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FOUNDER’S DAY – SEPTEMBER 9, 2023

Come out and join us as we celebrate 62+ years of railroad preservation!

Special Events throughout the day:

  • Special Photo Exhibit in the lobby of Grand Junction Depot: “Steam in the Valley, TVRM’s Early Years” by John Coniglio
  • On the grounds “history interpretation” will represent Military encampment and demonstrations.
  • Also on display – a few trucks that helped TVRM stay on track.
  • Special Equipment on display including Diesel 6914, Steam Engine 610, Diesel 8669 and more!
  • Choo-Choo Forge Blacksmiths
  • Exhibits in the Exhibit Building
  • Model Railroad exhibit by the Tennessee Valley Model Railroaders, Inc will be open, in main office building, all day.
The Missionary Ridge Local will run a double schedule featuring 4501 and 630 on separate trains during the day and then as a double header for the 5:00 Missionary Ridge Local.
The Evening Ridge Runner will also be a double header and will have a longer stay at our East Chattanooga location for time to enjoy beverages and live music.
A special evening photo shoot is also planned and can be purchased separately.

Missionary Ridge Local Schedule for September 9:

(All time in Eastern Timezone)

  • 9:30am: Southern 630
  • 10:30am: Southern 4501
  • 11:30am: Southern 630
  • 12:30am: Southern 4501
  • 1:30pm: Southern 630
  • 2:30pm: Southern 4501
  • 3:30pm: Southern 630
  • 5:00pm: Double Header! 4501 + 630
  • 6:30pm – 8:30pm: Dinner Train
  • 7:00pm: Ridge Runner: Double Header to East Chattanooga, then return to Grand Junction with only 4501.
  • 8:30pm – 9:45pm: Night photo session at East Chattanooga – Tickets
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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.

From $95

Dinner Train

March 15, 2024 - October 26, 2024 EST

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Dinner Train is a unique opportunity to enjoy a railroad excursion trip and fine dining en route. The train travels through the Tennessee Valley, making this a perfect outing for anyone who loves trains and good food.