• Missionary Ridge Local
    Missionary Ridge Local

    Missionary Ridge Local trips begin at the Grand Junction Station and take passengers along one of the original railroad lines in Chattanooga, crossing four bridges and passing through pre-Civil War Missionary Ridge Tunnel, which was completed in 1858.

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The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

A Train Ride Through Time!

The Tennessee Valley Railroad has been described as a moving museum, offering an interactive, historical experience that will add an extra dimension to your visit to Chattanooga’s popular attractions. Here you will find the only regularly scheduled, full-sized train ride in Tennessee. But it is so much more than just entertainment!

The mission of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is to collect for preservation, operation, interpretation, and display, railroad artifacts in an authentic setting to educate the public concerning the role of railroads in the history and development of our region.

History of our Equipment

Take a trip back in time, to a slower-paced era when railroad travel was a way of life. Relive the romance of the rails when vintage trains provided an escape from the everyday routine. Aboard the Tennessee Valley Railroad, you will ride a rolling time machine providing the sights and sounds of yesteryear. All Aboard at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum! 

We do not charge an Admissions fee except on some of our special event weekends (Railfest, September 8 and 9.)  Please feel free to visit our station before you purchase a ride with us.

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