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The Chattanooga tag on the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum News and Update blog is your authoritative source for all things related to Chattanooga’s rich railroad history and current railway developments. This section of our blog offers an extensive and deep understanding of Chattanooga’s historical and contemporary railway scene. It encompasses a wide array of topics, from detailed explorations of historic train routes and stations to updates on modern rail transportation initiatives in the city. Our content is meticulously researched and written by experts, ensuring the highest standards of accuracy and trustworthiness. It aims to educate and inform enthusiasts, historians, and the general public about the significant role Chattanooga plays in the realm of railroading, its contributions to regional and national railway networks, and its ongoing evolution in the world of transportation.

Ride with Steam Queen #4501: Summerville Steam Special!

Summerville Steam Special: Travel the Tracks with Steam Queen #4501 All aboard the Summerville Steam Special! Join us on a nostalgic journey powered by the iconic steam queen #4501, the very engine that “started it all” for TVRM. This isn’t just any rail journey; it’s an opportunity to be part of a legacy that once…

October Train Rides at Tennessee Valley Railroad

October’s Train Adventures in Tennessee October has officially made its grand entrance, bringing with it the crisp, cool air that heralds the onset of fall. As the leaves begin to change and the world takes on a golden hue, there’s no better time to embark on a scenic train journey. And if you’re in Tennessee,…

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,…

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…

Cool Off This Weekend with a Unique Steam Train Experience and Custom Ice Cream Flavors!

The mercury’s set to soar this weekend, but don’t let that deter you from planning an exciting day out! We’ve got just the right antidote to the heat – a deliciously cool treat paired with an unforgettable train journey. Specialty Ice Cream Flavors aboard the Missionary Ridge Local Taking a cue from the old-world charm…

A Vintage Diesel Weekend at TVRM – Ride with History!

August 19 and 20 will be a special weekend at TVRM: Vintage Diesel weekend on the Missionary Ridge Local! Saturday will feature Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia Railway No. 80 and Sunday will feature Southern Railway No. 5000. It’s a great time to ride a train. Be sure to ask at the station about upgrading to…

Embark on a Historical Journey with the Missionary Ridge Local: A Relaxing Escape Through Chattanooga’s Past Aboard the 119-Year-Old Steam Star Number 630

Need a little escape from a hectic August? We have just the ride – – – The Missionary Ridge Local – at just over an hour it is the perfect way to sit back and relax while riding into the history of the Chattanooga area. Crossing four bridges, passing through a pre-civil War era tunnel,…

Experience End-of-Summer Magic at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum!

As the sun sets on the final days of summer, immerse yourself in the enchanting world of trains at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) in Chattanooga, TN. With a rich railway heritage dating back to the 1850s, TVRM offers a unique blend of history, adventure, and scenic beauty, making it the perfect destination to…

Embark on a Vintage Adventure: July’s Classic Train Ride with the Historic 4501 Steam Engine at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

No better way to round out July than with a classic Chattanooga train ride! The Missionary Ridge Local will feature 112-year old steam star number 4501. This engine has lived a storied life and is living the best life here at TVRM – bringing an authentic train ride to life for each and every visitor….

Unveiling the 2023 Summer Spectacle: Evening Ridge Runner

We’re thrilled to announce the exciting new addition to our summer season roster for 2023 – the enchanting Evening Ridge Runner. Experience Chattanooga like never before, under the serene embrace of the evening sky. This magical journey offers departures on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm and 9:15pm, starting from May 26th and running through August…