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MISSIONARY RIDGE LOCAL: HISTORIC TRAIN RIDE

Missionary Ridge Local: A Chattanooga Train Adventure

Embark on a Journey Through Time: The Missionary Ridge Local Experience

Step back in time and experience a piece of living history with the Missionary Ridge Local, operating on Saturday, January 14. This isn’t just a train ride; it’s a 55-minute adventure through the heart of Chattanooga’s storied past. Departing from Grand Junction Station at 4119 Cromwell Road, Chattanooga, TN, 37421, the train will take you on a 6-mile round trip that’s sure to captivate.

With departures scheduled for 10:40 AM, 12:05 PM, 1:15 PM, and 2:25 PM Eastern Time, you have the flexibility to plan your day around this unforgettable experience. Each journey crosses four bridges, winds through the pre-Civil War Whiteside Tunnel stretching 986 feet long, and includes a live demonstration of a 1916 turntable — a rare glimpse into the engineering marvels of the past.

But the journey doesn’t end there. You’ll also be treated to a tour of the railroad restoration shop, where the magic of yesteryear is brought back to life. It’s a unique opportunity to see the meticulous work that goes into preserving these historic machines.

Comfort won’t be an issue as all coaches are enclosed, ensuring a pleasant ride regardless of the weather. With tickets priced at just $17 for adults and $11 for kids (2 & up), it’s an affordable excursion for the whole family.

Don’t miss this chance to ride the rails of history. Book your tickets now and prepare for a journey you won’t soon forget.

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Missionary Ridge Local Train Ride

January 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024 EST

Embark on a journey aboard our historic short-line locomotive! Our most regularly scheduled voyages, fondly known as “The Local,” initiate from our distinguished Grand Junction Station, heading towards East Chattanooga. Here, you’ll enjoy a stopover featuring an intriguing demonstration of a classic turntable, followed by a tour of our workshop.