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Steam Star #630 a Cover Model Again!

Steam Star #630: Chosen as a Cover Model We are thrilled to announce that Steam Star #630, a 120-year-old locomotive, has been selected as a cover model once again. This honor is a tribute to its enduring appeal and importance as a shining example of this regions rich railroad history. We extend our gratitude to…

Memorial Day Train Rides on Steam Star #630

Memorial Day Train Rides on Steam Star #630 This Memorial Day weekend, immerse yourself in the rich history of Chattanooga with a ride on the historic Steam Star #630. The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) invites you to join us for a memorable journey on the Missionary Ridge Local, offering a unique blend of historical…

TVRM Welcomes L&N SD40 Number 1230

TVRM Welcomes Former L&N SD40 Number 1230 in Chattanooga Newly arrived in Chattanooga – former L&N SD40 Number 1230 – Last owned by First Energy at their now closed Stratton, OH plant. This engine will be used by our Tyner Terminal Railway to switch the VW plant. Plans are to eventually restore this engine to…

Explore East Tennessee with Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad

Journey Through History and Nature on the Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad Spring and Summer in East Tennessee is a time of renewal, with the landscape bursting into bloom and the Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad offering the perfect way to experience it. With two distinct rides, the Hiwassee Loop and the Copperhill Special, you have the…

Celebrate 2024 with Evening Ridge Runner Train Rides!

Celebrate the 2024 Evening Ridge Runner Train Rides! May 31 marks the start of the 2024 Evening Ridge Runner season, and we’re excited to invite you to join us every Friday and Saturday evening through mid-September for an unforgettable ride on the Missionary Ridge Local. These rides, departing at 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM, offer…

Chickamauga Turn’s Trip to Down Home Days Festival

Chickamauga Turn’s Trip to Down Home Days Festival On a memorable day, passengers boarded the Chickamauga Turn for an unforgettable journey to the historic Civil War town of Chickamauga, Georgia, via the former Central of Georgia Railroad. This six-hour train ride offered a unique blend of scenic beauty, historical exploration, and local festivities, making it…

Historical Memorial Day Train Rides: Hiwassee & Copperhill

Experience Historical Train Journeys: The Hiwassee Loop & Copperhill Special This Memorial Day This Memorial Day, step back in time with a journey through the scenic lower Hiwassee River Gorge aboard our exclusive train rides. The Hiwassee Loop and Copperhill Special provide a unique opportunity to explore the region’s rich industrial heritage. With options for…

Chickamauga Turn: A Timeless Train Journey

Chickamauga Turn: A Timeless Train Journey  Any weather is great weather when riding a train!  Escape the rainy forecast with a relaxing ride to Chickamauga, Georgia this weekend. Departing from Grand Junction Station in Chattanooga, TN, at 10:15 AM on Saturday and Sunday, the Chickamauga Turn offers the best of vintage train travel. Experience the…

Special Guests at Missionary Ridge Local: The Corvair Club!

Special Guests at Missionary Ridge Local: The Corvair Club! On Sunday, May 19th, TVRM hosted The Corvair Club! This unique gathering took place at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, providing a fantastic opportunity for car enthusiasts and train lovers alike to come together and celebrate their passions. A Journey into the Heart of Railroading History

Southern Railway Dining Car 3158: A Century of Continuous Service

Southern Railway Dining Car 3158: A Century of Continuous Service  Southern Railway Dining Car 3158, built by Pullman in 1924, has a storied history that continues to captivate train enthusiasts and museum patrons alike. Donated to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) by Southern Railway in 1969, this remarkable dining car is now celebrating a…

Celebrate Golden Spike Day at TVRM | Mother’s Day Weekend Fun

Celebrate the 155th Golden Spike Day at TVRM Today at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, we honor the 155th Golden Spike Day with our version of the famous photograph by A.J. Russell. The golden spike is the ceremonial, 17.6-karat gold, final spike driven by Leland Stanford to join the rails of the first transcontinental railroad…

Take a beautiful ride on the Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad for a unique train journey in East Tennessee.

Ride the Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad for a One of the Most Beautiful Train Rides in East Tennessee This train ride takes you on the historic Hook & Eye Loop where you will experience one of the few train journeys in North America that circles over itself while climbing Bald Mountain! Choose Your Journey: The…