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Journey through the powerful world of steam locomotives at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. From their majestic presence to the mechanics that drive them, explore all things steam-powered.

Memorial Day Train Rides on Steam Star #630

Memorial Day Train Rides on Steam Star #630 This Memorial Day weekend, immerse yourself in the rich history of Chattanooga with a ride on the historic Steam Star #630. The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) invites you to join us for a memorable journey on the Missionary Ridge Local, offering a unique blend of historical…

Special Guests at Missionary Ridge Local: The Corvair Club!

Special Guests at Missionary Ridge Local: The Corvair Club! On Sunday, May 19th, TVRM hosted The Corvair Club! This unique gathering took place at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, providing a fantastic opportunity for car enthusiasts and train lovers alike to come together and celebrate their passions. A Journey into the Heart of Railroading History

Experience History on the Missionary Ridge Local

Embark on a Timeless Train Journey This Weekend at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum This weekend, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum offers more than just a train ride—it provides a gateway into the rich tapestry of railroading history. As we gear up for a picturesque weekend, the iconic 120-year-old steam locomotive #630 will take center…

Experience a Unique Evening Train Ride – March 30th, 8:00 pm

Embark on a Historic Evening Train Ride aboard Steam Engine 630 As spring unfolds, there’s no more authentic way to celebrate than by stepping aboard a historic train journey. On Saturday, March 30, at 8 pm, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum presents a unique evening experience with the Missionary Ridge Local, powered by the venerable…

Throwback Thursday – Unique Steam Locomotive Restoration at TVRM

Throwback Thursday: A Unique Restoration at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum In the world of steam locomotive restoration, there are tasks that are routine and then there are those that are truly exceptional. Today, for our Throwback Thursday feature, we’re diving deep into a remarkable restoration journey that isn’t undertaken every day: the complete renewal of…

All Aboard for Labor Day Weekend in Chattanooga!

Celebrate the long weekend in style! In Chattanooga, the Missionary Ridge Local is prepped and ready to roll, showcasing the magnificent 119-year-old steam engine, #630. Join us for the Evening Ridge Runner available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, departing precisely at 7:00 pm. Allow the rhythmic chugging of the train and the scenic beauty to…

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…

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,…

Cool Off This Weekend with a Unique Steam Train Experience and Custom Ice Cream Flavors!

The mercury’s set to soar this weekend, but don’t let that deter you from planning an exciting day out! We’ve got just the right antidote to the heat – a deliciously cool treat paired with an unforgettable train journey. Specialty Ice Cream Flavors aboard the Missionary Ridge Local Taking a cue from the old-world charm…

Throwback Thursday: Reliving the ’80s with Southern Railway 630 on the Missionary Ridge Local

Today for “Throwback Thursday,” Southern Railway 630 leads a TVRM Missionary Ridge Local trip out of East Chattanooga in the mid-1980s.  Though clothing styles have changed since the 80s, you can still experience the same nostalgia of historic steam and passenger equipment with the Southern 630 from 1904 leading our Missionary Ridge Local excursions this…