Ride a vintage short-line train! Our most frequent service trips — the “Local” — begin at our Grand Junction Station and travel to East Chattanooga for a layover to view a turntable demonstration and tour of our restoration shop.
The 1486, also named “Randolph-Macon College,” was originally built in 1949 by the Budd Company for the Norfolk and Western Railway as a S1 class, lightweight, 10-6 sleeping car. As a 10-6 sleeper, it had 10 roomettes (single passenger rooms) and 6 double-bedrooms (two passenger rooms). No longer a sleeping car, it was eventually converted to a commuter car. It also saw service with the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Maryland Area Regional Commuter. TVRM acquired the car from the Western Maryland Scenic Railway in 2019.
Car: Norfolk and Western 1486/”Randolph-Macon College”
Car Type: Coach
Operators: Norfolk and Western Railway, Pennsylvania Railroad, Maryland Area Regional Commuter, Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
Builder: Budd Company
Date Built: 1949
Number of Seats: 88
Paint Scheme: Tuscan Red
Lettered: Norfolk and Western