• North Pole Limited
    North Pole Limited

    As our most popular annual event, North Pole Limited train rides have been a family tradition since 1999. During the magical holiday season, trains take riders on an imaginary journey to the North Pole.

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  • Missionary Ridge Local
    Missionary Ridge Local ~ All Aboard!

    Missionary Ridge Local with Diesel power departs Friday at 10:40 and 12:05. The weekend times with Steam power departs 10:40, 12:05, and 1:15. (Excursion time: 55 mins)

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  • Copperhill Special
    Copperhill Special

    This extended, 8-hour excursion begins at Etowah, TN and runs through the Cherokee National Forest and lower Hiwassee River Gorge, over the Bald Mountain Loop, and on to the joint cities of Copperhill, TN and McCaysville, GA. 

    Nov 23, and Nov 24

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  • Hiwassee Loop
    Hiwassee Loop

    Enjoy a 50-mile round trip up the beautiful lower Hiwassee River gorge. This 3-1/2 hour trip will take you to the top of the famous "Hiwassee Loop" where the tracks cross over themselves as they corkscrew up the mountain near Farner.

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    Nov 18 and Nov 25.

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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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