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Dive into the past with the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s Community Support section, your authoritative source for the latest news and updates. Each post is a window to the soul of railroading heritage, covering recent advancements in historical preservation and upcoming events that bring history to life. We’re committed to safeguarding the narrative of America’s railways, offering educational insights into the museum’s prized collections and the technological evolution of the industry. Join a community of enthusiasts and families alike in experiencing the enduring impact of railroads on our society through meticulously documented stories and updates.

Support TVRM’s Future: Honor George Walker’s Legacy

To Our Valued Guests and Supporters, 2023 has been a year of recovery. First, from the loss of longtime General Manager George Walker in January, then to a return of his favorite TVRM excursion, the Summerville Steam Special in October. As valued guests and supporters, you have already shown a commitment to seeing the continued…

Norfolk Southern Donates $100K to TVRM

Norfolk Southern’s Commitment to Railroad History with $100K Donation We are honored by the continued support from Norfolk Southern of our mission to preserve railroad heritage so the public can experience the Golden Age of Railroading. Pictured here are Stacy Mansfield, Norfolk Southern Director Community Affairs presenting TVRM President Tim Andrews with a check for…

Support TVRM: Keep History Rolling on Tracks

Supporting Rail Heritage: A Thank You from TVRM Your Support of TVRM Has Been Tremendous At the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM), we’ve witnessed firsthand the incredible impact of your support. Your enthusiasm and generosity have been the driving forces behind our success in preserving rail history. Without You, We Couldn’t Do What We Do

Thanksgiving Wishes from Our Family – Preserving History

Celebrating Thanksgiving: A Heartfelt Message from Our Family Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. Wishing everyone a wonderful day. As we gather with our loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving, we want to extend our warmest wishes to each of you. This special day is not only a time for feasting and fun but also…

A Stellar Day at the Hiwassee Blueway Rail to River Fundraising Event

We had a great time hosting Hiwassee Blueway Rail to River fundraising event today. Awesome turnout with lots of fun guests. Thanks to everyone who came out and contributed to this fundraiser!

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum: Envisioning the Future

Planning for the Future: Celebrating 60 Years and Beyond at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Table of Contents Introduction Six Decades of Railroad Heritage Envisioning the Next 60 Years Expanding Educational Outreach Facility Improvements and Expansion How You Can Contribute Conclusion Introduction As we mark the 60th anniversary of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM),…

Navigating 2020: Challenges, Changes, and Resilience at TVRM

Navigating 2020: Challenges, Changes, and Resilience at TVRM To our valued members, annual pass holders, and steadfast supporters, Reflecting on the journey from the close of 2019 to the end of 2020, it’s undeniable that the Coronavirus Pandemic has cast a long shadow. However, amidst the challenges, TVRM’s story is one of resilience, adaptability, and…

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November 3, 2020

A Historic Return: TVRM Welcomes Office Car No. 21 After 42 Years

A Historic Return: TVRM Welcomes Office Car No. 21 After 42 Years The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) is a place where history comes alive, where every rail car has a story to tell, and where memories of a bygone era are preserved for future generations. This week, we are thrilled to announce the return…

Support TVRM This Giving Tuesday!

Join Us This Giving Tuesday to Preserve Railroad Heritage Today marks a global day of generosity, #GivingTuesday, a time when communities around the world come together in the spirit of giving. The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) is proud to take part in this movement, with a focused mission to preserve railroad heritage and increase…

Remembering Gabriel ‘Tater’ Singleton’s TVRM Wish Journey

A Journey of Joy: Remembering Gabriel “Tater” Singleton at TVRM A few weeks ago, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) had the profound honor of hosting a very special guest, Gabriel “Tater” Singleton. Gabriel’s dream, facilitated by Make A Wish, was to ride a train and spend a day at TVRM. This dream turned into…

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August 1, 2016