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Evening Ridge Runner

The Evening Ridge Runner tag at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) opens the door to a captivating twilight adventure through the landscapes of the Tennessee Valley. This unique train ride, offered during the evenings, offers passengers a chance to witness the transition from daylight to dusk while enjoying the beauty of the region. The blog posts under this tag provide insights into the enchanting experience of the Evening Ridge Runner, including details about the route, onboard amenities, and the mesmerizing views that unfold as the sun sets.

4th of July Week Train Rides at TVRM

Unforgettable 4th of July Train Rides The Fourth of July is here, and the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) is celebrating all week long with a series of unforgettable train rides. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply looking for a fun family activity, we have something special for everyone. Join us…

Discover Chattanooga’s Historic Train Rides

Experience the Nostalgia and Adventure of Chattanooga’s Historic Train Rides! Another great weekend to escape the heat and relax onboard a train ride! Chattanooga offers a variety of options to ride into history this weekend – from short journeys just over an hour to full day-long adventures. The Missionary Ridge Local Step back in time…

All Aboard for a Weekend of Train Rides in East Tennessee!

All Aboard for a Weekend of Train Rides! Get your “train fix” this weekend with exciting rides and relaxing journeys at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum! Whether you’re in Chattanooga or Delano, we’ve got just the ticket: This weekend, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) invites you to embark on an unforgettable journey through time…

Celebrate 2024 with Evening Ridge Runner Train Rides!

Celebrate the 2024 Evening Ridge Runner Train Rides! May 31 marks the start of the 2024 Evening Ridge Runner season, and we’re excited to invite you to join us every Friday and Saturday evening through mid-September for an unforgettable ride on the Missionary Ridge Local. These rides, departing at 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM, offer…

Final Evening Ridge Runner: Music, Steam & Cheers!

An Evening to Remember: The Final Ridge Runner of the Season As the gentle hues of twilight envelop Chattanooga on Saturday, September 9, we invite you to step aboard the final Evening Ridge Runner of the season, a journey infused with history, melody, and a touch of indulgence. Spend your evening traveling back in time…

Last Call for the Evening Ridge Runner Rides This Season!

As the sun casts its golden hue over the horizon and the cool evening breeze sweeps in, there’s no better way to embrace the beauty of a Chattanooga sunset than aboard the Evening Ridge Runner. This year has been a whirlwind of excitement and adventures for everyone who’s hopped aboard, and as the season draws…

Throwback Thursday: Iconic Locomotive 4501 to Ride Again with Historically Sourced Tender: Discover the Story Behind the Engine

Many visitors are familiar with the museum’s flagship locomotive 4501, and although it continues in operation at TVRM much as it did in the 1930s, the tender behind it was not always behind 4501. This ‘new’ tender was sourced to carry additional coal and water, in the Southern excursion era, after it was discovered on…

Steam Star #630 Joins the Evening Ridge Runner: An Exciting Update from Soule Shops

Big news from the crew at Soule Shops- steam star #630 will roll into service tonight on the Evening Ridge Runner! We are so excited to have this beautiful 119 year old steam engine running and she will be leading the way on the Missionary Ridge Local all weekend. Be sure to ask the station…

Experience End-of-Summer Magic at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum!

As the sun sets on the final days of summer, immerse yourself in the enchanting world of trains at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) in Chattanooga, TN. With a rich railway heritage dating back to the 1850s, TVRM offers a unique blend of history, adventure, and scenic beauty, making it the perfect destination to…

Unveiling the 2023 Summer Spectacle: Evening Ridge Runner

We’re thrilled to announce the exciting new addition to our summer season roster for 2023 – the enchanting Evening Ridge Runner. Experience Chattanooga like never before, under the serene embrace of the evening sky. This magical journey offers departures on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm and 9:15pm, starting from May 26th and running through August…