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Historic Preservation

At the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, historic preservation is not just a term; it’s a living testament to the enduring spirit of the railroads that shaped our nation. Dive into this category to journey through time, where meticulously restored locomotives and railcars tell tales of innovation, ambition, and the romance of the rails. From the intricate details of engineering feats to the stories of the people who worked on these iron giants, we’re dedicated to keeping history alive and ensuring that future generations can witness the magic of the past.

Dinner in the Depot: A Unique Dining Experience

A Culinary Experience: Dinner in the Depot Event As the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) gears up for our much-anticipated “Dinner in the Depot,” we’re proud to blend a culinary experience with the charm of railroading heritage. Our guests will not only indulge in the opulence of the bygone era of rail travel but also…

Ride History on the Missionary Ridge Local!

The Missionary Ridge Local: A Journey Through Time After the track work, we are thrilled to announce that the Missionary Ridge Local is once again ready to welcome passengers onto its historic rails. This weekend marks a special occasion as we feature the vintage diesel 1829, a locomotive with a storied past and a robust…

Join Thomas & Friends’ Bubble Tour at Tennessee Valley!

All Aboard for Thomas the Tank Engine’s Magical Bubble Tour! Excitement is chugging down the tracks as everyone’s favorite #1 blue engine, Thomas the Tank Engine, arrives at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum with a whimsical new adventure – Day Out With Thomas: The Bubble Tour. This unique event, happening on April 20-21 & 27-28, 2024,…

Honoring Captain Larry Taylor with Locomotive 1829

Today, Locomotive 1829 paying tribute to a true American hero, Captain Larry Taylor. At 81 years of age, Captain Taylor, a distinguished Medal of Honor recipient from the Vietnam War, is being honored posthumously in a ceremony steeped in respect and gratitude. Captain Taylor’s specific contributions during the Vietnam War. His acts of valor, including…

TVRM East Chattanooga Updates

TVRM East Chattanooga Updates East Chattanooga’s railroad heritage continues to thrive, as recent developments at our local Sheet Metal Shop and various restoration projects demonstrate. Our dedication to preserving this historical legacy was recently highlighted in a Channel 9 interview, showcasing the intricate work and passion that goes into these endeavors. The Legacy of Captain…

Exciting Progress at TVRM: Historic Trains Ready for 2024!

More Work Continues at TVRM: Historic Trains Poised for a Spectacular 2024 The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) is buzzing with activity as we usher in 2024 with several exciting projects. From the ongoing restoration of the esteemed Office Car 98 to the meticulous maintenance of our beloved steam engines, TVRM is committed to preserving…

The Transformation of Office Car No. 98

Reviving History: The Transformation of Office Car No. 98 In the realm of historic preservation, the restoration of railway vehicles holds a special place, blending engineering prowess with a deep respect for our past. A prime example of this is the ongoing restoration of our 1917 office car No. 98. This week marked a significant…

Revamping TVRM’s Railways: Missionary Ridge Tunnel Project

Revamping TVRM’s Railways: Missionary Ridge Tunnel Project Introduction Chattanooga’s historic Missionary Ridge Tunnel is witnessing a significant transformation, pivotal for the region’s transportation infrastructure. Initiated on January 23rd, this project involves replacing the decades-old jointed rail with advanced welded rail technology. This update is crucial not only for enhancing travel efficiency but also for preserving…

A Sweet Valentine’s Day Aboard the Missionary Ridge Local

Celebrate Love with a Unique Twist: Sweet Treats and Historical Train Rides! Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to express love and affection, and what better way to do so than by sharing a unique experience with your significant other? If you’re seeking something different from the traditional dinner date, we have an exciting option…

High Tea at Homefront Tea Room – Book Now!

A Delightful High Tea Experience at the Homefront Tea Room Looking for the perfect way to spend an afternoon? Join us for a luxurious high tea experience at the Homefront Tea Room! Your experience isn’t just about the delicious food; it also includes entry to the Exhibit Building, where you can immerse yourself in the…