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Missionary Ridge Local

The Missionary Ridge Local tag at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum highlights one of the most popular and historically significant train rides offered by the museum. This scenic route takes passengers on a nostalgic journey through the Missionary Ridge Tunnel, constructed in 1858, and showcases the industrial heritage of the Tennessee Valley region. The blog posts under this tag provide insights into the history of the route, the restoration of the trains that traverse it, and the unique experiences available to visitors, such as themed excursions and educational tours. Whether you’re a train enthusiast, a history buff, or simply curious about local attractions, the Missionary Ridge Local at TVRM offers an engaging and enriching experience. Explore the posts to learn more about this remarkable railway adventure.

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…

NS Days June 8: Engines 4501 and 630 Featured on the Missionary Ridge Local

Steam Engines 4501 and 630 Enjoyed by Norfolk Southern Guests At the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, history came to life with the presence of Steam Engines 4501 and 630, offering a double dose of steam-powered excitement. June 8, we hosted special guests from Norfolk Southern and their families, both locomotives worked hard on the Missionary…

NS Days celebrated June 8 at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

NS Days June 8, 2024 Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum was honored to host Norfolk Southern Employess and their families on Saturday, June 8. Guests traveled from all around the region to come spend the day with us. We showcased two of our iconic steam engines during the day – 4501 and 630.  Steam Engine 630,…

The Legacy of Steam Engine 4501 at TVRM

The Legacy of Steam Engine 4501 at TVRM This June 6, 2024, marks a significant anniversary in the world of railroading. It’s been 60 years since Steam Engine 4501 was transferred to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) from the Kentucky & Tennessee Railway. This event was the beginning of a new chapter for the…

Celebrate 2024 with Evening Ridge Runner Train Rides!

Celebrate the 2024 Evening Ridge Runner Train Rides! May 31 marks the start of the 2024 Evening Ridge Runner season, and we’re excited to invite you to join us every Friday and Saturday evening through mid-September for an unforgettable ride on the Missionary Ridge Local. These rides, departing at 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM, offer…

Special Guests at Missionary Ridge Local: The Corvair Club!

Special Guests at Missionary Ridge Local: The Corvair Club! On Sunday, May 19th, TVRM hosted The Corvair Club! This unique gathering took place at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, providing a fantastic opportunity for car enthusiasts and train lovers alike to come together and celebrate their passions. A Journey into the Heart of Railroading History

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…

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…

Ride History on the Missionary Ridge Local!

A Journey Through Time: Steam Engine 630’s Historic Ride on the Missionary Ridge Local If you’re a fan of railroads or history, or simply looking for an unforgettable family outing, the Missionary Ridge Local offers a remarkable experience. Today, the venerable steam engine 630, a remarkable artifact that has been chugging along for 120 years,…

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…