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The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) recently had the honor of hosting the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Beta Upsilon Chi (BYX) fraternity for their formal event on March 24th. This special evening combined the charm of TVRM’s historical setting with the vibrant energy of a college formal, creating a truly unforgettable experience.

A Journey to Grand Junction Depot

The night began at our East Chattanooga Station, where guests boarded one of our iconic trains for a journey to the Grand Junction Depot. This ride offered a unique opportunity to experience the rich railway history of the region in a festive setting.

Question: What makes TVRM a unique venue for events like this?

TVRM offers a rare blend of historical significance and modern amenities, making it an ideal venue for special events. The train ride itself is a journey through time, setting the stage for a memorable celebration.

Continuing the Celebration with Dinner and Dancing

Upon arrival at Grand Junction Depot, the festivities continued with a delightful dinner, followed by an evening of dancing. This seamless transition from a historic train ride to a modern celebration showcases TVRM’s versatility as an event venue.

Question: How does TVRM cater to different types of events?

TVRM is equipped to host a variety of events, from formal gatherings like the BYX formal to corporate events and family celebrations. Our facilities are adaptable, providing both indoor and outdoor spaces that can be customized to suit any event’s needs.

A Night Captured in Memories

One of the highlights of the evening was the staff-supervised photo session. This allowed guests to capture the essence of their experience against the backdrop of TVRM’s unique setting, creating lasting memories.

Question: What opportunities does TVRM offer for memorable event photography?

TVRM provides a distinctive backdrop for photography, blending historical elements with natural beauty. Whether it’s a formal event or a casual gathering, our venue offers various picturesque spots perfect for capturing special moments.


We at TVRM are thrilled to have been a part of the UTC Beta Upsilon Chi’s memorable formal event. It was a night that beautifully combined the historical allure of our venue with the exuberance of a college celebration. We look forward to hosting more such events in the future, each one a unique journey into the rich tapestry of our railway heritage. Discover more about our upcoming events and offerings.

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