Embark on a journey aboard our historic short-line locomotive! Our most regularly scheduled voyages, fondly known as “The Local,” initiate from our distinguished Grand Junction Station, heading towards East Chattanooga. Here, you’ll enjoy a stopover featuring an intriguing demonstration of a classic turntable, followed by a tour of our workshop.
The Legacy of Central of Georgia Railway 661: A Coach with a Tale
The Central of Georgia Railway 661 is a remarkable 56-seat lightweight coach, masterfully crafted by the American Car & Foundry in 1947. Commissioned for the Central of Georgia Railroad, this coach was the second in a series designed for the “Nancy Hanks II” – a passenger service connecting Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia. It proudly journeyed alongside its siblings, coaches 390, 662, and 907, all of which are preserved in the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) collection. After years of dedicated service under both the Central of Georgia Railroad and its successor, the Southern Railway, the 661 found its final home at TVRM.
Car: Central of Georgia Railway 661
Car Type: Coach
Operators: Central of Georgia Railway, Southern Railway, Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
Builder: American Car & Foundry
Date Built: 1947
Number of Seats: 56
Paint Scheme: Colonial Red
Lettered: Tennessee Valley
Come to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum and take a ride on the North Pole Limited Christmas Train! You’ll get to visit the North Pole and see all of the Christmas decorations. It’s the most popular annual event, and has been a family tradition since 1999.