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Experience Vintage Rail Magic at Tennessee Valley Museum

All aboard the nostalgia train! 🚂 Today marks another enchanting day at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, as the majestic 4501 enters the Grand Junction yard for its second Missionary Ridge Local of the day. This is no ordinary day, as railway aficionados and families alike are in for a treat.

The beautiful steam engines, 630 and 4501, will be alternating their runs throughout the day, giving guests multiple opportunities to experience these vintage marvels in action. The climax of the day’s festivities will be a special doubleheader at 5:00 pm. If that’s not enough to ignite your excitement, then brace yourself for the Evening Ridge Runner which promises to be a spectacle of engineering beauty and power.

Delve into Railway History with the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

Situated in the historic locations of Chattanooga and Delano, Tennessee, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum has been a beacon for train lovers since its inception in 1961. Offering a unique mix of history, education, and hands-on experiences, visitors can immerse themselves in the captivating world of vintage trains, steam locomotives, and railcars.

From steam to diesel locomotives, passenger cars, and even freight cars, the museum houses a diversified range of historic railway equipment, all maintained and operated to give visitors a genuine experience of rail travel from bygone eras. Embark on scenic rides through the Hiwassee Loop and uncover a unique perspective on the region’s history and culture.

For those seeking a deeper dive into the world of trains, the museum’s educational programs and exhibits provide a treasure trove of knowledge, making it a must-visit destination for railway enthusiasts and history buffs.

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.