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Dive into the sumptuous world of the “Dining Car” on the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum News and Update blog. These articles celebrate the art of train dining, capturing the elegance, history, and gastronomic adventures that these rolling restaurants brought to the rail travel experience.

All Aboard the Autumn Dinner Train!

All Aboard the Autumn Dinner Train! The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is thrilled to announce the addition of special Autumn Dinner Train dates! This fall, embark on a nostalgic journey back to the Golden Age of Railroading and indulge in a delightful three-course meal while the history of Chattanooga unfolds around you. Event Details: Duration:

Rebirth of a Railway Icon: The Spectacular Refurbishment of the Grand Trunk Western Dining Car ‘Silver Lake’ at Soule Shops

Soule Shops Completes Major Refurbishment of Grand Trunk Western Dining Car The renowned Soule Shops has successfully completed another significant refurbishment, this time focusing on the Grand Trunk Western dining car, numbered 899 and named the “Silver Lake”. The recent photos showcase the impressive upgrades made to the car, including: A custom 3-compartment sink A…

Revitalizing Rail History: TVRM’s Transformation of Dining Car #899 Bolstered by John Emery Rail Heritage Trust Grant

TVRM Gratefully Acknowledges John Emery Rail Heritage Trust Grant We are deeply appreciative to have been awarded a grant of $20,000 from the John Emery Rail Heritage Trust. Notably, half of this grant, amounting to $10,000, was received in mid-2022. This generous funding is instrumental in facilitating numerous enhancements to the dining car #899, known…

From 1954 to Now: The Revival of Grand Trunk’s Dining Car 899

Revitalizing Railway History: The Restoration of Dining Car 899, “Silver Lake” Nestled within the heart of our advanced restoration and repair facility in East Chattanooga lies a magnificent emblem of history – Dining Car 899, fondly known as the “Silver Lake.” Constructed in 1954 by the renowned Pullman-Standard, this dining car was initially a proud…

A Unique Excursion with Fine Dining

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is a great place to learn about the history of the railroad. The museum has a collection of locomotives and cars that visitors can explore. Dinner Trains operating Fridays and Saturdays through June Click date to purchase tickets: March: 26, 27 April: 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24,…

New Dates for the Wine Train: August 8th and 16th.

Experience the Charm of Vintage Luxury: New Dates Added for Golden Slope Wine Train Excursions We’re thrilled to announce the addition of two new dates for the much-anticipated Wine Train: August 8th and 16th! Secure your tickets now at Here’s what you need to know about the dining options: Main Dining Car Housing tables…

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July 29, 2019

Speciality Trains Spotlight: TVRM’s Unique Rail Experiences

Welcome to the final day of our TVRM Crew Review, where we shine the spotlight on the teams responsible for operating our speciality trains: the Dining Car staff and the Hiwassee River Rail team in Etowah. These excursions are more than just journeys; they are immersive experiences that blend history, culture, and unparalleled service. The…