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Chattanooga's Ridge Runner: End the Season in Style

An Evening to Remember: The Final Ridge Runner of the Season

As the gentle hues of twilight envelop Chattanooga on Saturday, September 9, we invite you to step aboard the final Evening Ridge Runner of the season, a journey infused with history, melody, and a touch of indulgence.

Spend your evening traveling back in time as you ride aboard genuine passenger cars from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. These iconic carriages, whispering tales of days gone by, will be pulled by our majestic 112-year-old #4501 steam engine, truly the queen of steam.

The landscape outside is equally breathtaking. Your voyage will take you through the historic pre-Civil War era Missionary Ridge tunnel. Feel the thrill as you cross multiple bridges, each offering a unique view of the Chattanooga landscape. And as the evening deepens, arrive at our East Chattanooga Depot to the inviting sounds of live music. But that’s not all! Witness the marvel of a turntable demonstration, a nod to the technological wonders of the past.

To make the evening even more memorable, we’re offering a selection of local beers and wines to elevate the experience. Each passenger, provided they are 21 or older, can purchase up to 2 drink tickets at $8 each. And for those looking to savor some culinary delights, we have add-on options available. Choose from a curated Charcuterie box or indulge your sweet tooth with our Sweet Treats Dessert Box.

In all, this Evening Ridge Runner experience lasts just around an hour – a short yet unforgettable journey into the past, complemented by the finest pleasures of the present.