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Historic Steam Locomotives

Discover the breathtaking elegance and engineering marvels of Historic Steam Locomotives with our dedicated tag at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM). From the thundering might of the engines to the iconic plumes of steam, these masterpieces of industrial artistry represent an unbreakable connection to the rich history of American railroading.

Our Historic Steam Locomotives tag takes you on an unforgettable journey through time, allowing you to get up close and personal with some of the most revered steam engines ever built. Learn about the men and women who operated them, the routes they traveled, and the role they played in shaping our nation’s growth.

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is home to an extraordinary collection of restored steam locomotives. We offer hands-on experiences, guided tours, and special events that allow enthusiasts and novices alike to immerse themselves in the fascinating world of steam power.

TVRM’s 1980s Throwback: 45 Years of Locomotives 630 & 610!

A Nostalgic Ride Back to 1980 at TVRM: Celebrating 45 Years of 630 & USA 610! As dawn breaks tomorrow, visitors to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) will find themselves on a remarkable journey back in time. While every day at TVRM offers a peek into railroad history, tomorrow promises an especially nostalgic trip….

Throwback Thursday: Reliving the ’80s with Southern Railway 630 on the Missionary Ridge Local

Today for “Throwback Thursday,” Southern Railway 630 leads a TVRM Missionary Ridge Local trip out of East Chattanooga in the mid-1980s.  Though clothing styles have changed since the 80s, you can still experience the same nostalgia of historic steam and passenger equipment with the Southern 630 from 1904 leading our Missionary Ridge Local excursions this…

Embark on a Historical Journey with the Missionary Ridge Local: A Relaxing Escape Through Chattanooga’s Past Aboard the 119-Year-Old Steam Star Number 630

Need a little escape from a hectic August? We have just the ride – – – The Missionary Ridge Local – at just over an hour it is the perfect way to sit back and relax while riding into the history of the Chattanooga area. Crossing four bridges, passing through a pre-civil War era tunnel,…

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…

Steam Queen #630 gets a new Flue

A brand new flue has been installed in Steam Queen #630 as she gets ready for an August return to service. This engine passed the hydro test a few days ago and will undergo her annual FRA check before rolling along the rails at TVRM. Get your tickets now – Missionary Ridge Local Train Ride

A Thrilling Weekend of Steam at TVRM: Ride with Steam Star #630 and #4501 on the Summerville Special & Missionary Ridge Local!

Great news, steam train enthusiasts! This weekend promises to be a memorable one at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM). It’s not just a regular weekend; it’s a great weekend of steam that you’ll remember for years to come. Steam Star #630 – The Summerville Steam Special The real star of the show will be…

Historic Locomotive 4501 Returns: Join the Celebration at TVRM’s Railfest!

Breaking News! The moment railroad enthusiasts and history buffs have been waiting for is almost here. The legendary locomotive 4501 will make its public debut at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s (TVRM) Railfest on September 6 & 7, and it promises to be an unforgettable experience. 4501 will be under steam, operating at TVRM during…