MISSIONARY RIDGE LOCAL: HISTORIC TRAIN RIDE
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.