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Classic Chattanooga Train Adventure: A Timeless Journey Aboard Diesel #1829

Introduction to Chattanooga’s Vintage Train

Chattanooga, a city known for its rich history and picturesque landscapes, offers a unique experience for both residents and visitors. This weekend, step back in time with a special train journey aboard the city’s oldest operating vintage diesel, #1829, built in 1951.

The Historical Significance of Diesel #1829

Locomotive #1829 is not just a means of transport; it’s a living piece of history. As one of the oldest operating diesels at TVRM, it represents Chattanooga’s deep-rooted connection with the rail industry.

Experiencing the Missionary Ridge Local

The Missionary Ridge Local offers a quick yet immersive trip into the past. This one-hour journey is packed with excitement, featuring engine turns in two different ways, crossing multiple bridges, and traveling through the pre-Civil War era Missionary Ridge Tunnel.

Unique Features of the Train Ride

What sets this ride apart is its blend of history. You’ll witness the engineering marvel of the Missionary Ridge Tunnel and the charm of the East Chattanooga Restoration Yard.

Dining Options: Depot Deli and Homefront Tea Room

Enhance your experience with a visit to the Depot Deli for freshly baked treats. Or, for a more serene experience, book a reservation at the Homefront Tea Room.

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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.