Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer
Back to Tennessee Valley Railroad News


Locomotive 630: A Majestic Sight at Chattanooga’s Historic Locations

Today, we’re thrilled to share a snapshot of railroad history featuring the legendary Locomotive 630. Captured on the south leg of the wye at the former Chattanooga Terminal Station, now the renowned Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel, this image is more than just a photograph – it’s a piece of history.

A Glimpse into the Past

The photo shows Locomotive 630 alongside the APRCO train at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, with the Southern GP-30 2594 just behind it, followed by TVRM’s coaches 907 and 1000. This scene is a rare and beautiful display of historical and modern railroading side by side.

Locomotive 630’s Significance

Locomotive 630 is not just a train; it’s a symbol of the golden age of railroading. It represents a time when trains like these were the heart of American transportation and industry.

Visit the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel

For those wanting to experience this piece of history firsthand, a visit to the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel is a must.

Experience History at TVRM

At the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, we’re dedicated to preserving this rich history. Visit us to learn more about Locomotive 630 and other historic trains.

Preserving Our Railway Heritage

Our mission is to keep these stories alive. Join us in celebrating and preserving our railway heritage.

Connect with History

Stay updated with our latest posts and stories by following us on and sharing your experiences with Locomotive 630 and other historic trains.