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Experience St. Patrick’s Day Dining on Tennessee Valley Railroad

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Aboard Tennessee Valley Railroad’s Historical Trains Are you ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a unique and memorable way? The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum offers just the thing with its “Dinner on the Diner” event, scheduled for March 15, 16, and 17. This special dinner train promises an immersive experience…

Summerville Steam Special 2024: Experience History on Rails

Welcome aboard the Summerville Steam Special, where the tracks lead not just to destinations but through the pages of history. This 2024 journey promises an unparalleled experience, combining the charm of rail travel with the storied past of the Southern 4501 steam locomotive. As we gear up for this unique trip, let’s explore some key…

Explore History on the Chickamauga Turn Train Trip

Explore History on the Chickamauga Turn Train Trip Are you ready for an enchanting train journey that combines the allure of travel with the richness of history? The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s Chickamauga Turn offers just that – a captivating day trip to Chickamauga, Georgia, brimming with historical charm and comfort. What to Expect on…

Century Celebration: Southern Railway Dining Car 3158

Celebrating 100 Years: The Journey of Southern Railway Dining Car No. 3158 A Century of Service – TVRM’s former Southern Railway Dining Car No. 3158 has long held the record of being the oldest continuously operating dining car in the country, and today that record enters triple digits, as the venerable 78 foot long, 87-ton…

Dinner in the Depot: A Unique Dining Experience

A Culinary Experience: Dinner in the Depot Event As the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) gears up for our much-anticipated “Dinner in the Depot,” we’re proud to blend a culinary experience with the charm of railroading heritage. Our guests will not only indulge in the opulence of the bygone era of rail travel but also…

Missionary Ridge Local: Unique Valentine’s Day Train Experience

Make Valentine’s Day Unforgettable with the Missionary Ridge Local Train Ride Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and affection, and what better way to mark this special occasion than with a unique experience? The Missionary Ridge Local offers just that – a memorable train ride that combines romance with the charm of yesteryear. A…

Ride History on the Missionary Ridge Local!

The Missionary Ridge Local: A Journey Through Time After the track work, we are thrilled to announce that the Missionary Ridge Local is once again ready to welcome passengers onto its historic rails. This weekend marks a special occasion as we feature the vintage diesel 1829, a locomotive with a storied past and a robust…

Join Thomas & Friends’ Bubble Tour at Tennessee Valley!

All Aboard for Thomas the Tank Engine’s Magical Bubble Tour! Excitement is chugging down the tracks as everyone’s favorite #1 blue engine, Thomas the Tank Engine, arrives at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum with a whimsical new adventure – Day Out With Thomas: The Bubble Tour. This unique event, happening on April 20-21 & 27-28, 2024,…

Honoring Captain Larry Taylor with Locomotive 1829

Today, Locomotive 1829 paying tribute to a true American hero, Captain Larry Taylor. At 81 years of age, Captain Taylor, a distinguished Medal of Honor recipient from the Vietnam War, is being honored posthumously in a ceremony steeped in respect and gratitude. Captain Taylor’s specific contributions during the Vietnam War. His acts of valor, including…

TVRM East Chattanooga Updates

TVRM East Chattanooga Updates East Chattanooga’s railroad heritage continues to thrive, as recent developments at our local Sheet Metal Shop and various restoration projects demonstrate. Our dedication to preserving this historical legacy was recently highlighted in a Channel 9 interview, showcasing the intricate work and passion that goes into these endeavors. The Legacy of Captain…

Historical Adventures with Thomas the Tank Engine at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

All Aboard for a Adventure with Thomas the Tank Engine! Get ready to step back in time with Thomas the Tank Engine at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. The ‘Day Out With Thomas: The Bubble Tour’ on April 20-21 & 27-28 offers not just fun but a dive into history, perfect for families and train…

Join Our Groundhog Naming Contest – Be a Part of History!

Join Our Groundhog Naming Contest – Be a Part of History! NAMING CONTEST ALERT!  Attention, nature lovers and creative minds!  We are excited to announce a unique opportunity at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. We have a new, adorable groundhog family member, and it needs a NAME!  What better way to find the perfect name than…

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February 2, 2024