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Embark on a Magical Train Ride: Rails, Wizards, and Spells 2024

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is excited to introduce the “Rails, Wizards, and Spells” train adventure, a brand-new experience for 2024. Join us for a journey filled with magic and wonder as you step into a world of wizarding fun. This enchanting event includes a trip through the Enchanted Forest, a visit to Wizards Way,…

Office Car 98: A Journey Through Time and Restoration

Office Car 98’s Historic Restoration Office Car 98, a symbol of railroading elegance and ingenuity, is nearing the end of its extensive restoration at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s Soule Shops. This historic car, now 98% restored, will soon shine in its original splendor, showcasing the meticulous efforts of dedicated craftsmen. The Historical Significance of…

Rediscover History with the 4501 Steam Engine This Weekend

Rediscover History with 4501 Steam Engine This weekend, July 20 & 21, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum invites you to experience the iconic 4501 steam locomotive on the Missionary Ridge Local. Built in 1911, the 4501 is a testament to the phrase ‘built to last,’ offering an unforgettable ride that combines history, adventure, and family…

Celebrate Holidays with Festive Tea at Grand Junction Depot

Celebrate Holidays with Festive Tea at Grand Junction Depot The holiday season is here, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by joining us at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s Homefront Christmas Tea Room. Set in the historic Grand Junction Depot, this festive tea experience combines the charm of the past with the joy…

Enjoy Summer Train Rides This Weekend

 Another Beautiful Summer Weekend is Here! Make the most of this beautiful summer weekend by joining us at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum for a variety of exciting train rides. With options to suit every interest, our weekend schedule includes rides on vintage diesel trains, offering a unique and memorable experience for the whole family….

Secure Your Spot on Santa’s Hiwassee Holiday Train Ride

Secure Your Spot on Santa’s Hiwassee Holiday Train Ride The holiday season is fast approaching, and there’s no better way to celebrate than aboard Santa’s Hiwassee Holiday Train. Tickets for this festive journey are on sale now. Make sure to book your tickets here to ensure you don’t miss out on this magical experience. Ticket…

Explore the Magic of Model Trains at TVMRi Open House

TVMRi Open House and Yard Sale! Saturday, July 13 10am – 5pm Mark your calendars for a day of excitement and discovery at the TVMRi Open House and Yard Sale! This is your chance to find rare model trains, enjoy family-friendly activities, and connect with fellow train enthusiasts. Event Highlights The TVMRi Open House and…

Crew Safety First: Diesel 5000 to Run Instead of Steam Engine 4501 Due to Heat

Crew Safety First: Diesel 5000 to Run Instead of Steam Engine 4501 Due to Heat This weekend, due to extreme temperatures, we will be running the vintage diesel 5000 in place of the historic steam engine 4501. We prioritize the safety of our crew, especially during high temperatures. While the average temperatures might hover in…

Secure Your Tickets for the Magical North Pole Limited: On Sale Now!

Secure Your Tickets for the Magical North Pole Limited: On Sale Now! Embark on a magical journey this holiday season with the North Pole Limited! Beginning July 8 at 8am, tickets are on sale for this enchanting train ride that brings the spirit of Christmas alive. The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum offers a unique and…

4th of July Week Train Rides at TVRM

Unforgettable 4th of July Train Rides The Fourth of July is here, and the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) is celebrating all week long with a series of unforgettable train rides. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply looking for a fun family activity, we have something special for everyone. Join us…

Discover Chattanooga’s Historic Train Rides

Experience the Nostalgia and Adventure of Chattanooga’s Historic Train Rides! Another great weekend to escape the heat and relax onboard a train ride! Chattanooga offers a variety of options to ride into history this weekend – from short journeys just over an hour to full day-long adventures. The Missionary Ridge Local Step back in time…

All Aboard for a Weekend of Train Rides in East Tennessee!

All Aboard for a Weekend of Train Rides! Get your “train fix” this weekend with exciting rides and relaxing journeys at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum! Whether you’re in Chattanooga or Delano, we’ve got just the ticket: This weekend, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) invites you to embark on an unforgettable journey through time…