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Copperhill Special

The Copperhill Special, departing from the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, is a scenic railway adventure that pays homage to the Southern Appalachians’ rich history, especially the copper mining era. Passengers are taken on a mesmerizing journey through winding mountain passages, lush forests, and along the Hiwassee River, offering views that change with the seasons. The train’s path includes the historical copper mining town of Copperhill and the engineering marvel that is the Hiwassee Loop.

Whether a train enthusiast, a history buff, or a lover of natural beauty, the Copperhill Special offers a unique and unforgettable experience. Connecting passengers with the industrial past and vibrant natural landscapes of Tennessee, it’s not merely a train ride, but an enlightening exploration of a lesser-known facet of the region’s heritage. Booking a ticket means becoming part of an incredible adventure that celebrates Tennessee’s rich cultural tapestry.

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….

Historical Memorial Day Train Rides: Hiwassee & Copperhill

Experience Historical Train Journeys: The Hiwassee Loop & Copperhill Special This Memorial Day This Memorial Day, step back in time with a journey through the scenic lower Hiwassee River Gorge aboard our exclusive train rides. The Hiwassee Loop and Copperhill Special provide a unique opportunity to explore the region’s rich industrial heritage. With options for…

Take a beautiful ride on the Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad for a unique train journey in East Tennessee.

Ride the Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad for a One of the Most Beautiful Train Rides in East Tennessee This train ride takes you on the historic Hook & Eye Loop where you will experience one of the few train journeys in North America that circles over itself while climbing Bald Mountain! Choose Your Journey: The…

Memorable Train Rides This Weekend

All Aboard for a Memorable Weekend! Another great weekend for train rides is here! At the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, we’re excited to offer you plenty of opportunities for memory-making adventures: The Missionary Ridge Local Experience a journey back in time aboard the Missionary Ridge Local, featuring our 120-year-old steam engine #630. This round-trip ride…

Explore the Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad Rides!

Discover the Thrills of the Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad As the spring air turns warmer, the Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad is gearing up to open its tracks on May 3, 2024, offering adventurers and train enthusiasts the chance to explore East Tennessee’s breathtaking landscapes. This season, two unique train journeys—the Hiwassee Loop and the Copperhill…

Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad 2024 Season Opening

Discover the Past Tracks: Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad Opens for the 2024 Season The Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad is set to open its 2024 season, offering passengers a unique opportunity to explore one of Tennessee’s most picturesque and historically significant railways. As we prepare for the season kickoff on May 3, 2024, let’s delve into…

Explore the Hiwassee River Railroad

Explore the Hiwassee River Railroad As the season shifts into the warmth of late spring and early summer, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum proudly announces the return of its beloved train rides: the Copperhill Special and the Hiwassee Loop. These excursions not only provide a journey through stunning landscapes but also a ride through the…

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,…

All Aboard for Labor Day Weekend in Chattanooga!

Celebrate the long weekend in style! In Chattanooga, the Missionary Ridge Local is prepped and ready to roll, showcasing the magnificent 119-year-old steam engine, #630. Join us for the Evening Ridge Runner available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, departing precisely at 7:00 pm. Allow the rhythmic chugging of the train and the scenic beauty to…

Ride, Relax, Revel: The Hiwassee River Train Experience

Discover the Majestic Hiwassee River Gorge Aboard TVRM’s Scenic Railroad Are you craving a scenic escape, an adventure that sweeps you away from the humdrum of everyday life? The Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad offers an unparalleled journey through the breathtaking Hiwassee River Gorge, ensuring every moment is captured in picturesque beauty. Choose from two fantastic…