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Celebrate Rail Heritage: Special Schedules, Music & More on Sept 9th 🚂🎶

Saturday, September 9: Founder’s Day is here

Founder’s Day is here – with as many train options as possible – running a double schedule of the Missionary Ridge Local alternating 4501 and 630, special double headed 5pm Missionary Ridge Local, Evening Ridge Runner featuring live music and beverage upgrade, nighttime photo shoot and The Homefront Tea Room. Special guest appearance from the vintage Coke truck by our local Chattanooga Bottlers, 610 is in place on display at Grand Junction, 8669 will be featured for the nighttime shoot and much mire! Military demonstrations throughout the day and photo exhibit in the Lobby of Grand Junction ‘Steam in the Valley’ renowned photographer John Coniglio. So much to celebrate – Come Ride with Us!

  • Where: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, located at 4119 Cromwell Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421
  • Dates: Saturday 9, 2023 (Eastern)
  • Price: See Website
  • Book your tickets online now at
  • Cab rides are available to purchase at the depot on the day of the trips.

Missionary Ridge Local Schedule for September 9:

(All time in Eastern Timezone)

Photo by Mike Ray

Founder's Day

September 7, 2024 @ 9:30 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

The Founder’s Day event at TVRM celebrates over six decades of dedicated railroad preservation and history. Attendees will experience a unique journey through time, showcasing the legacy and vision of the museum’s pioneers.