Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer
Back to Tennessee Valley Railroad News

MISSIONARY RIDGE LOCAL: HISTORIC TRAIN RIDE

Step Back in Time: Missionary Ridge Train Ride

Embrace History on Rails: The Missionary Ridge Local’s Special Three-Day Run

Get ready to make the most of the upcoming three-day weekend! Weather permitting, the Missionary Ridge Local will be up and running on January 15, 16, and Monday, 17th. This isn’t just a train ride; it’s a journey back in time, powered by one of our vintage diesel engines.

The Missionary Ridge Local offers a unique glimpse into the past, transporting you over scenic bridges and through the historic pre-Civil War era tunnel. What’s more, you’ll get to see not one, but two methods of turning an engine — a rare treat for railway enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

Before you set out, remember to check our website and all social media platforms for any updates, especially considering the unpredictability of winter weather. We want to ensure your experience is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

And there’s more! While enjoying your trip through history, don’t forget to stop by our Depot Deli for some warm and delicious treats. It’s the perfect way to complement your journey.

Ready to embark on this historical adventure? Book your tickets now  and join us for a memorable experience. We can’t wait to welcome you aboard!

  • Most Popular
From $24

Missionary Ridge Local Train Ride

January 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024 EST

Embark on a journey aboard our historic short-line locomotive! Our most regularly scheduled voyages, fondly known as “The Local,” initiate from our distinguished Grand Junction Station, heading towards East Chattanooga. Here, you’ll enjoy a stopover featuring an intriguing demonstration of a classic turntable, followed by a tour of our workshop.

Support the Legacy of Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum: Your donation today can make a world of difference in preserving the rich heritage and continued success of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM). Donate now and be a part of our journey as we steam ahead into a promising future.