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Explore the fascinating world of railroading at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. The museum showcases an impressive collection of locomotives, carriages, and artifacts, along with interactive exhibits that bring the history of trains to life. Engaging guides, immersive experiences, and special events cater to enthusiasts, families, and curious explorers alike. The museum also offers scenic train rides, providing a unique and educational experience that celebrates the enduring allure of the railroad.

Support TVRM’s Future: Honor George Walker’s Legacy

To Our Valued Guests and Supporters, 2023 has been a year of recovery. First, from the loss of longtime General Manager George Walker in January, then to a return of his favorite TVRM excursion, the Summerville Steam Special in October. As valued guests and supporters, you have already shown a commitment to seeing the continued…

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…

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….

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…

Help Preserve Rail History at TVRM

Support TVRM’s Journey Into 2023: A Call for Donations As the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) reflects on over six decades of preserving railway heritage, it’s clear that our journey has been one marked by perseverance and community support. Over 61 years, we’ve faced numerous challenges, but our achievements have consistently outshined our setbacks. This…

Local Railroad Historical Archives to Expand

L&N Historical Society Moves to Chattanooga: Enhancing Southern Railroad Research & Preservation The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) and the Southern Railway Historical Association (SRHA) have entered into an agreement with the L&N Historical Society (LNHS) to relocate the LNHS headquarters, archives, and company store from Bowling Green, KY to Chattanooga, TN. LNHS will occupy…

The First 55 Years

A Cherished Moment: A Tribute to Bob Soule and the TVRM Legacy I vividly recall that day in the spring of 2011 when the steam locomotive 630 made its first test run after a comprehensive restoration. Our Shop Foreman, George Walker, had coupled the vintage Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis wooden caboose behind the newly…

Highlights of the collection

Showcasing a Slice of Railroad History at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) has always championed the vision of being more than a static showcase of railroad history – we aim to be a ‘Museum that Moves’. With a diverse range of historic pieces in our collection, we offer an immersive…