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EXCITING PROGRESS AT TVRM: HISTORIC TRAINS READY FOR 2024!

More Work Continues at TVRM: Historic Trains Poised for a Spectacular 2024

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) is buzzing with activity as we usher in 2024 with several exciting projects. From the ongoing restoration of the esteemed Office Car 98 to the meticulous maintenance of our beloved steam engines, TVRM is committed to preserving and celebrating railroad history.

Office Car 98’s Remarkable Journey

One of the highlights this year is the progress on Office Car 98. This historic gem, once a rolling office for railroad executives, is being restored to its former glory. Its journey is a testament to the dedication of our team, with the hopes of it gracing the rails later this year. The intricate work includes refurbishing its elegant interior and ensuring its mechanical components meet the highest standards of safety and functionality. Learn more about Office Car 98.

Steam Engines: The Heartbeat of TVRM

As we prepare for the opening of our steam season on March 2, both of our steam engines are undergoing essential maintenance. These engineering marvels are a vital part of our historical tours, offering a glimpse into the golden era of rail travel. The care and preservation of these engines ensure that they continue to operate safely for the enjoyment of all our visitors. Discover our steam engines.

Coach 832: A Return to Service

The overhaul of Coach 832 continues to be a significant project. This coach, once a cornerstone of passenger service, is slowly being returned to its original state. The restoration process, which involves intricate craftsmanship and attention to detail, is starting to show promising signs of nearing completion. Explore the history of Coach 832.

2024: A Year of Historic Rail Experiences

As we forge ahead into 2024, TVRM is more than just a museum; it’s a journey into the past. Each restoration and maintenance project not only preserves the physical trains but also keeps the rich history of rail travel alive. We invite you to step back in time and experience the magic of historic rail travel with us. Book your journey.

FAQs

Q1: Can visitors see the restoration process in action? Yes, Missionary Ridge Local visitors will have a shop tour and view some of the restoration processes, offering a unique behind-the-scenes look at how we preserve railroad history.

Q2: Are there special events planned for the steam season opening? Absolutely! The steam season opening on March 2 will feature special events and activities. Keep an eye on our website for more details.

Q3: Is TVRM suitable for family visits? Definitely! TVRM offers an educational and entertaining experience for all ages, making it a perfect destination for family outings.

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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.