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Autumn Train Adventures: The Return to Georgia 2023

The Return to Georgia: An Autumn Adventure on the Rails 🚂🍂 As the vibrant hues of reds, oranges, and yellows paint the landscapes, there’s no better way to experience the splendor of autumn than a ride through the Tennessee Valley. And this year, we’re thrilled to announce the return of our much-anticipated train journeys. The…

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September 15, 2023

TVRM’s Special Train Ride with Southern Highlands Attractions

A Trip Down Memory Lane with the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum This week, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) had the pleasure of hosting the Southern Highlands Attractions (SHA) group. On a crisp Tuesday morning, our esteemed guests were treated to a one-of-a-kind train ride. From Grand Junction to Polk Street, our guests experienced a…

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September 14, 2023

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum at Chattanooga Tourism Summit 2023

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum at Chattanooga Tourism Summit 2023 Chattanooga, the scenic city, is gearing up for the highly anticipated Chattanooga Tourism Summit 2023. As an integral part of the Chattanooga tourism landscape, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is proud to be one of the prestigious partners for this event. The summit is set to…

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September 13, 2023

All Aboard for a Day of Celebration at TVRM!

TVRM: Celebrating 62 Years of Preserving Railroad Magic! It was a day marked by the gentle chug of trains, the informative hum of demonstrations, and the grandeur of a double header – all culminating in the mystique of a night photo shoot. A full day at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) brought together rail…

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September 10, 2023

A Blast from the Past: The Grandeur of 6914 and Steam Engine 610 at Grand Junction Yard

Stepping into the Grand Junction yard is like stepping back in time, especially when you’re greeted by the sight of the splendid 6914. This beauty, showcased alongside the steam engine 610, offers a mesmerizing display of railroad history. Steam engine 610 isn’t just any steam engine. This locomotive is dressed precisely as she looked when…

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September 9, 2023

TVRM’s 1980s Throwback: 45 Years of Locomotives 630 & 610!

A Nostalgic Ride Back to 1980 at TVRM: Celebrating 45 Years of 630 & USA 610! As dawn breaks tomorrow, visitors to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) will find themselves on a remarkable journey back in time. While every day at TVRM offers a peek into railroad history, tomorrow promises an especially nostalgic trip….

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September 9, 2023

4501 Rolls into Grand Junction Yard for a Spectacular Day at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

All aboard the nostalgia train! 🚂 Today marks another enchanting day at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, as the majestic 4501 enters the Grand Junction yard for its second Missionary Ridge Local of the day. This is no ordinary day, as railway aficionados and families alike are in for a treat. The beautiful steam engines,…

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September 9, 2023

Founder’s Day Train Extravaganza: A Day of Vintage Rides & Memories 🚂🎉

Saturday, September 9: Founder’s Day is here Founder’s Day is here – with as many train options as possible – running a double schedule of the Missionary Ridge Local alternating 4501 and 630, special double headed 5pm Missionary Ridge Local, Evening Ridge Runner featuring live music and beverage upgrade, nighttime photo shoot and The Homefront…

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September 8, 2023

Final Evening Ridge Runner: Music, Steam & Cheers!

An Evening to Remember: The Final Ridge Runner of the Season As the gentle hues of twilight envelop Chattanooga on Saturday, September 9, we invite you to step aboard the final Evening Ridge Runner of the season, a journey infused with history, melody, and a touch of indulgence. Spend your evening traveling back in time…

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September 7, 2023

All Aboard the Hiwassee Loop: East Tennessee’s Railway Gem

As the weekend approaches, it’s the perfect time to discover one of East Tennessee’s most breathtaking scenic journeys: the Hiwassee Loop and/or Copperhill Special train ride. For both railway enthusiasts and those new to the world of trains, this trip promises unparalleled views, rich history, and a taste of engineering ingenuity. Journeying through the heart…

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September 6, 2023

History & Might: The Story of Southern Railway Wreck Crane No. 903008

Journey Through Time: The Legacy of Southern Railway Wreck Crane No. 903008 In the heart of our workshop, history reverberates as we service our iconic Southern Railway wreck crane, No. 903008. A Storied History Constructed in 1917 by the renowned Bucyrus Company, this crane has seen a century’s worth of rail history. Originally believed to…

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September 4, 2023

Last Call for the Evening Ridge Runner Rides This Season!

As the sun casts its golden hue over the horizon and the cool evening breeze sweeps in, there’s no better way to embrace the beauty of a Chattanooga sunset than aboard the Evening Ridge Runner. This year has been a whirlwind of excitement and adventures for everyone who’s hopped aboard, and as the season draws…

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September 2, 2023