• Missionary Ridge Local
    Missionary Ridge Local ~ All Aboard!

    Missionary Ridge Local with Diesel power departs Wed. thru Fri. at 10:40, 12:05, 1:15, & 2:25. The weekend times with Steam power departs 10:40, 12:05, 1:15, 2:25, & 3:35. (Excursion time: 55 mins)

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  • Summerville Steam Special
    Summerville Steam Special

    Summerville Steam Special operating historic route from Chattanooga to Summerville, Georgia.Sept 1(Excursion time: 9 hours)

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  • Hiwassee River Rail Adventure
    Scenic ride through the Cherokee Forest

    View the Hiwassee River Gorge and ride around the famous "Loop". (Excursion time: 3.5 hours)

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  • Chickamauga Turn
    Chickamauga Turn

    Operating most Saturdays from March through September, this trip is a 6 hour and fifteen minute ride and includes an hour and a half layover in the City of Chickamauga, GA. (Excursion time: 6.25 hours)

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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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