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Behind-the-Scenes at TVRM

Get an insider’s view of TVRM operations, from the maintenance of our vintage railcars to the planning and execution of our events.

The Historic Couey House: A Testament to Resilience and Craftsmanship in Chattooga County

The Historic Couey House: A Testament to Resilience and Craftsmanship in Chattooga County In the serene landscapes of north Georgia, one would find monuments to early American history – few as compelling as the Couey House. Constructed in the 1840s by Andrew M. Solland Couey, this house stands as one of the first pioneer homes…

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October 3, 2023

Summerville’s Historic Railroad Turntable

The Historic Summerville Railroad Turntable: A Testament to the Golden Age of Railroads In the heart of Summerville lies a relic from a bygone era, a testament to the days when railroads were the lifeblood of commerce and travel. The Summerville Railroad Turntable, a massive 90-ton steel structure, stands as a symbol of the golden…

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October 1, 2023

Breathing New Life into the F7A: Inside the Restoration of TVRM 576

Breathing New Life into the F7A: Inside the Restoration of TVRM 576 Last month, the workshops at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum buzzed with renewed energy as a brand new project chugged into its care – the recently acquired F7A, christened TVRM 576. This locomotive, a vestige of rail history and engineering prowess, has now embarked…

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September 30, 2023

A Heartfelt Thank You and an Important Announcement for Our Train Enthusiasts

A Heartfelt Thank You and an Important Announcement for Our Train Enthusiasts Hello to all our dedicated train enthusiasts and followers! First and foremost, from the very depths of our hearts, we want to extend a massive thank you. Your unwavering support and enthusiasm, especially as we’ve restarted our beloved excursions into Northwest Georgia, have…

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September 28, 2023

All Aboard the Autumn Dinner Train!

All Aboard the Autumn Dinner Train! The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is thrilled to announce the addition of special Autumn Dinner Train dates! This fall, embark on a nostalgic journey back to the Golden Age of Railroading and indulge in a delightful three-course meal while the history of Chattanooga unfolds around you. Event Details: Duration:

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September 28, 2023

Return to Chickamauga Service: A Historic Journey Awaits

Return to Chickamauga Service: A Historic Journey Awaits With the unmistakable blast of the horn, we’re thrilled to announce our return to the Chickamauga service! Today was a splendid day for a ride, with nature showcasing its beauty at every turn. If you missed out, don’t fret. We invite you to join us tomorrow for…

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September 24, 2023

Beware of Scammers: A Crucial Message for Our Beloved Customers

Beware of Scammers: A Crucial Message for Our Beloved Customers As the festive season approaches, there’s a heightened sense of joy, anticipation, and unfortunately, a few lurking Grinches in the form of scammers. At Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, we value the trust and safety of our customers above all else. With the spirit of transparency…

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September 24, 2023

Last Days of Frank & Jesse James: Starry Affair at TVRM

The Rails of History: “The Last Days of Frank & Jesse James” at TVRM 1986 marked the release of a distinctive movie titled “The Last Days of Frank & Jesse James.” Filmed at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) in 1985, this cinematic gem boasts a star-studded cast with music legends Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson,…

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September 22, 2023

Halloween Eerie Express: Ultimate Family Fun

All Aboard the Halloween Eerie Express: An Enchanting Fall Experience 🎃🚂 October, with its golden hues and crisp air, welcomes all to celebrate the spookiest time of the year. And what better way to do so than by hopping on the Halloween Eerie Express! A Trip Through Vintage Charms 🚂 Imagine starting your evening aboard…

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September 21, 2023

Eric Church’s ‘Creepin” Video: A Vintage Tale

Eric Church’s ‘Creepin” Video: A Vintage Tale On occasion we are a go-to for mainly country music artists to shoot a music video using our old equipment. Eric Church shot his music video, “Creepin’”, using just locomotive 630 and the right of way. The entire time the video was being made, the music was being…

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September 19, 2023