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Explore the historic partnership between Norfolk Southern and the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. Dive into the rich legacy of American railroads, enjoy train rides, and participate in special events and exhibits. Discover educational opportunities and the enduring commitment to preserving rail heritage. Ideal for rail enthusiasts, history buffs, and families seeking a unique adventure.

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,…

Remembering Gary Wayne Webb: A Life Well-Painted

Remembering Gary Wayne Webb: A Life Well-Painted Gary Wayne Webb, aged 72 and formerly of Jasper, TN, left us on December 29th, 2023, leaving behind a vibrant palette of memories painted over a lifetime of passion and dedication. A retired locomotive painter, Gary’s artistry can still be seen on the equipment at the Tennessee Valley…

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December 29, 2023

Chattanooga’s Norfolk Southern Christmas Event

Reflecting on the Joy: Chattanooga’s Christmas Celebrations with Norfolk Southern For many years TVRM has been proud to be host the annual Norfolk Southern Family Santa Train for local NS employees and their families.  Sponsored by the Local Safety and Service Committee NS guests are treated to a train ride and can visit with Santa…

Norfolk Southern Donates $100K to TVRM

Norfolk Southern’s Commitment to Railroad History with $100K Donation We are honored by the continued support from Norfolk Southern of our mission to preserve railroad heritage so the public can experience the Golden Age of Railroading. Pictured here are Stacy Mansfield, Norfolk Southern Director Community Affairs presenting TVRM President Tim Andrews with a check for…

Captivating Encounter with Norfolk Southern: Southern Railway E8 No. 6914 in Historic Meet-up

For Wednesday’s Atlanta bound NS inspection train, TVRM placed Southern Railway E8 6914, Central of Georgia combine car 390, TAG 80 and Southern Railway 50 on display at the end of the interchange track at Grand Junction.  In these two shots by Mike Ray you see the passing train and the display equipment and then…

Norfolk Southern Christmas Celebration: A Joyful Return at TVRM

The holiday season is an opportunity to come together, share joy, and appreciate each other’s company. After a pause of two years, the Chattanooga area employees of Norfolk Southern (NS) were once again able to gather at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) to celebrate their annual Christmas event. More than 400 employees and their…

In Memory of Doug Karhan: A Legacy in Steam

Doug Karhan: A Steward of Steam’s Legacy The world of steam locomotion and railway heritage has recently bid farewell to one of its unsung heroes. Doug Karhan, a venerated master mechanic of steam for Norfolk Southern from 1982 until the end of excursions in 1994, passed away on November 11, 2021. His legacy is a…

Norfolk Southern’s Office Car Special Stops at TVRM

Grand Junction Depot: Stop for Norfolk Southern’s Office Car Special At the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM), we recently had the honor of hosting the Norfolk Southern Office Car Special for the fourth time. This event marked the end of a successful inspection run from Cincinnati to Chattanooga, solidifying TVRM’s position as a key player…

Dedication to Jim McClellan at TVRM

A Tribute to Jim McClellan: TVRM’s Training and Education Center Dedication The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) stands as a testament to the rich history of railroads and the indomitable spirit of the people behind them. On Saturday, December 9, 2017, the museum added another chapter to this history by dedicating its Training and Education…