The Hiwassee Loop train ride is a 50-mile roundtrip through the beautiful lower Hiwassee River gorge. This 5-hour trip takes you to the top of the famous Hiwassee Loop, where you can enjoy stunning views of the river below.
This car was manufactured by the Budd Company in 1954 for the Canadian Pacific. This series of Dome-Observation were named after a Canadian national or provincial park. The Algonquin Park was named after the Algonquin Indian tribe. These cars would feature three bedrooms, a lounge area, the observation area, and the upper dome area. Both the dome and observation area allow for spectacular views of the passing scenery. It was used on the transcontinental train, “The Canadian,” which operated over Kicking Horse Pass and Rogers Pass. It was transferred to Via Rail in 1978. It was later sold into private ownership, and is currently leased to TVRM.
Car: Canadian Pacific 15401/Algonquin Park
Car Type: Dome/Observation
Operators: Canadian Pacific, Via Rail, Private Ownership, Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
Builder: Budd Company
Date Built: 1954
Paint Scheme: Stainless Steel
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The Copperhill Special train ride offers a unique opportunity to take in the natural beauty of the lower Hiwassee River Gorge. This train travels a longer distance through Turtletown, Ducktown, and on to the former mining town of Copperhill.
Enjoy a picturesque round-trip train ride through the Hiwassee River Gorge this holiday season! Write a letter and meet Santa and enjoy a delicious gingerbread cookie and chocolate milk on the train!