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Step aboard the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) and be whisked away into an era of steam engines and railway romance. This weekend, TVRM invites you to experience the charm of a bygone age with rides on the Missionary Ridge Local, powered by the historic engine, Steam Star #630—a testament to our nation’s rich railway heritage.

Q1: What can passengers expect from the Dinner Trains? For those seeking a unique dining experience, TVRM’s Dinner Trains provide an unforgettable evening. The combination of delicious cuisine and the rhythmic chugging of the train create an ambiance that cannot be found in any restaurant. For specific menu offerings and reservation details, potential guests can visit TVRM’s Dining Experience Page.

Q2: How does ‘Dinner in the Depot’ enhance the historical experience? Dinner in the Depot is more than a meal—it’s a celebration of the golden age of rail travel. Hosted in Grand Junction’s Dining Room, this event immerses diners in the historical context of the era. Imagine dining amidst the echoes of travelers from decades past, with the comfort of modern culinary excellence. To learn more, travelers should explore TVRM’s Special Events.

Q3: What makes the 8pm Missionary Ridge Local ride special? The 8pm Missionary Ridge Local is a serene journey through the twilight hours, offering a view of Chattanooga that is both peaceful and picturesque. It is a moment in time where one can truly appreciate the timeless beauty of the railway and its surroundings. Secure a seat for this special ride at TVRM’s Ticketing Page.

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum does more than preserve trains; it preserves memories, encapsulating a storied past within each of its excursions. The events of this weekend are a perfect example of how TVRM continues to connect us with the past while providing joy in the present.

Join the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum for a delightful weekend of train ride adventures. Embrace the opportunity to create lasting memories aboard our authentic vintage trains and taste the past’s culinary traditions. For tickets and more information, click here. Don’t let this train leave the station without you!

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Dinner Train

March 15, 2024 - October 26, 2024 EDT

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Dinner Train is a unique opportunity to enjoy a railroad excursion trip and fine dining en route. The train travels through the Tennessee Valley, making this a perfect outing for anyone who loves trains and good food.

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Missionary Ridge Local Train Ride

January 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024 EDT

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.