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Steam Engines

Explore the majestic power of steam engines with our dedicated tag at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. The era of steam locomotion comes alive as you delve into our extensive collection, showcasing various steam engines that once thundered across the railroads.

Our steam engines tag takes you on a historical journey through the innovation, engineering, and romance of steam-powered railroading. From the iconic #4501 to the classic #630 and many others, discover the engines that played a pivotal role in shaping the transportation landscape.

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

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…

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August 18, 2023

Join Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum for its Founders Day Celebration

Celebrate with Steam Engines: Missionary Ridge Local Founders Day Event This September, we are excited to announce that we will be going back to our roots. Come join us on Saturday, September 7th, as we run the Missionary Ridge Local with double steam engines for the entire day! Here’s a breakdown of the ticket prices:…

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July 26, 2019

October’s Colorful Journey: The Summerville Steam Special

October is here, and with it, the breathtaking colors of southeastern autumn. The trees are ablaze with hues of gold, red, and orange, transforming the landscape into a vibrant tapestry. What better way to take in this natural spectacle than aboard the Summerville Steam Special? Tickets for this incredible journey are available here, and you…

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October 27, 2018

Doubleheader: #4501 & #630 Steam into Railfest 2018!

The Grand Doubleheader: Steam Stars #4501 and #630 Return to Railfest (Now, Founder’s Day) Rail enthusiasts, history buffs, and casual admirers alike, this year’s Railfest promises an experience like no other. Two of Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s most iconic locomotives, Steam Stars #4501 and #630, are slated to make a grand entry, double-heading into the…

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September 9, 2018