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The practice of doubleheading, wherein two locomotives are coupled together to haul a particularly heavy train or traverse challenging terrains, has been an integral part of railroading history. On Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s News and Update blog, we delve into the unique stories, technical nuances, and breathtaking visuals associated with this powerful railway configuration. Doubleheading is more than a mere functional arrangement; it symbolizes the might, collaboration, and engineering prowess of the railroading world.

Journey with us through the annals of doubleheading, where the synchronized roar of dual locomotives evokes nostalgia and awe. From the engineering challenges to the iconic journeys, our posts tagged under ‘doubleheading’ promise to transport readers to the golden era of railroads. Whether you are an avid railfan or a curious reader, this space captures the romance and might of trains in their most formidable setup.

All Aboard for a Day of Celebration at TVRM!

TVRM: Celebrating 62 Years of Preserving Railroad Magic! It was a day marked by the gentle chug of trains, the informative hum of demonstrations, and the grandeur of a double header – all culminating in the mystique of a night photo shoot. A full day at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) brought together rail…

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,…

Smoke & Cinders (3rd Quarter 2018) – Doubleheading at TVRM

Doubleheading at TVRM If there’s anything more exciting than a train powered by a steam locomotive, it’s a train powered by two steam locomotives. Some of our most popular excursions include TVRM’s Summerville Steam Specials, when Southern 630 and 4501 are on the point. While these trips provide a lot of sensory stimulation, a more…

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September 12, 2018

Doubleheader: #4501 & #630 Steam into Railfest 2018!

The Grand Doubleheader: Steam Stars #4501 and #630 Return to Railfest (Now, Founder’s Day) Rail enthusiasts, history buffs, and casual admirers alike, this year’s Railfest promises an experience like no other. Two of Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s most iconic locomotives, Steam Stars #4501 and #630, are slated to make a grand entry, double-heading into the…