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EXPERIENCE VINTAGE RAILWAYS WITH TVRM THIS WEEKEND!

Learn Rail History on TVRM's Missionary Ridge Local

Discover Rail Heritage This January with TVRM’s Vintage Train Rides!

Step into a world of railway heritage this January weekend at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM). Join us for an enriching ride on the Missionary Ridge Local, powered by one of our meticulously restored vintage diesel locomotives.

Riding the Missionary Ridge Local is more than just a weekend activity; it’s a journey through the annals of rail history. These vintage diesel engines, once the backbone of American rail transportation, offer a living history lesson, allowing passengers to experience the evolution of rail travel.

Your ticket to this historical ride does more than transport you on one of our classic trains. It also opens the doors to our new exhibit, “TVRM: The First Sixty Years.” This exhibition is a tribute to the enduring legacy of railways in our community and beyond. It narrates the story of TVRM’s commitment to preserving railroad history and its role in educating future generations about this crucial aspect of our nation’s development.

For enthusiasts of model trains, we have a special highlight – an intricate Lionel train display. This display is not just a collection of model trains; it represents the miniature world of railroading, reflecting the intricate details and engineering marvels of the railway systems.

So why not immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of railroad history this weekend? Book your tickets now. Capture the essence of railroading, both past and present, and make sure to bring your camera to capture memories from this unique experience.

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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.