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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.

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

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

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 🚂🍂 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

All Aboard for a Day of Celebration at TVRM!

TVRM: Celebrating 62 Years of Preserving Railroad Magic! It was a day marked by the gentle chug of trains, the informative hum of demonstrations, and the grandeur of a double header – all culminating in the mystique of a night photo shoot. A full day at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) brought together rail…

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September 10, 2023

A Blast from the Past: The Grandeur of 6914 and Steam Engine 610 at Grand Junction Yard

Stepping into the Grand Junction yard is like stepping back in time, especially when you’re greeted by the sight of the splendid 6914. This beauty, showcased alongside the steam engine 610, offers a mesmerizing display of railroad history. Steam engine 610 isn’t just any steam engine. This locomotive is dressed precisely as she looked when…

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September 9, 2023