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Historic Train Ride

All aboard for a trip back in time with the Historic Train Rides at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. This section offers the latest news and updates about our immersive journeys that recreate the golden age of railroading. Join us to experience the nostalgia and wonder of historic rail travel.

A Sunday Escape: Discover the Charm of the Homefront Tea Room and a ride on Missionary Ridge Local

Experience the Charm of Homefront Tea Room and a ride on the Missionary Ridge Local Looking for a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon? The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum offers an enchanting escape that combines the elegance of a traditional high tea with the relaxing experience of riding a train. Begin your journey at…

Chickamauga Turn’s Trip to Down Home Days Festival

Chickamauga Turn’s Trip to Down Home Days Festival On a memorable day, passengers boarded the Chickamauga Turn for an unforgettable journey to the historic Civil War town of Chickamauga, Georgia, via the former Central of Georgia Railroad. This six-hour train ride offered a unique blend of scenic beauty, historical exploration, and local festivities, making it…

Celebrate Golden Spike Day at TVRM | Mother’s Day Weekend Fun

Celebrate the 155th Golden Spike Day at TVRM Today at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, we honor the 155th Golden Spike Day with our version of the famous photograph by A.J. Russell. The golden spike is the ceremonial, 17.6-karat gold, final spike driven by Leland Stanford to join the rails of the first transcontinental railroad…

Take a beautiful ride on the Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad for a unique train journey in East Tennessee.

Ride the Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad for a One of the Most Beautiful Train Rides in East Tennessee This train ride takes you on the historic Hook & Eye Loop where you will experience one of the few train journeys in North America that circles over itself while climbing Bald Mountain! Choose Your Journey: The…

Celebrate Special Days with the Chickamauga Turn

Celebrate Special Days with the Chickamauga Turn At the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, we love it when guests celebrate their special days with us! Recently, the crew of the Chickamauga Turn had the pleasure of hosting a couple celebrating their 40th anniversary. Their joyous occasion made the ride to and from Chickamauga extra special. Ride…

Experience History on the Missionary Ridge Local

Embark on a Timeless Train Journey This Weekend at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum This weekend, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum offers more than just a train ride—it provides a gateway into the rich tapestry of railroading history. As we gear up for a picturesque weekend, the iconic 120-year-old steam locomotive #630 will take center…

Chickamauga Turn: Historic Train Ride on Oct 29th

All Aboard for a Historic Journey to Chickamauga! Don’t Miss the Next Adventure! If you’ve ever dreamt of journeying back in time, then you’re in for a treat. Announcing our next train ride to the picturesque town of Chickamauga, Georgia. Hosted by the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, this is an experience you won’t want to…

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…

Holiday Christmas Lights Train Tickets on Sale Now!

Holiday Christmas Lights Train The Holiday Lights Train Ride is a festive way to enjoy the holiday season after Christmas. The train ride takes you through a variety of light displays, from twinkling snowflakes to towering Christmas trees. Be sure to add on the “dessert box” to sweeten your ride. The Holiday Lights Train Ride…

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…