The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum welcomes donations of any amount. Your support helps preserve America's rich railroad history.

You can direct your gifts to one of our special funds:

General Fund

General Fund - TVRM’s unrestricted donation fund.  Donations can be used for any purpose including operating expenses, debt reduction or capital improvements.

Mortgage Reduction Fund

Mortgage Reduction Fund - Donations are used to fund current payments on several property mortgages at both East Chattanooga and Grand Junction.  These donations allow operating funds to be used for capital improvements.

One-In-A-Million Endowment Fund

One-In A Million Endowment Fund - Donations to fund are held in an endowment account with only the investment earnings used for museum expenses.

East Chattanooga Development

East Chattanooga Development - For over forty years, East Chattanooga and the Soule Shops complex has been the core of TVRM’s restoration efforts.  As TVRM has grown we added a warehouse facility and future plans call for adding a railcar storage yard to the complex. Development will include construction of security fencing, storage tracks and, in future years, covered railcar storage.

Grand Junction Development

Grand Junction Development - The increase in events held at Grand Junction have underscored the need for a enclosed multi-purpose building capable of hosting exhibitions, educational programs, entertainment and special events.  For many years TVRM has rented tents to provide this capability but that has been only a stop-gap measure as a permanent facility has become more necessary.

Equipment Fund

Equipment Fund - Each year TVRM devotes a considerable portion of its cash flow to restoring to operation additional rolling stock.  The recent donation of two coaches coupled with increased operating levels has demonstrated a need to produce additional self-contained coaches for use at both TVRM and on the Hiwassee line.  Donations to this fund will augment funds taken from operating cash flow to achieve this goal.

TVRM can also accept donations of stocks or marketable securities.  For instructions, please send us an email: or

Call 423.894.8028 ext 13 to learn more and make a donation, or use the form below (donation amount is the last line.)

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