Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Tennessee Valley Railroad News


TVRM: Dive into the captivating history, restoration projects, and community involvement of Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, a haven for train enthusiasts.

Support TVRM: Keep History Rolling on Tracks

Supporting Rail Heritage: A Thank You from TVRM Your Support of TVRM Has Been Tremendous At the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM), we’ve witnessed firsthand the incredible impact of your support. Your enthusiasm and generosity have been the driving forces behind our success in preserving rail history. Without You, We Couldn’t Do What We Do

Read More »

November 28, 2023

Meet Waffles at TVRM’s Christmas Train Rides!

Waffles Welcomes You to TVRM’s Christmas Rides! It’s that magical time of the year again, and the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVMR) has a special treat for all Christmas train enthusiasts! Waffles, TVRM’s beloved and favorite reindeer, is back to greet everyone with festive cheer. Nestled at 4119 Cromwell Road in the heart of Chattanooga,…

Read More »

November 27, 2023

Final 2023 Train Arrival & Expo at Summerville Depot

Celebrating the Final Train Arrival at Summerville Depot: A Festive Farewell to the 2024 Trains & Tracks Expo Today marks a significant and nostalgic moment for train enthusiasts and community members alike as we gather at the Summerville Depot to witness the final train arrival of 2024. This event also coincides with the closing day…

Read More »

November 5, 2023

Christmas Tea in the Homefront Tea Room

Join us at Grand Junction Depot for an unforgettable festive holiday tea room experience! Indulge in the finest seasonal treats that capture the essence and warmth of the holidays. From decadent pastries to aromatic teas, every sip and bite is crafted to perfection, promising a delightful culinary journey. Continue your festive experience by visiting our…

Read More »

November 1, 2023

Ride with Steam Queen #4501: Summerville Steam Special!

Summerville Steam Special: Travel the Tracks with Steam Queen #4501 All aboard the Summerville Steam Special! Join us on a nostalgic journey powered by the iconic steam queen #4501, the very engine that “started it all” for TVRM. This isn’t just any rail journey; it’s an opportunity to be part of a legacy that once…

Read More »

October 25, 2023

Getting ready for the 2023 season of the North Pole Limited.

Getting ready for the 2023 season of the North Pole Limited. As the leaves turn golden and the air grows crisp, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) is buzzing with activity. If you happened to swing by today, you’d notice a new addition at Grand Junction – the display car has found its new home…

Read More »

October 16, 2023

Throwback Thursday – Unique Steam Locomotive Restoration at TVRM

Throwback Thursday: A Unique Restoration at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum In the world of steam locomotive restoration, there are tasks that are routine and then there are those that are truly exceptional. Today, for our Throwback Thursday feature, we’re diving deep into a remarkable restoration journey that isn’t undertaken every day: the complete renewal of…

Read More »

October 5, 2023

Last Days of Frank & Jesse James: Starry Affair at TVRM

The Rails of History: “The Last Days of Frank & Jesse James” at TVRM 1986 marked the release of a distinctive movie titled “The Last Days of Frank & Jesse James.” Filmed at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) in 1985, this cinematic gem boasts a star-studded cast with music legends Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson,…

Read More »

September 22, 2023

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…

Read More »

September 14, 2023

All Aboard for a Day of Celebration at TVRM!

TVRM: Celebrating 62 Years of Preserving Railroad Magic! It was a day marked by the gentle chug of trains, the informative hum of demonstrations, and the grandeur of a double header – all culminating in the mystique of a night photo shoot. A full day at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) brought together rail…

Read More »

September 10, 2023