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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…

Copperhill Special: Scenic Train Ride

Discover the Copperhill Special: A Journey Through the Beautiful lower Hiwassee River Gorge The Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad invites you to discover the Copperhill Special, an 8-hour excursion that combines scenic beauty with a leisurely layover in the charming town of Copperhill. This ride is perfect for those looking to explore unique shops, enjoy local…

Southern Railway 630: A Highlight of TVRM’s Rail Camp

TVRM’s Rail Camp is a unique experience for young railroad enthusiasts, offering hands-on activities and a deep dive into the world of trains. This summer, our campers had the exceptional opportunity to ride and learn about the historic Southern Railway 630. The Southern Railway 630 is a steam locomotive that dates back to the early…

Enjoy Father’s Day with one of Tennessee Valley Railroad’s Train Rides!

With summer in full swing, there’s no better way to escape the heat and create lasting memories than on one of our train rides. Whether you’re in Chattanooga or Delano, TN, we have a ride for everyone. Overview: At the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, we pride ourselves on preserving the rich history of rail travel….

All Aboard! July 27 and August 24 Just Added to the Summerville Steam Special 2024 Schedule

All Aboard! New Dates Added for the Summerville Steam Special in 2024 We’re thrilled to announce that the Summerville Steam Special has added two new dates to its 2024 schedule! Join us on July 27th and August 24th for an unforgettable journey through the picturesque foothills of North Georgia from Chattanooga, TN to Summerville, GA….

A Sunday Escape: Discover the Charm of the Homefront Tea Room and a ride on Missionary Ridge Local

Experience the Charm of Homefront Tea Room and a ride on the Missionary Ridge Local Looking for a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon? The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum offers an enchanting escape that combines the elegance of a traditional high tea with the relaxing experience of riding a train. Begin your journey at…

When History Comes Full Circle: Honoring the Legacy of William James ‘Papa Lee’ Lee

When History Comes Full Circle: Honoring the Legacy of William James ‘Papa Lee’ Lee At the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, we cherish moments when history comes alive in the most personal ways. Recently, we had the honor of hosting Nicholas, Liz, and Nolan—descendants of William James ‘Papa Lee’ Lee, a revered engineer of the famous…

NS Days June 8: Engines 4501 and 630 Featured on the Missionary Ridge Local

Steam Engines 4501 and 630 Enjoyed by Norfolk Southern Guests At the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, history came to life with the presence of Steam Engines 4501 and 630, offering a double dose of steam-powered excitement. June 8, we hosted special guests from Norfolk Southern and their families, both locomotives worked hard on the Missionary…

NS Days celebrated June 8 at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

NS Days June 8, 2024 Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum was honored to host Norfolk Southern Employess and their families on Saturday, June 8. Guests traveled from all around the region to come spend the day with us. We showcased two of our iconic steam engines during the day – 4501 and 630.  Steam Engine 630,…

Preserving the Legacy of 100-Year-Old Steam Engines

Preserving the Legacy of 100-Year-Old Steam Engines At the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM), our mission to preserve and celebrate the rich history of railroading is exemplified by our two iconic steam engines, each over 100 years old. These engineering marvels, dating back to the early 1900s, are more than just machines; they are living…

The Legacy of Steam Engine 4501 at TVRM

The Legacy of Steam Engine 4501 at TVRM This June 6, 2024, marks a significant anniversary in the world of railroading. It’s been 60 years since Steam Engine 4501 was transferred to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) from the Kentucky & Tennessee Railway. This event was the beginning of a new chapter for the…