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EXPLORING HISTORY: CENTRAL OF GEORGIA RR’S ENGINE 1535 AT TVRM

Step Back in Time: Central of Georgia's Engine 1535

Exploring History: Central of Georgia RR’s Engine 1535 at TVRM

In the heart of Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s (TVRM) remarkable collection lies a gem that resonates with the echoes of the early 20th century – Engine 1535 of the Central of Georgia Railroad. This magnificent locomotive, situated in the Macon shops, dates back to 1910, a time when steam engines were the kings of American railroads.

Engine 1535 is a striking example of the engineering feats of its era. Its design and structure are similar to that of Engine 349, another prestigious locomotive proudly on display at TVRM. These locomotives are not just machines; they are storytellers, narrating the rich history of railroading in the United States.

The TVRM, an educational and historical institution, provides a unique opportunity to explore these mechanical marvels up close. Visitors can immerse themselves in the golden era of railroads, learning about the significant role these engines played in the development of transportation and commerce across the country.

The museum also offers a range of experiences, including train rides, special events, and educational tours, making it a perfect destination for history enthusiasts and families alike.

To delve deeper into the history of Engine 1535, the Central of Georgia Railroad, and the evolution of American railroading, visit the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s official website. Here, you can plan your visit, explore their collections, and even contribute to preserving this vital piece of American history.

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