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Being in Select Company – TVRM Joins the SHA

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…

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October 26, 2017

The First 55 Years

I remember the day that steam locomotive 630 rolled out of the shop for test runs in the spring of 2011. Shop Foreman George Walker had the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis wooden caboose hooked up behind 630 so that employees could go for a ride behind the newly-restored steam engine. I was sitting in…

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March 26, 2017

Highlights of the collection

Since the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s beginning, the vision has always been to be a museum that moves. With a broad range of pieces in our collection, we showcase just how important railroads were to our country. TVRM 610 A 2-8-0 Consolidation-type steam locomotive built in 1952 by the Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Corporation for the U.S. Army….

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March 1, 2017