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Unique Dinner Train Experience at Tennessee Valley Railroad

Welcome aboard the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s Dinner Train! An enchanting evening awaits you as you step onto our historic dining cars for a journey through time.

Why choose the Dinner Train for a special occasion?

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum offers a unique blend of charm and modern convenience, making it the perfect venue for celebrating significant milestones. Our Dinner Trains, running select Fridays and Saturdays from March through October, provide a setting that is both intimate and intriguing. Each ride starts at the Grand Junction depot in Chattanooga, taking guests on a leisurely journey that is as rich in history as it is in culinary delight.

Our Dining Car Superintendent and his skilled team ensure that the service is impeccable and the food is sumptuous, all served within beautifully restored railcars that transport you to a bygone era. Whether it’s an anniversary, a birthday, or just a special night out, dining on the Dinner Train makes it memorable.

What can guests expect during their Dinner Train experience?

From the moment you board at the Chattanooga’s Grand Junction depot, you’ll be immersed in an atmosphere of vintage elegance. The train travels through urban East Chattanooga. The journey is timed perfectly to enjoy the full dining experience before returning to the station.

Our guests are seated individually unless requested otherwise, ensuring privacy and comfort. With several seating options available, you can choose the perfect spot to enjoy both the company and the view. This attention to detail and our commitment to guest satisfaction are what make our Dinner Train outings highly sought after.

How does the Dinner Train connect to local history?

The railcars themselves are pieces of living history. Each car has been meticulously restored and maintained, offering a glimpse into the era of luxurious rail travel. The route taken by the Dinner Train is steeped in the rich railway heritage of Chattanooga, known for its pivotal role in the development of railway networks across the United States.

By choosing the Dinner Train, you’re not only treated to a delightful evening but also contributing to the preservation of railway history. Each ticket helps fund the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s efforts to maintain and restore its collection of historic train cars.

For those interested in learning more about the specifics of our railcars or the history of Chattanooga’s railways, visit our official railroad equipment section or the Chattanooga History.

From $95

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.

Support the Legacy of Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum: Your donation today can make a world of difference in preserving the rich heritage and continued success of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM). Donate now and be a part of our journey as we steam ahead into a promising future.