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Scenic Train Rides

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum offers a captivating tapestry of scenic train rides, letting passengers soak in the raw beauty of Tennessee’s landscapes from the unique vantage point of our vintage railcars. As the wheels clatter and the engine chugs, riders are transported through time, witnessing nature’s splendor unfold around every bend. Our scenic train rides are more than just a journey; they’re a throwback to an era when traveling was as much about the experience as it was about the destination.

Experience the Magic: Hiwassee Holiday Train Adventure

Join us for a festive journey through the beautiful East Tennessee mountains aboard the Hiwassee Holiday Train! This enchanting train ride is a perfect way to celebrate the season with your loved ones. Our hardworking elves have been extra busy this year, ensuring that every detail is just right for your holiday adventure. Tasty Treats…

Scenic Train Ride & Renaissance Festival: Summerville Magic

Renaissance Revelry at The Summerville Depot! To the joyous surprise of many, including myself, Summerville Depot had donned the robes of the Renaissance. Time seemed to warp as we stepped into a world where legends came to life, and music filled the air. Davock Walkere’s tunes, imbued with Keltic charm, set the tone. The melodies…

All Aboard the Autumn Dinner Train!

All Aboard the Autumn Dinner Train! The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is thrilled to announce the addition of special Autumn Dinner Train dates! This fall, embark on a nostalgic journey back to the Golden Age of Railroading and indulge in a delightful three-course meal while the history of Chattanooga unfolds around you. Event Details: Duration:

All Aboard the Hiwassee Loop: East Tennessee’s Railway Gem

As the weekend approaches, it’s the perfect time to discover one of East Tennessee’s most breathtaking scenic journeys: the Hiwassee Loop and/or Copperhill Special train ride. For both railway enthusiasts and those new to the world of trains, this trip promises unparalleled views, rich history, and a taste of engineering ingenuity. Journeying through the heart…

All Aboard for an Autumn Adventure: The Summerville Steam and Chickamauga Turn!

Autumn is a season of transformation. The leaves begin their magical metamorphosis, the air turns crisp, and the landscapes present a medley of vibrant colors. And what better way to witness this seasonal spectacle than aboard a classic steam train journeying through Georgia’s picturesque terrains? We’re thrilled to announce that tickets for the iconic Summerville…

Revamping “The Twins”: A Maintenance Tale on the Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad

The Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad offers a picturesque journey that is not only a treat to the eyes but a marvel of railway engineering. Among our beloved locomotives are a pair of leased engines from General American Transportation (GATX/GMTX), numbers 2004 & 2005, fondly referred to as “The Twins.” Meet “The Twins” Though they’re called…

A Colorful Journey through Hiwassee River Gorge: TVRM’s Half-Day Fall Train Ride

October has arrived, bringing with it the enchanting hues of autumn. As the leaves begin to change, there’s no better way to witness the spectacular fall colors than by embarking on a stunning half-day train ride through the Hiwassee River Gorge. This season, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) invites you to join us on…