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Railroad Preservation

This tag can be used to categorize and identify content related to the museum’s efforts, projects, and activities in preserving the history, artifacts, and traditions of railroading. It might include posts about the restoration of vintage locomotives, the conservation of historical documents, the renovation of old train stations, and educational initiatives to keep the legacy of the railroad alive.

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,…

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…

Reviving a Railroad Treasure: The Journey of C&O 1877

Celebrating the Historic Comeback of C&O 1877 When I first laid eyes on #C&O1877, it was hard to imagine that a day like today would ever arrive. Witnessing the transformation of this historic railcar has been nothing short of miraculous. The owner, filled with pride, watched as the once-forgotten car was ready for operation after…

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….

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

All aboard the nostalgia train! đźš‚ 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,…

Ride, Relax, Revel: The Hiwassee River Train Experience

Discover the Majestic Hiwassee River Gorge Aboard TVRM’s Scenic Railroad Are you craving a scenic escape, an adventure that sweeps you away from the humdrum of everyday life? The Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad offers an unparalleled journey through the breathtaking Hiwassee River Gorge, ensuring every moment is captured in picturesque beauty. Choose from two fantastic…

Chickamauga Turn and Summerville Steam: The Beloved Georgia Excursions are Back!

Chickamauga Turn and Summerville Steam returns! TVRM is pleased to announce we will begin operating our Georgia Excursions beginning September 16. Tickets will be on sale soon – check back here for that announcement. Summerville Steam Dates: September 16 Double Header featuring 4501 and 630 4501 will be featured on: Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14,…

Founder’s Day – September 9, 2023

Come out and join us as we celebrate 62+ years of railroad preservation! Special Events throughout the day: Special Photo Exhibit in the lobby of Grand Junction Depot: “Steam in the Valley, TVRM’s Early Years” by John Coniglio On the grounds “history interpretation” will represent Military encampment and demonstrations. Also on display – a few…

F7A Locomotive 576: New Batteries and Bulbs Mark Step Towards Return

Last week, new batteries were installed in F7A locomotive 576, and the engine had all accessible light bulbs replaced. As a result, another major step in the locomotive’s return to service was accomplished. Once returned to service, the 576 will dethrone the 710 as the oldest operating diesel locomotive in our collection, as it was…

Riding the Rails of History: TVRM’s Rail Camp Summer Sessions

This year, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) was honored to host 53 enthusiastic campers during our annual Rail Camp summer program. Spanning five incredible weeks, these young rail enthusiasts had the opportunity to dive deep into the captivating world of railroad operations. Our Rail Camp provided an immersive experience for the campers, enabling them…