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Explore the fascinating exhibits at TVRM, each one offering unique insights into different aspects of railway technology, history, and culture.

Ride the Halloween Eerie Express at TVRM – Family-Friendly Fun!

All Aboard the Halloween Eerie Express at TVRM! October is synonymous with the vibrant shades of fall and the eerie delights of Halloween. At the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, we’re fusing the joy of train rides with Halloween festivities, presenting the Halloween Eerie Express. Starting October 6th, we invite you to hop on for a…

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October 2, 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

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

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 โ€œThe Last Days of Frank & Jesse James.โ€ 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 ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿš‚ 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 ๐Ÿš‚ Imagine starting your evening aboard…

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September 21, 2023

Summeville Steam Special: Chattanooga to Summerville

Iconic Summerville Steam Special is back! On a balmy September Saturday in Summerville, the town’s signature Cook-Off brought together chili specialists with an array of autumn flavors. As residents served up their chili and stews, the town morphed into a festive fall haven. Amidst the vibrant atmosphere, the awaited highlight was the grand arrival of…

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September 18, 2023

Dive into the Past: Experience Centuries of Steam Power This Season.

Georgia Trips Usher in a New Season at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Today marks an exciting turn for Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum and train enthusiasts alike. As the tracks buzzed with anticipation, a breathtaking sight unfolded before us – two powerful steam locomotives, their combined age tallying up to over two centuries, commenced their majestic…

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September 17, 2023

Autumn Train Adventures: The Return to Georgia 2023

The Return to Georgia: An Autumn Adventure on the Rails ๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿ‚ As the vibrant hues of reds, oranges, and yellows paint the landscapes, there’s no better way to experience the splendor of autumn than a ride through the Tennessee Valley. And this year, we’re thrilled to announce the return of our much-anticipated train journeys. The…

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September 15, 2023