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March 6, 2009

Celebrate Opening Day 2009 With A Ride on the Rails

All aboard at the Tennessee Valley Railroad, as the museum celebrates Opening Day 2009 and trains begin running on Saturday, March 7.  This year, vintage trains will depart from Grand Junction Station beginning with the “Missionary Ridge Local,” a favorite for groups and children.

The Missionary Ridge Local is a 55-minute round trip that travels from Grand Junction Station to East Chattanooga Depot, crossing Chickamauga Creek and passing through Missionary Ridge Tunnel.  Passengers detrain in East Chattanooga and watch as the locomotive is rotated on a turntable and repositioned for the return run.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Train enthusiasts will enjoy a tour given by the conductor through the rail yard and into the restoration shop to see work in progress.  

The trip includes passage through pre-Civil War Missionary Ridge Tunnel, completed in 1858, and across four bridges.  

Grand Junction Station houses the Depot Deli Restaurant, an audio-visual presentation, gift shop, and additional historical railway displays.

Tickets for the Missionary Ridge Local are $14 for adults and $8 for children ages 3-12, and can be purchased at the railroad depot before boarding the train.  Grand Junction Station is located at 4119 Cromwell Road (Jersey Pike exit #3 from Hwy 153 near I-75 exit 4).  

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is a 501(c)3, non-profit Tennessee educational corporation with a mission to preserve, restore and operate historic railway equipment. For more information please call 423.894.8028 or track us down at www.tvrail.com.

 

January 21, 2009

Additional Date Added for Valentine Dinner Train*

Looking for a special way to get your romance rolling this Valentine’s Day?  The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s Valentine Dinner Train Ride will provide one of the most memorable holidays ever.  The museum is proud to offer this unique opportunity for patrons to enjoy not only a rail excursion but also a four-course dining experience aboard a restored 1924 dining car.

This year, dinner trains will run with two departure times from Grand Junction Depot, 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., on Feb. 7, *Feb. 12, Feb. 13, and Feb. 14.  Trains will return to the Grand Junction Station at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Patrons may enjoy true vintage dining in either the Dining Car (four to a table) or the Eden Isle Office Car #98 for private parties up to eight. The Office Car boasts a dining room, lounge area and rear observation platform. Prices range from $55 per person for Dining Car seating to $650 per group for the Office Car.

Reservations are required, because the trips fill up quickly. When purchasing tickets, patrons will be given an opportunity to select their choice of entrée and dessert.  Call 423-894-8028 for reservations.

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is a 501(c)3, non-profit Tennessee educational corporation with a mission to preserve, restore and operate historic railway equipment. For more information and reservations, call The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum at 423-894-8028 or track them down at tvrail.com.

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January 12, 2009

Valentine Dinner Train Announced for
the romantic season in February

Looking for a special way to get your romance rolling this Valentine’s Day?  The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s Valentine Dinner Train Ride will provide one of the most memorable holidays ever.  The museum is proud to offer this unique opportunity for patrons to enjoy not only a rail excursion but also a four-course dining experience aboard a restored 1924 dining car.

This year, dinner trains will run with two departure times from Grand Junction Depot, 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., on Feb. 7, Feb. 13 and Feb. 14.  Trains will return to the Grand Junction Station at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Patrons may enjoy true vintage dining in either the Dining Car (four to a table) or the Eden Isle Office Car #98 for private parties up to eight. The Office Car boasts a dining room, lounge area and rear observation platform. Prices range from $55 per person for Dining Car seating to $650 per group for the Office Car.

Reservations are required, because the trips fill up quickly. When purchasing tickets, patrons will be given an opportunity to select their choice of entrée and dessert.  Call 423-894-8028 for reservations.

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is a 501(c)3, non-profit Tennessee educational corporation with a mission to preserve, restore and operate historic railway equipment. For more information and reservations, call The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum at 423-894-8028 or track them down at tvrail.com.

Click here for information.

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