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Discover engaging articles and stories exploring the rich and fascinating history of railroads. Dive into the past and learn about key events, innovations, and personalities that shaped the world of railways.

Summerville’s Historic Railroad Turntable

The Historic Summerville Railroad Turntable: A Testament to the Golden Age of Railroads In the heart of Summerville lies a relic from a bygone era, a testament to the days when railroads were the lifeblood of commerce and travel. The Summerville Railroad Turntable, a massive 90-ton steel structure, stands as a symbol of the golden…

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October 1, 2023

Dive into the Past: Experience Centuries of Steam Power This Season.

Georgia Trips Usher in a New Season at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Today marks an exciting turn for Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum and train enthusiasts alike. As the tracks buzzed with anticipation, a breathtaking sight unfolded before us – two powerful steam locomotives, their combined age tallying up to over two centuries, commenced their majestic…

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September 17, 2023

TVRM’s Special Train Ride with Southern Highlands Attractions

A Trip Down Memory Lane with the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum This week, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) had the pleasure of hosting the Southern Highlands Attractions (SHA) group. On a crisp Tuesday morning, our esteemed guests were treated to a one-of-a-kind train ride. From Grand Junction to Polk Street, our guests experienced a…

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September 14, 2023

All Aboard for a Day of Celebration at TVRM!

TVRM: Celebrating 62 Years of Preserving Railroad Magic! It was a day marked by the gentle chug of trains, the informative hum of demonstrations, and the grandeur of a double header – all culminating in the mystique of a night photo shoot. A full day at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) brought together rail…

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September 10, 2023

A Blast from the Past: The Grandeur of 6914 and Steam Engine 610 at Grand Junction Yard

Stepping into the Grand Junction yard is like stepping back in time, especially when you’re greeted by the sight of the splendid 6914. This beauty, showcased alongside the steam engine 610, offers a mesmerizing display of railroad history. Steam engine 610 isn’t just any steam engine. This locomotive is dressed precisely as she looked when…

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September 9, 2023

TVRM’s 1980s Throwback: 45 Years of Locomotives 630 & 610!

A Nostalgic Ride Back to 1980 at TVRM: Celebrating 45 Years of 630 & USA 610! As dawn breaks tomorrow, visitors to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) will find themselves on a remarkable journey back in time. While every day at TVRM offers a peek into railroad history, tomorrow promises an especially nostalgic trip….

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September 9, 2023

Capture the Past: Exclusive Evening Photo Shoot with Vintage Locomotives on Founders Day at TVRM

As part of our September 9 Founders Day activities we are offering a special evening photo shoot with a number of our vintage equipment items. Photoshoot details: Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutesBring your best photography equipment and join us for an exclusive night photo session at our East Chattanooga location! Participants will have the…

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August 8, 2023

Rediscover the Magic of Railways with Chattanooga Grand Junction Station

Chattanooga Grand Junction Station invites adventurers of all ages to embark on an unforgettable educational journey steeped in history, nature, and the unmatched charm of train travel. We welcome school and camp groups to our beautiful Tennessee station, with a range of interactive experiences that guarantee a day full of learning and fun. Tailored Group…

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August 2, 2023

Christmas Dinner Train Sold Out! Check Social Media for Updates.

Christmas Dinner Train announcement: we are sold out at this point. Please check our social media posts for possible added Christmas Dinner train departures. Thank you so much for your support – your ticket purchases help us preserve Railroad history. Other Holiday Trips: Experience a Magical Journey with North Pole Limited Christmas Train Holiday Christmas…

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July 20, 2023

TVRM Sheds Light on the Railroad Industry at Dalewood Middle School’s Career Fair

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) was honored to participate in Dalewood Middle School’s recent career fair, showcasing the importance and intricacies of railroad museum work. Connecting the past with the present and projecting the future of railroads is vital, and we were thrilled to provide students with a glimpse into the fascinating world of…

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March 11, 2023