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Hiwassee Loop

Take a breathtaking journey through the Hiwassee River Gorge on the famed Hiwassee Loop. This scenic train ride, offered by the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, weaves through the lush landscapes of East Tennessee, providing unparalleled views and a unique adventure. Learn about the history, enjoy the vistas, and embrace the romance of rail travel.

Historical Memorial Day Train Rides: Hiwassee & Copperhill

Experience Historical Train Journeys: The Hiwassee Loop & Copperhill Special This Memorial Day This Memorial Day, step back in time with a journey through the scenic lower Hiwassee River Gorge aboard our exclusive train rides. The Hiwassee Loop and Copperhill Special provide a unique opportunity to explore the region’s rich industrial heritage. With options for…

Memorable Train Rides This Weekend

All Aboard for a Memorable Weekend! Another great weekend for train rides is here! At the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, we’re excited to offer you plenty of opportunities for memory-making adventures: The Missionary Ridge Local Experience a journey back in time aboard the Missionary Ridge Local, featuring our 120-year-old steam engine #630. This round-trip ride…

Explore the Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad Rides!

Discover the Thrills of the Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad As the spring air turns warmer, the Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad is gearing up to open its tracks on May 3, 2024, offering adventurers and train enthusiasts the chance to explore East Tennessee’s breathtaking landscapes. This season, two unique train journeys—the Hiwassee Loop and the Copperhill…

Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad 2024 Season Opening

Discover the Past Tracks: Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad Opens for the 2024 Season The Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad is set to open its 2024 season, offering passengers a unique opportunity to explore one of Tennessee’s most picturesque and historically significant railways. As we prepare for the season kickoff on May 3, 2024, let’s delve into…

Explore the Hiwassee River Railroad

Explore the Hiwassee River Railroad As the season shifts into the warmth of late spring and early summer, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum proudly announces the return of its beloved train rides: the Copperhill Special and the Hiwassee Loop. These excursions not only provide a journey through stunning landscapes but also a ride through the…

October Train Rides at Tennessee Valley Railroad

October’s Train Adventures in Tennessee October has officially made its grand entrance, bringing with it the crisp, cool air that heralds the onset of fall. As the leaves begin to change and the world takes on a golden hue, there’s no better time to embark on a scenic train journey. And if you’re in Tennessee,…

Autumn Train Adventures: The Return to Georgia 2023

The Return to Georgia: An Autumn Adventure on the Rails 🚂🍂 As the vibrant hues of reds, oranges, and yellows paint the landscapes, there’s no better way to experience the splendor of autumn than a ride through the Tennessee Valley. And this year, we’re thrilled to announce the return of our much-anticipated train journeys. The…

4501 Rolls into Grand Junction Yard for a Spectacular Day at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

All aboard the nostalgia train! 🚂 Today marks another enchanting day at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, as the majestic 4501 enters the Grand Junction yard for its second Missionary Ridge Local of the day. This is no ordinary day, as railway aficionados and families alike are in for a treat. The beautiful steam engines,…

All Aboard the Hiwassee Loop: East Tennessee’s Railway Gem

As the weekend approaches, it’s the perfect time to discover one of East Tennessee’s most breathtaking scenic journeys: the Hiwassee Loop and/or Copperhill Special train ride. For both railway enthusiasts and those new to the world of trains, this trip promises unparalleled views, rich history, and a taste of engineering ingenuity. Journeying through the heart…

All Aboard for Labor Day Weekend in Chattanooga!

Celebrate the long weekend in style! In Chattanooga, the Missionary Ridge Local is prepped and ready to roll, showcasing the magnificent 119-year-old steam engine, #630. Join us for the Evening Ridge Runner available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, departing precisely at 7:00 pm. Allow the rhythmic chugging of the train and the scenic beauty to…