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The Final Chickamauga Turn of the Season: A Journey of History and Scenery

As autumn colors herald the end of the year, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum marked the last Chickamauga Turn trip of the season with a flourish. Passengers aboard were treated to a scenic voyage with a 1.5-hour layover in the historic town of Chickamauga, GA. This pause in the journey allowed guests to stretch their legs and immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of American history with a quick visit to the Chickamauga Battlefield, a site that whispers tales of bravery and strife from the Civil War.

The highlight for many was the exclusive ride in the observation car, offering panoramic views through its distinctive rounded end. The experience was enhanced by the inclusion of tickets to the stately Gordon Lee Mansion, complemented by a delectable lunch and a selection of complimentary snacks, all adding to the genteel ambiance of the day.

For those who missed this journey, there’s no need for disappointment. The observation car will be making a return on our Summerville Steam trips, running throughout October and November. It’s an opportunity not to be missed for train enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Keep an eye on our social channels [@tenn_valley_rr] for updates and booking details to ensure you secure a seat for what promises to be a memorable trip through the heart of Georgia and Tennessee.