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Experience History: 4501's Restoration Unveiled at TVRM!

Breaking News! The moment railroad enthusiasts and history buffs have been waiting for is almost here. The legendary locomotive 4501 will make its public debut at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s (TVRM) Railfest on September 6 & 7, and it promises to be an unforgettable experience.

4501 will be under steam, operating at TVRM during the event, giving visitors a chance to witness this marvel of railway history in action. As we pen this exciting announcement, the final touches are being meticulously placed on the locomotive, ensuring that it’s in prime condition for the debut.

A Triumph of Restoration

The restoration of 4501 has been a labor of love and a testament to the dedication and skill of the TVRM team. Tireless efforts have been made to preserve the authenticity of this iconic locomotive while ensuring its smooth operation.

The restoration team, comprised of skilled craftsmen, engineers, and passionate volunteers, has worked relentlessly to bring this piece of history back to life. The project was filled with unique challenges, from sourcing original parts to recreating the intricate details that make 4501 so special.

A Chance to Experience History

4501’s return is not merely the revival of a machine; it’s the rekindling of a story that’s deeply woven into the fabric of American railroading history. Those attending the Railfest will have a unique opportunity to ride behind 4501, experience its power and grace, and even meet the team that made its revival possible.

Join Us for Railfest

TVRM’s Railfest is an annual celebration that draws railway enthusiasts from all over the country. This year’s event, highlighted by the debut of 4501, is shaping up to be one for the record books.

In addition to the 4501’s debut, Railfest offers a plethora of activities, exhibitions, and other operating equipment, making it a perfect event for families, history enthusiasts, and anyone with an interest in our rich railroading legacy.

Mark your calendar, and make your plans to attend this once-in-a-lifetime experience. We are immensely proud of the restoration team’s achievements and are eager to share the beauty of 4501 under steam with you in just a few days.

Tickets for Railfest are available online, and we encourage you to book early to secure your spot. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this historic moment. See you at the tracks!