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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.

Fall’s Vibrant Colors Await on TVRM’s Hiwassee River Rail Adventure

Fall is fast approaching, and if predictions are anything to go by, this season’s colors are set to be spectacular! As the landscape transforms into a vibrant palette of reds, oranges, and golds, there’s no better way to experience the beauty of autumn than aboard the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s (TVRM) Hiwassee River Rail Adventure….

Meet Harvey Blassingame: A Living Legend of the Rails and a True Hero

Railroads are woven into the fabric of America’s history, and they have been shaped by countless individuals dedicated to their craft. Among those, a figure stands out in the world of railroading: Mr. Harvey Blassingame, a retired CSX conductor and our very own “Living Legend.” A Lifetime on the Rails Harvey’s love affair with the…

Ride the Fall Colors: Hiwassee River Gorge Train Journey

Fall Colors Aboard the Hiwassee River Gorge Train October’s arrival heralds the onset of mesmerizing fall colors, and what better way to bask in nature’s splendor than aboard a train journey through the beautiful Hiwassee River Gorge? The golden hues of autumn leaves, coupled with the serene backdrop of the gorge, promise a visual treat…

All Aboard the Copperhill Special: A Journey through History

Embarking on a Timeless Journey: The Copperhill Special Train Adventure As the wheels of history continue to turn, the TVRM Shop Crew, including Nick, Ryan, Mark, and Randy, are diligently preparing for an extraordinary experience aboard the Copperhill Special. This all-day train excursion, commencing its first trip of the year on Saturday, March 24th, offers…

Explore Hiwassee Gorge: Hiwassee Loop & Copperhill Special Trains!

Discover Tennessee’s Natural Wonders: Hiwassee Loop & Copperhill Special Train Rides Autumn in Tennessee is nothing short of magical. As the leaves change, the picturesque landscapes come to life, offering sights that remain etched in memory for a lifetime. This fall, we invite you to journey through these landscapes aboard two of our most popular…