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Historical Trains

Chug along the annals of time with the “Historical Trains” section of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum News and Update blog. Delve into tales of iconic locomotives, their storied journeys, and the pivotal role they played in shaping the Tennessee Valley’s rich railroading legacy.

Support TVRM: Keep History Rolling on Tracks

Supporting Rail Heritage: A Thank You from TVRM Your Support of TVRM Has Been Tremendous At the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM), we’ve witnessed firsthand the incredible impact of your support. Your enthusiasm and generosity have been the driving forces behind our success in preserving rail history. Without You, We Couldn’t Do What We Do

Riding the Rails of History: TVRM’s Rail Camp Summer Sessions

This year, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) was honored to host 53 enthusiastic campers during our annual Rail Camp summer program. Spanning five incredible weeks, these young rail enthusiasts had the opportunity to dive deep into the captivating world of railroad operations. Our Rail Camp provided an immersive experience for the campers, enabling them…

Unforgettable Train Adventure with Thomas at Tennessee Valley

All Aboard for a Train Adventure at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum! Are you ready for a weekend filled with train-themed excitement and fun? The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is hosting a special event that promises to be an unforgettable experience for both kids and adults alike. Get your tickets ready, because Thomas the Tank Engine…

Thanks for Joining Thomas & Percy – Come Back Soon!

A Heartfelt Thank You from Thomas & Percy’s Wonderful Train Adventure! As the tracks begin to quiet down after two incredible weekends, we want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who joined us for our Day Out With Thomas event. Seeing families, train enthusiasts, and Thomas fans come together to celebrate was truly…

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…

TVRM’s Magical Day: Trains & Transformations

TVRM Celebrates a Day of Train Rides and Timeless Memories Yesterday, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) experienced one of its most vibrant days yet. Our beloved 630 chugged along on the Local route, we embarked on the historical Chickamauga Turn trip, and capped the evening with our enchanting Dinner Train experience. Amidst these excursions,…

Unveiling the Stoker of Southern Railway 4501

Unveiling the Stoker of Southern Railway 4501 The restoration and maintenance of historical steam locomotives like the Southern Railway 4501 are filled with intriguing technical aspects, one of which is the incorporation of an auger stoker. This crucial component, designed to sit in the bed of 4501’s tender, plays an integral role in feeding coal…

The Iconic Journey of Locomotive 630 at Chattanooga

Locomotive 630: A Majestic Sight at Chattanooga’s Historic Locations Today, we’re thrilled to share a snapshot of railroad history featuring the legendary Locomotive 630. Captured on the south leg of the wye at the former Chattanooga Terminal Station, now the renowned Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel, this image is more than just a photograph – it’s…

Steam Locomotive 630’s Historic Run

The air is tinged with anticipation and the unmistakable scent of coal smoke. It’s a significant day for railroad enthusiasts and history buffs alike – Steam Locomotive 630 is alive and under its own power for the first time since November 1989. The once silent giant, dormant for decades, is now a thundering testament to…