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Rolling into Nostalgia: Founder's Day Event Unveils TVRM’s Historic Moments.

The mercury’s set to soar this weekend, but don’t let that deter you from planning an exciting day out! We’ve got just the right antidote to the heat – a deliciously cool treat paired with an unforgettable train journey.

Specialty Ice Cream Flavors aboard the Missionary Ridge Local

Taking a cue from the old-world charm of steam trains, we’ve teamed up with Chattanooga’s famous Clumpies Ice Cream to introduce two tantalizing flavors exclusive to our passengers: Rocky Railroad and Smoke and Cinders. So, while you journey through picturesque landscapes, indulge in these custom ice cream flavors that promise to be as memorable as the ride itself.

Experience the Authentic Steam Train Ride

Adding to the ambiance, the legendary Steam Star number 630 is back to guide your journey, ensuring you relive the authentic steam train experience. The rhythmic chug of the engine, the steamy whoosh, and the timeless surroundings make for a trip that transcends time.

Upgrade to a Cab Ride!

For those seeking an even more immersive experience, don’t miss the chance to upgrade to a cab ride. It’s an up-close experience, right at the heart of the action! Remember:

  • Only two riders per trip
  • Riders aged 10-14 must be accompanied by an adult, while those 15 and up can ride unaccompanied
  • Safety first! All cab riders must wear long pants without rips, holes, and closed-toed shoes. But don’t fret, we’ve got you covered with protective eyewear and earplugs available at check-in.

Plan Your Visit

  • Location: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, 4119 Cromwell Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421
  • Pricing: Adults at $24, Children at $15
  • Tickets: Don’t miss out on this unique experience! Book your tickets online here.

Come ride with us, savor the creamy goodness of bespoke ice creams, and transport yourself to a different era. It’s an experience that promises to be both nostalgic and refreshingly cool!

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Missionary Ridge Local Train Ride

January 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024 EDT

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.