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Experience Steam Railroading in North Georgia with #4501

Experience the Historical Journey of TVRM’s Steam Engine #4501 through North Georgia

As the year draws to a close, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) offers a final opportunity to experience a journey steeped in history aboard its iconic steam engine #4501. On Sunday, November 12, 2017, this magnificent locomotive will make its last trip of the year, providing passengers a unique chance to travel through time and landscape.

A Historic Route through Georgia’s Heartland

Departing from the Grand Junction depot in Chattanooga, Tennessee, this all-day excursion traverses the picturesque terrain of North Georgia, crossing state lines into Rossville and weaving through the outskirts of the Chickamauga & Chattanooga Military Park. The journey continues through quaint Georgian towns like Chickamauga, Rock Spring, LaFayette, Trion, and finally Summerville. This route is not just a path through towns; it’s a voyage through history, offering a glimpse into the region’s rich railroad heritage.

The Unforgettable Experience Aboard Steam Engine #4501

The star of the journey, steam engine #4501, is more than just a train. It’s a living museum piece, representing the golden era of steam railroading in America. The experience of listening to the locomotive’s powerful steam engine chugging through the Georgia foothills is unparalleled. The train departs at 9:00 A.M. and returns around 6:00 P.M., Eastern Time, making for an enriching day of exploration and nostalgia.

Answering Your Questions

Q1: Are there dining options available on the train?

A1: Yes, the train offers optional dining service, allowing passengers to enjoy a meal while soaking in the historical views. Details about the menu and reservations can be found on TVMR’s website.

Q2: What can passengers do during the layover in Summerville?

A2: The layover in Summerville provides an opportunity to explore the town, grab lunch, and immerse in the local culture. However, please note that the Summerville depot does not have a platform ramp, so access may be limited for some passengers.

Q3: Is the trip suitable for families and children?

A3: Absolutely! The steam engine #4501 ride is a family-friendly event that offers a fascinating educational experience for all ages. It’s a perfect way to introduce young ones to the history and charm of steam railroading.

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