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The Grand Doubleheader: Steam Stars #4501 and #630 Return to Railfest (Now, Founder’s Day)

Rail enthusiasts, history buffs, and casual admirers alike, this year’s Railfest promises an experience like no other. Two of Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s most iconic locomotives, Steam Stars #4501 and #630, are slated to make a grand entry, double-heading into the Grand Junction yard to kick off Saturday’s activities. It’s a spectacle you won’t want to miss!

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For those unfamiliar, the union of Southern 630 and 4501 on the Missionary Ridge Local is a sight to behold and a tradition reserved for just once a year. Their combined might, elegance, and historical significance offer passengers a journey that is both mesmerizing and deeply rooted in rail history.

But that’s not all. With your Railfest ticket comes an opportunity to immerse yourself in the magic of rail travel. Enjoy unlimited rides on the Missionary Ridge Local. Throughout the day, we’ll be rotating our steam engines, ensuring you get the chance to ride behind both these steam queens. It’s an unprecedented chance to experience the power and beauty of two of our most cherished locomotives, all in one day!

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary event. Whether you’re chasing the nostalgia of the steam age, looking for a unique family outing, or simply eager to capture the perfect photograph, Railfest has something for everyone. All aboard for a steam-powered adventure like no other!

Founder's Day

September 7, 2024 @ 9:30 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

The Founder’s Day event at TVRM celebrates over six decades of dedicated railroad preservation and history. Attendees will experience a unique journey through time, showcasing the legacy and vision of the museum’s pioneers.