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RIDE HISTORY ON THE MISSIONARY RIDGE LOCAL!

Experience the Historic Steam Engine 630

A Journey Through Time: Steam Engine 630’s Historic Ride on the Missionary Ridge Local

If you’re a fan of railroads or history, or simply looking for an unforgettable family outing, the Missionary Ridge Local offers a remarkable experience. Today, the venerable steam engine 630, a remarkable artifact that has been chugging along for 120 years, takes center stage, promising an authentic ride back in time.

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) is proud to present this historic engine, offering a unique journey that not only entertains but educates. As steam engine 630 rolls down the tracks, passengers are transported to a bygone era, experiencing the sights, sounds, and operations of a traditional steam locomotive.

Why is Steam Engine 630 Special? Steam engine 630 is not just any locomotive; it’s a living piece of history. Built in 1904, it has been meticulously restored to its original splendor, allowing it to continue sharing its story. The engine represents an era when steam ruled the rails, making it a fascinating subject for both young and old.

What Can You Expect on the Missionary Ridge Local? The ride on the Missionary Ridge Local is more than just a journey; it’s an immersive historical experience. Passengers will enjoy a six-mile round trip that features a demonstration of the locomotive’s capabilities, including a narrative on its restoration and historical significance. You’ll witness the operation of the train, including a turn on a turntable and passage through pre-Civil War tunnels.

How Do You Get a Discount with a Thomas Ticket? In celebration of our ongoing Day Out with Thomas events, TVRM is offering a special discount to all Thomas ticket holders. Simply present your Thomas event ticket stub to the ticket agent, and enjoy a reduced fare on your Missionary Ridge Local ride. This offer is a fantastic way to extend your railway adventure while making the most of your visit.

For those interested in learning more about steam engine 630 or the details of our next Day Out with Thomas, please visit our website at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Official Website.

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