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Join Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum for its Founders Day Celebration


Getting back to our roots – we will be running the Missionary Ridge Local featuring double steam engines all day on Saturday, September 7. Tickets: $90 Cross Keys Tavern ribbon cutting and dinner $5 grounds pass – $5 will go toward purchase of ticket or pass $25 Day pass for unlimited MRL rides $18 MRL…

Louisville & Nashville Caboose 1041

a train is parked on the grass

TVRM’s latest donation arrived at Soule Shops this afternoon. It is former Louisville & Nashville caboose 1041 built by L&N’s South Louisville Shop. It was donated to TVRM by the family of Leonard and Sue Powell. The vintage cab had spent the last few years on the family’s property near Wrightsville, Georgia. TVRM dispatched a specially…

Being in Select Company – TVRM Joins the SHA

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Biltmore Estate…Shenandoah Caverns…The Blowing Rock… Rock City…Ruby Falls. These iconic heritage attractions bring to mind the very best of historic and scenic destinations, but they have something else in common. Each of these locations is a member of the prestigious Southern Highlands Attractions, or SHA  – a group of exceptional, largely independently-operated, travel attractions along…

Highlights of the collection

a train that is on fire

Since the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s beginning, the vision has always been to be a museum that moves. With a broad range of pieces in our collection, we showcase just how important railroads were to our country. TVRM 610 A 2-8-0 Consolidation-type steam locomotive built in 1952 by the Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Corporation for the U.S. Army….