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Explore articles, features, and stories that delve into the rich history and ongoing work of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, a key institution preserving and showcasing the golden age of railroading.

Celebrate Steam Star #630 as a Cover Model!

Celebrate the Historical Significance of Steam Star #630: Chosen as a Cover Model We are thrilled to announce that Steam Star #630, a 120-year-old locomotive, has been selected as a cover model once again. This recognition is a tribute to its enduring appeal and historical importance. We extend our gratitude to Mountain Shadows and all…

Explore the Legacy of Former L&N SD40 Number 1230

Explore the Legacy and Future of Former L&N SD40 Number 1230 in Chattanooga Newly arrived in Chattanooga – former L&N SD40 Number 1230 – Last owned by First Energy at their now closed Stratton, OH plant. It will be used by our Tyner Terminal Railway to switch the VW plant. Plans are to eventually restore…

Chickamauga Turn’s Trip to Down Home Days Festival

Chickamauga Turn’s Trip to Down Home Days Festival On a memorable day, passengers boarded the Chickamauga Turn for an unforgettable journey to the historic Civil War town of Chickamauga, Georgia, via the former Central of Georgia Railroad. This six-hour train ride offered a unique blend of scenic beauty, historical exploration, and local festivities, making it…

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

Celebrate Golden Spike Day at TVRM | Mother’s Day Weekend Fun

Celebrate the 155th Golden Spike Day at TVRM Today at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, we honor the 155th Golden Spike Day with our version of the famous photograph by A.J. Russell. The golden spike is the ceremonial, 17.6-karat gold, final spike driven by Leland Stanford to join the rails of the first transcontinental railroad…

Mother’s Day Twilight Train Ride

Mother’s Day Twilight Train Ride With Mother’s Day just around the corner, what better way to celebrate than with a twilight train ride? The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum invites you to join a special 8 PM journey featuring Steam Star Number 630, a magnificent 120-year-old locomotive, ferrying riders and moms for a memorable evening ride….

Celebrate Special Days with the Chickamauga Turn

Celebrate Special Days with the Chickamauga Turn At the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, we love it when guests celebrate their special days with us! Recently, the crew of the Chickamauga Turn had the pleasure of hosting a couple celebrating their 40th anniversary. Their joyous occasion made the ride to and from Chickamauga extra special. Ride…

Explore the Hiwassee River Railroad

Explore the Hiwassee River Railroad As the season shifts into the warmth of late spring and early summer, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum proudly announces the return of its beloved train rides: the Copperhill Special and the Hiwassee Loop. These excursions not only provide a journey through stunning landscapes but also a ride through the…

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…

Meet Lisa Goodman & Explore TVRM’s Unique Gift Shop

Celebrating Passion and Dedication: Lisa Goodman and the TVRM Gift Shop At the heart of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) lies not just a commitment to preserving railway history but also a dedication to enhancing visitor experiences. One shining example of this commitment is Lisa Goodman, who was recently featured in Chatter magazine for…