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Train Adventure

The “Train Adventure” tag at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) encapsulates the excitement, history, and exploration offered through our wide array of train experiences. Catering to adventurers of all ages, these journeys provide an unparalleled look into the world of railroading.

Whether you’re stepping back in time on a historic steam locomotive or embracing the scenic beauty of the southeastern landscapes from a comfortable coach, the Train Adventure tag opens the door to discovery. Explore special seasonal rides, unique thematic journeys, and get a chance to be an engineer for a day with our exclusive experiences.

From short excursion trips to full-day railway adventures, the Train Adventure tag at TVRM promises an unforgettable ride. Hear the whistle of the engines, feel the rhythm of the tracks, and immerse yourself in the captivating stories of the railroad that shaped a nation. Join us for a thrilling, nostalgic, and educational ride that echoes the rich heritage of American railroading.

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…

Embark on a Historical Journey with the Missionary Ridge Local: A Relaxing Escape Through Chattanooga’s Past Aboard the 119-Year-Old Steam Star Number 630

Need a little escape from a hectic August? We have just the ride – – – The Missionary Ridge Local – at just over an hour it is the perfect way to sit back and relax while riding into the history of the Chattanooga area. Crossing four bridges, passing through a pre-civil War era tunnel,…

GW Tower: A Unique Feature during TVRM’s Day Out with Thomas 2023

During multi-train events TVRM’s George Walker operated ‘GW Tower’ from the back of his truck. Day Out with Thomas 2023 initiated the newly named GW Tower with several TVRM employees manning the station. You will see this sign as you ride the Missionary Ridge Local- just after leaving Grand Junction yard. Come and immerse yourself…

Unforgettable Train Adventure with Thomas at Tennessee Valley

All Aboard for a Train Adventure at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum! Are you ready for a weekend filled with train-themed excitement and fun? The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is hosting a special event that promises to be an unforgettable experience for both kids and adults alike. Get your tickets ready, because Thomas the Tank Engine…

All Aboard for the Day Out With Thomas 2023 Experience!

Day Out With Thomas 2023: Join the Magical Train Ride! The sound of train whistles fills the air, and a blue engine peeps out from behind the horizon. Children gasp in amazement, eyes widening with the realization that it’s not just any train — it’s Thomas the Tank Engine! Yes, you read that right! The…

Last Chance: Book North Pole Limited Train Rides Now!

Journey to the North Pole: A Magical Weekend Awaits on the Tracks! The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes a wave of nostalgia, excitement, and the eternal magic of Christmas. The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is offering a unique experience to relive the joy of the season in a whole new light….

Thanks for Joining Thomas & Percy – Come Back Soon!

A Heartfelt Thank You from Thomas & Percy’s Wonderful Train Adventure! As the tracks begin to quiet down after two incredible weekends, we want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who joined us for our Day Out With Thomas event. Seeing families, train enthusiasts, and Thomas fans come together to celebrate was truly…

Ride to the North Pole: Christmas Train Magic

Journey to the North Pole: A Magical Train Adventure All aboard for a ride of a lifetime! As the festive season dawns, trains transform into magical carriages whisking riders away on an unforgettable journey to the North Pole. Amidst the cozy confines of the carriage, passengers are pampered with delicious refreshments and heartwarming storytelling sessions….