in to form the roof. You'll also recieve a guided tour of our East Chattanooga Back Shop.

The Missionary Ridge Local trip length is typically 50-55 minutes and the motive power is either steam or vintage diesel locomotive.

Tickets

Adults: $13.50
Children (age 3-12): $7.00
No charge for children under age 3.

Tickets are purchased as walk-up only on the day of the trip. The boarding location is Grand Junction Station (directions, info).

Schedule

All times are for departures from Grand Junction Station.

October 29 through November 25
(Weekends Only)
Weekends
*No 3:35 departure on November 25th.
10:40 AM
12:05 PM
1:15 PM
2:25 PM
3:35 PM*

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Saturdays, December 2, 9, & 16
(Santa Claus visits in the Depot)
10:40 AM
12:05 PM
1:15 PM
2:25 PM

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