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Behind-the-Scenes at TVRM

Dive into the fascinating world of railroading with our “Behind-the-Scenes at TVRM” tag. This exclusive content offers a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, featuring updates, stories, and insights from the dedicated staff who keep the history of rail alive. Whether it’s restoration projects, the operation of vintage locomotives, or special event announcements, this category brings you closer to the action, providing an insider’s look at the TVRM’s commitment to preserving and celebrating railroad heritage.

Explore the Hiwassee River Railroad

Explore the Hiwassee River Railroad As the season shifts into the warmth of late spring and early summer, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum proudly announces the return of its beloved train rides: the Copperhill Special and the Hiwassee Loop. These excursions not only provide a journey through stunning landscapes but also a ride through the…

Experience History on the Missionary Ridge Local

Embark on a Timeless Train Journey This Weekend at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum This weekend, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum offers more than just a train ride—it provides a gateway into the rich tapestry of railroading history. As we gear up for a picturesque weekend, the iconic 120-year-old steam locomotive #630 will take center…

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Historic Train Experience

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Memorable Train Experience As Mother’s Day approaches, The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) in Chattanooga, TN offers a range of special events that combine the nostalgia of historic rail travel with modern culinary delights. From elegant dinners to high teas and sweet treat adventures, there’s something to make this Mother’s…

Meet Lisa Goodman & Explore TVRM’s Unique Gift Shop

Celebrating Passion and Dedication: Lisa Goodman and the TVRM Gift Shop At the heart of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) lies not just a commitment to preserving railway history but also a dedication to enhancing visitor experiences. One shining example of this commitment is Lisa Goodman, who was recently featured in Chatter magazine for…

Explore TVRM’s Exciting Day Out With Thomas Event

TVRM’s Steve Freer Highlights Day Out With Thomas on WDEF’s The Morning Show This morning, Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s very own Steve Freer made a guest appearance on WDEF’s The Morning Show, where he shared exciting details about the upcoming Day Out With Thomas event. This special segment not only highlighted the event’s fun activities…

Spike’s Visit Marks Spring Arrival at TVRM – Historical Insight

Spike was spotted checking out all the fun things happening at TVRM! Spring must really be on the way.   photo by Randy Neal

Steam Engine 630 Opened Season of Steam 2024

Steam Engine 630 Opened Season of Steam 2024 As Steam Engine #630 drifted the rails opening weekend, it stood as a proud emblem of the age of steam. At 120 years old, the engine is not only a marvel of historic engineering but also a symbol of enduring legacy and resilience. Make plans now to…

Experience a Unique Evening Train Ride – March 30th, 8:00 pm

Embark on a Historic Evening Train Ride aboard Steam Engine 630 As spring unfolds, there’s no more authentic way to celebrate than by stepping aboard a historic train journey. On Saturday, March 30, at 8 pm, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum presents a unique evening experience with the Missionary Ridge Local, powered by the venerable…

New Turtle Cinnamon Rolls at Depot Deli, TVRM

New Turtle Cinnamon Rolls at Depot Deli, TVRM Welcome to a delightful new offering from The Depot Deli at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) – Turtle Cinnamon Rolls with a unique whiskey caramel sauce! This gourmet treat is not just a sweet indulgence but also an addition to the museum’s rich tapestry of culinary…

Experience Steam Engine 630’s Turntable Show at TVRM

Steam Engine 630: A Century-Old Engineering Marvel Turned to Life at TVRM At the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM), history isn’t just displayed; it’s brought to life. One of the most captivating attractions is the turntable demonstration featuring the venerable Steam Engine 630, a 120-year-old locomotive. This unique event allows visitors to step back in…