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Last Weekend of Halloween Eerie Express: Book Now!

All Aboard the Halloween Eerie Express: October’s Finale on Rails! October has always been synonymous with pumpkin patches, chilly breezes, and the onset of festivities. But, for train enthusiasts and families alike, it means one thing – the much-anticipated Halloween Eerie Express! As the final weekend of October arrives, so do the last days of…

TVRM’s Special Train Ride with Southern Highlands Attractions

A Trip Down Memory Lane with the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum This week, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) had the pleasure of hosting the Southern Highlands Attractions (SHA) group. On a crisp Tuesday morning, our esteemed guests were treated to a one-of-a-kind train ride. From Grand Junction to Polk Street, our guests experienced a…

A Vintage Diesel Weekend at TVRM – Ride with History!

August 19 and 20 will be a special weekend at TVRM: Vintage Diesel weekend on the Missionary Ridge Local! Saturday will feature Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia Railway No. 80 and Sunday will feature Southern Railway No. 5000. It’s a great time to ride a train. Be sure to ask at the station about upgrading to…

Restoring Railroad Legacy: TAG #80’s Revival!

The Art of Preservation: Restoring TAG #80 to Original Glory At the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, history isn’t just stored — it’s revived. One of our latest endeavors, the restoration of TAG 80, is a testament to that mission. This isn’t just any locomotive; it’s the first production GP38 ever made by EMD. Understanding the…