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Chickamauga Turn: A Vintage Train Journey - Photo by Bo Ellis

Chickamauga Turn: A Timeless Train Journey 

Any weather is great weather when riding a train!  Escape the rainy forecast with a relaxing ride to Chickamauga, Georgia this weekend. Departing from Grand Junction Station in Chattanooga, TN, at 10:15 AM on Saturday and Sunday, the Chickamauga Turn offers the best of vintage train travel.

Experience the Charm of Vintage Train Travel

The Chickamauga Turn is more than just a ride; it’s a journey back in time. This train ride offers a unique opportunity to experience the golden age of rail travel. Whether you’re a train enthusiast or simply looking for a memorable weekend getaway, the Chickamauga Turn promises an experience filled with nostalgia and comfort.

Seating Options

  • Air-conditioned Coaches: Enjoy a comfortable ride in our air-conditioned coaches, perfect for those who prefer a more relaxed atmosphere.
  • Premium Seating: For those looking to elevate their experience, we offer premium seating options in the Parlor, Observation, and Dome cars. These seats provide unparalleled views and a touch of luxury.

Dining Onboard

Enhance your journey with a delicious boxed lunch or enjoy a meal in our beautifully restored dining car. The dining car experience offers a glimpse into the past, where meals on trains were an essential part of the travel experience. Each meal is carefully prepared to ensure that it complements the overall journey, making your ride not just a mode of transportation but a culinary adventure as well.

Why Ride the Chickamauga Turn?

  • What is the historical significance of the Chickamauga Turn?
    • The Chickamauga Turn offers a unique look into the past, capturing the essence of early 20th-century rail travel. This train journey provides a historical context to the development of railway travel in the southeastern United States. Riding the Chickamauga Turn is like stepping into a time capsule that showcases the evolution of train travel and its impact on regional development.
  • How has the train been preserved over the years?
    • The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum has meticulously maintained and restored the trains used for the Chickamauga Turn. Each car has been preserved to retain its original charm while incorporating modern amenities for comfort. The restoration process involves regular maintenance and upgrades to ensure that the trains remain operational and true to their historical roots. This commitment to preservation allows passengers to enjoy an authentic vintage train experience.
  • What can passengers expect during the journey?
    • Passengers can expect a journey filled with scenic views, historical insights, and a relaxing atmosphere. The train ride to Chickamauga, Georgia, is designed to be more than just transportation; it’s an experience. From the moment you board at Grand Junction Station to your arrival in Chickamauga, the trip is crafted to provide a seamless blend of history, comfort, and adventure.

Plan Your Visit

Book your tickets online: Chickamauga Turn Tickets

Upcoming dates: May 11, 18, 19, and 25, June 8, 15, 29, 30, and more dates on the website.

Location: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, 4119 Cromwell Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421