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Summerville Steam Special

The Summerville Steam Special is more than just a train ride; it’s a nostalgic journey into the past, celebrating the grandeur of vintage railroading. This tag is home to articles, features, and updates related to the Summerville Steam Special, one of the most beloved tourist attractions in the region.

Whether it’s the powerful hiss of steam or the mesmerizing chug of the locomotive, the Summerville Steam Special evokes a sense of wonder and appreciation for a bygone era. Experience the comfort of meticulously restored passenger cars, enjoy the landscapes, and immerse yourself in the history of rail travel.

Summerville’s Historic Railroad Turntable

The Historic Summerville Railroad Turntable: A Testament to the Golden Age of Railroads In the heart of Summerville lies a relic from a bygone era, a testament to the days when railroads were the lifeblood of commerce and travel. The Summerville Railroad Turntable, a massive 90-ton steel structure, stands as a symbol of the golden…

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October 1, 2023

Summeville Steam Special: Chattanooga to Summerville

Iconic Summerville Steam Special is back! On a balmy September Saturday in Summerville, the town’s signature Cook-Off brought together chili specialists with an array of autumn flavors. As residents served up their chili and stews, the town morphed into a festive fall haven. Amidst the vibrant atmosphere, the awaited highlight was the grand arrival of…

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September 18, 2023

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,…

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August 28, 2023

Rare Steam Experience with 4501 as L&N 1593: Join the Summerville Steam Special This Weekend!

Back by popular demand, this weekend the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) presents a one-of-a-kind experience for steam enthusiasts and history buffs alike. The Summerville Steam Special is offering a rare steam in the valley experience, allowing passengers to journey back in time. 4501 Dressed as L&N 1593 – A Historical Tribute Loyal fans of…

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September 24, 2019

Experience the History of Railroads with TVRM: A Weekend of Steam and Diesel Adventures

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) is proud to announce an extraordinary opportunity for train enthusiasts, history buffs, and families looking for a unique weekend adventure. Join us for a thrilling experience featuring Steam stars #4501 and #630, and Diesel 710 on Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2. The Summerville Steam Special: A Double-Headed…

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May 31, 2019

A Thrilling Weekend of Steam at TVRM: Ride with Steam Star #630 and #4501 on the Summerville Special & Missionary Ridge Local!

Great news, steam train enthusiasts! This weekend promises to be a memorable one at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM). It’s not just a regular weekend; it’s a great weekend of steam that you’ll remember for years to come. Steam Star #630 – The Summerville Steam Special The real star of the show will be…

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April 4, 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

Southern Railway #4501: The Summerville Steam Special

Mark your calendars and set your alarms, railroad enthusiasts and history lovers! The magnificent Steam Engine #4501 is making its triumphant return to the tracks on March 4, 2017. This iconic piece of American railroading history will once again lead the way on the Summerville Steam Special, providing a nostalgic journey from Chattanooga to Summerville…

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March 4, 2017

The Resilient Journey of Southern Railway 630

The Resilient Journey of Southern Railway 630 The sight of the Southern Railway 630 billowing steam stands as a testament to history, resurrected. Brought to life in 1904 by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO), the 630, with its Class K designation, has witnessed transformative events in the world of railroading. Its signature 2-8-0 wheel arrangement,…

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March 18, 2011