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The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) section of our blog offers readers an exclusive glimpse into the world of railroad heritage preservation. Our posts focus on the latest developments and events at the museum, showcasing its significant role in keeping the history of rail transport alive. As a hub for railroad history enthusiasts and the general public alike, TVRM is not just a museum; it’s an active preservation site where the past is continually brought to life through meticulously restored locomotives, historic railcars, and interactive exhibits. Each blog entry delves deep into the fascinating stories behind our collections, offering insights into the technological advancements and cultural impacts of railroading. Our aim is to educate and engage our audience with accurate and enthralling historical details, bringing the golden age of rail travel into the present day and demonstrating its lasting relevance in our lives. Whether you’re a lifelong train aficionado or a newcomer to the world of railroads, our blog serves as a reliable and enriching source of knowledge, celebrating the enduring legacy of the rails.

Southern Railway Dining Car 3158: A Century of Continuous Service

Southern Railway Dining Car 3158: A Century of Continuous Service  Southern Railway Dining Car 3158, built by Pullman in 1924, has a storied history that continues to captivate train enthusiasts and museum patrons alike. Donated to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) by Southern Railway in 1969, this remarkable dining car is now celebrating a…

Celebrating History with Thomas the Tank Engine at TVRM

And that’s a wrap! It’s been great hosting one of our favorite friends – Thomas the Tank Engine. A huge thank you to all the TVRM team that pulled this event together and kept it running smoothly. And to our amazing guests – you are the best! Your ticket purchases are helping us to keep…

Join the Bubble Tour at TVRM This April!

Experience the Magic of the Bubble Tour at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum As spring ushers in its vibrant hues and cheerful buzz, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) is once again at the forefront of creating unforgettable experiences. Our recent Day out with Thomas was a spectacular success, and we’re excited to invite you back…

Ride History on the Missionary Ridge Local!

A Journey Through Time: Steam Engine 630’s Historic Ride on the Missionary Ridge Local If you’re a fan of railroads or history, or simply looking for an unforgettable family outing, the Missionary Ridge Local offers a remarkable experience. Today, the venerable steam engine 630, a remarkable artifact that has been chugging along for 120 years,…

Celebrating Jim Lusk’s Legacy at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

Celebrating Jim Lusk’s Legacy at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) community specifically, mourns the loss of James Buckner Lusk, a cherished local figure and a long-time friend of TVRM. Known for his dedicated service and role as a beloved Santa, James also contributed to TVRM with his unique “Turntable Talks.”…

Behind the scenes: Forklift Certification Training

Behind the scenes: Forklift Certification Training At the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM), our commitment to preserving the rich traditions of the railway system extends beyond mere exhibitions and ride experiences. This week, we underscored this commitment by conducting comprehensive forklift training for our team, a critical component of our behind-the-scenes operations that ensures both…

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…

Explore TVRM’s Exciting Day Out With Thomas Event

TVRM’s Steve Freer Highlights Day Out With Thomas on WDEF’s The Morning Show This morning, Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s very own Steve Freer made a guest appearance on WDEF’s The Morning Show, where he shared exciting details about the upcoming Day Out With Thomas event. This special segment not only highlighted the event’s fun activities…

Tennessee Valley Railroad: Timeless Train Journeys

Step aboard the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) and be whisked away into an era of steam engines and railway romance. This weekend, TVRM invites you to experience the charm of a bygone age with rides on the Missionary Ridge Local, powered by the historic engine, Steam Star #630—a testament to our nation’s rich railway…

Spike’s Visit Marks Spring Arrival at TVRM – Historical Insight

Spike was spotted checking out all the fun things happening at TVRM! Spring must really be on the way.   photo by Randy Neal