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Historic Train Rides

Delve deep into the rich history of railroading with our Historic Train Rides tag. The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s News and Update blog transports you back in time, showcasing posts on vintage locomotives, age-old tracks, and the stories that defined rail travel. Each article is a ticket to the past, making history come alive.

Summeville Steam Special: Chattanooga to Summerville

Iconic Summerville Steam Special is back! On a balmy September Saturday in Summerville, the town’s signature Cook-Off brought together chili specialists with an array of autumn flavors. As residents served up their chili and stews, the town morphed into a festive fall haven. Amidst the vibrant atmosphere, the awaited highlight was the grand arrival of…

Tea Time Memories at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum: A Five-Star Experience

Hello Kim, Bev, Joan, Dianne, and Karla! We were thrilled to host your recent visit to our Homefront Tea Room at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. Thank you so much for spending your afternoon with us, indulging in our exquisite tea selection, and savoring the delicacies we’ve specially crafted for our guests. Your five-star review…

Melvin Turner’s 100th Year Honored at TVRM

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) recently had the honor of hosting a remarkable guest, Melvin Turner, a World War II veteran who celebrated his 100th birthday this March. Mr. Turner’s visit was not just a ride on the Missionary Ridge Local but a journey through history, commemorating both his centennial milestone and his invaluable…