Embark on a journey aboard our historic short-line locomotive! Our most regularly scheduled voyages, fondly known as “The Local,” initiate from our distinguished Grand Junction Station, heading towards East Chattanooga. Here, you’ll enjoy a stopover featuring an intriguing demonstration of a classic turntable, followed by a tour of our workshop.
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Experience a timeless blend of a traditional tea on the second floor of Grand Junction Depot and a historic train journey with the Homefront Tea Room – A Tea in the Depot Experience. Savor a full tea service replete with a selection of treats and a 65-minute train ride (on select dates); book your tickets for a memorable afternoon.
The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Dinner Train is a unique opportunity to enjoy a railroad excursion trip and fine dining en route. The train travels through the Tennessee Valley, making this a perfect outing for anyone who loves trains and good food.
Join the exhilarating Steam Weekend at the Missionary Ridge Local, a unique event that brings the golden age of steam railroading to life for enthusiasts and families alike. Make plans to come out and see 630 making history on the rails all weekend. March 9th & 10th will include Cold War military displays including USATC engine #610, also known to some as the “Thunder of Chattanooga.”
A RIDE THROUGH TIME!
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. The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum provides an interactive, historical experience that adds 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. The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is so much more than entertainment… It is your chance to experience the sights and sounds of yesteryear!
AN ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE FOR ALL AGES!
The mission of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) 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.
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Aboard Tennessee Valley Railroad’s Historical Trains Are you ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a unique and memorable way? The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum offers just the thing with its “Dinner on the Diner” event, scheduled for March 15, 16, and 17. This special dinner train promises an immersive experience…
February 25, 2024
Welcome aboard the Summerville Steam Special, where the tracks lead not just to destinations but through the pages of history. This 2024 journey promises an unparalleled experience, combining the charm of rail travel with the storied past of the Southern 4501 steam locomotive. As we gear up for this unique trip, let’s explore some key…
February 24, 2024
Explore History on the Chickamauga Turn Train Trip Are you ready for an enchanting train journey that combines the allure of travel with the richness of history? The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s Chickamauga Turn offers just that – a captivating day trip to Chickamauga, Georgia, brimming with historical charm and comfort. What to Expect on…
February 22, 2024