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Locomotive Restoration Updates

Follow our dedicated team as they breathe new life into historic locomotives, ensuring their stories are preserved for future generations.

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

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

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

TVRM’s 1980s Throwback: 45 Years of Locomotives 630 & 610!

A Nostalgic Ride Back to 1980 at TVRM: Celebrating 45 Years of 630 & USA 610! As dawn breaks tomorrow, visitors to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) will find themselves on a remarkable journey back in time. While every day at TVRM offers a peek into railroad history, tomorrow promises an especially nostalgic trip….

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September 9, 2023

4501 Rolls into Grand Junction Yard for a Spectacular Day at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

All aboard the nostalgia train! 🚂 Today marks another enchanting day at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, as the majestic 4501 enters the Grand Junction yard for its second Missionary Ridge Local of the day. This is no ordinary day, as railway aficionados and families alike are in for a treat. The beautiful steam engines,…

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September 9, 2023

All Aboard for an Autumn Adventure: The Summerville Steam and Chickamauga Turn!

Autumn is a season of transformation. The leaves begin their magical metamorphosis, the air turns crisp, and the landscapes present a medley of vibrant colors. And what better way to witness this seasonal spectacle than aboard a classic steam train journeying through Georgia’s picturesque terrains? We’re thrilled to announce that tickets for the iconic Summerville…

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September 1, 2023

Cool Off This Weekend with a Unique Steam Train Experience and Custom Ice Cream Flavors!

The mercury’s set to soar this weekend, but don’t let that deter you from planning an exciting day out! We’ve got just the right antidote to the heat – a deliciously cool treat paired with an unforgettable train journey. Specialty Ice Cream Flavors aboard the Missionary Ridge Local Taking a cue from the old-world charm…

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August 26, 2023

Founder’s Day – September 9, 2023

Come out and join us as we celebrate 62+ years of railroad preservation! Special Events throughout the day: Special Photo Exhibit in the lobby of Grand Junction Depot: “Steam in the Valley, TVRM’s Early Years” by John Coniglio On the grounds “history interpretation” will represent Military encampment and demonstrations. Also on display – a few…

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August 18, 2023

F7A Locomotive 576: New Batteries and Bulbs Mark Step Towards Return

Last week, new batteries were installed in F7A locomotive 576, and the engine had all accessible light bulbs replaced. As a result, another major step in the locomotive’s return to service was accomplished. Once returned to service, the 576 will dethrone the 710 as the oldest operating diesel locomotive in our collection, as it was…

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August 14, 2023