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Smoke & Cinders (2nd Quarter 2019) – Equipment Acquisition

Equipment Acquisition The spring of 2019 has seen several items added to the TVRM rolling stock collection. Although not all are yet on the property we expect to see them over the next few months. Southern Dining Car 3307 Acquired from Amtrak through the generous contributions of several TVRM members and Southern Railway fans, the…

Smoke & Cinders (1st Quarter 2018) – It All Started with A Birthday Party

It All Started with A Birthday Party And, my wife is still mad at herself. I can’t help but laugh as I sit here and remember the details. On August 26, 2000, my wife and I were over in East Ridge shopping, and she became sick and needed to go home ASAP. On our way…

Local Railroad Historical Archives to Expand

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) and the Southern Railway Historical Association (SRHA) have entered into an agreement with the L&N Historical Society (LNHS) to relocate the LNHS headquarters, archives, and company store from Bowling Green, KY to Chattanooga, TN.  LNHS will occupy space in the existing archive facility on Turntable Dr, which is part…

Join Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum for its Founders Day Celebration

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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

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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…