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Memorial Day Train Rides on Steam Star #630

This Memorial Day weekend, immerse yourself in the rich history of Chattanooga with a ride on the historic Steam Star #630. The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) invites you to join us for a memorable journey on the Missionary Ridge Local, offering a unique blend of historical exploration and family fun.

The Missionary Ridge Local: A Historical Journey

Steam Star #630 will be featured on the Missionary Ridge Local all weekend, providing an immersive experience packed with historical significance. This ride includes crossing four bridges and passing through a pre-Civil War tunnel, highlighting the engineering feats of the past.

  • Location: Chattanooga , TN
  • Included: Turntable demonstration, TVRM restoration shop tour, Exhibit Building access

Experience the Homefront Tea Room

Enhance your Memorial Day weekend with a visit to the Homefront Tea Room. Available for 11:00 am seating on Saturday and Sunday, this experience includes a full tea service with a ride on the Missionary Ridge Local. Enjoy a three-tier tray of sweet and savory treats, including freshly baked scones with homemade clotted cream and lemon curd.

More Information:

  1. What makes Steam Star #630 historically important?
    • Steam Star #630 is a steam locomotive built in 1904, which has been restored by the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. It served various railroads, including the Southern Railway, and played a vital role in early 20th-century transportation. The locomotive’s restoration allows visitors to experience a piece of living history, showcasing the technological advancements and craftsmanship of the era.
  2. What does the Missionary Ridge Local ride include?
    • The Missionary Ridge Local ride offers a journey through some of Chattanooga’s most historically significant sites. Passengers will cross four bridges and travel through a pre-Civil War tunnel. The ride also includes a turntable demonstration, a brief tour of the TVRM restoration shop, and access to the Exhibit Building, which features numerous historical artifacts and exhibits.
  3. How does the Chickamauga Turn enhance the historical experience?
    • The Chickamauga Turn provides a longer and more in-depth historical experience. This ride takes passengers through North Georgia to the historic town of Chickamauga, GA, offering beautiful scenery and a rich historical context. The journey includes a 1.5-hour layover in Chickamauga, where passengers can explore local shops and restaurants, further immersing themselves in the area’s history.

Book Your Tickets Today

Make your Memorial Day weekend unforgettable with a ride on the historic Steam Star #630. Enjoy family fun, historical insights, and delicious treats as you journey through Chattanooga’s rich history. Book your tickets now and create lasting memories.