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.
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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.
Embark on a remarkable 50-mile journey through the picturesque lower Hiwassee River gorge, culminating at the peak of the iconic Hiwassee Loop—a unique rail marvel found only in Farner, Tennessee, and just six locations across North America. Experience this 5-hour trip with no layovers, immersing in the history.
Embark on the Copperhill Train Ride, an extensive 94-mile round trip journey traversing the lower Hiwassee River Gorge and the unique Hiwassee Loop, culminating in the paired cities of Copperhill, Tennessee, and McCaysville, Georgia. Enjoy a self-paced lunch during a 90-minute layover, making your day-long adventure a memorable one.
A RIDE THROUGH TIME!
Take a trip back in time to a slower-paced era when railroad travel was a way of life. Relive the romance of the rails when vintage trains provided an escape from the everyday routine. The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum provides an interactive, historical experience that adds an extra dimension to your visit to Chattanooga’s popular attractions. Here you will find the only regularly scheduled, full-sized train ride in Tennessee. The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is so much more than entertainment… It is your chance to experience the sights and sounds of yesteryear!
AN ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE FOR ALL AGES!
The mission of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) is to collect for preservation, operation, interpretation, and display railroad artifacts in an authentic setting to educate the public concerning the role of railroads in the history and development of our region.
Bubble Tour Adventure with Thomas the Tank Engine! Get ready for an exhilarating ride with everyone’s favorite locomotive! Thomas the Tank Engine invites you to ‘Pop’ onboard for a delightful journey with the “Day Out With Thomas: Bubble Tour.” This unique event is rolling into heritage railways nationwide, offering a whirlwind of fun and bubbles….
November 27, 2023
Waffles Welcomes You to TVRM’s Christmas Rides! It’s that magical time of the year again, and the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVMR) has a special treat for all Christmas train enthusiasts! Waffles, TVRM’s beloved and favorite reindeer, is back to greet everyone with festive cheer. Nestled at 4119 Cromwell Road in the heart of Chattanooga,…
November 27, 2023
Revitalizing Heritage: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Receives Significant Grant for Educational and Exhibit Enhancements
TENNESSEE VALLEY RAILROAD MUSEUM AWARDED A CAPITOL MAINTENANCE AND IMPROVEMENT GRANT FROM THE TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM GRANT WILL BE USED FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO EXHIBIT BUILDING CLASSROOM SPACE CHATTANOOGA, TN 11.21.23: TENNESSE VALLEY RAILROAD MUSEUM is a recipient of a $92,500 grant for Capital Maintenance and Improvement from the State of Tennessee as administered through the…
November 21, 2023