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Vintage Locomotives

Explore the golden era of railroading at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum with a stunning collection of vintage locomotives. The museum offers not only a chance to observe these beautifully restored machines but also to ride them, with expert guides sharing insights into their history and operation. Engaging exhibits and events cater to enthusiasts, history buffs, and families alike, providing a unique and tangible connection to the past. Book a ticket to experience the elegance and innovation of a bygone era. All aboard!

Dive into the Past: Experience Centuries of Steam Power This Season.

Georgia Trips Usher in a New Season at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Today marks an exciting turn for Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum and train enthusiasts alike. As the tracks buzzed with anticipation, a breathtaking sight unfolded before us – two powerful steam locomotives, their combined age tallying up to over two centuries, commenced their majestic…

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September 17, 2023

TVRM’s 1980s Throwback: 45 Years of Locomotives 630 & 610!

A Nostalgic Ride Back to 1980 at TVRM: Celebrating 45 Years of 630 & USA 610! As dawn breaks tomorrow, visitors to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) will find themselves on a remarkable journey back in time. While every day at TVRM offers a peek into railroad history, tomorrow promises an especially nostalgic trip….

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September 9, 2023

Soule Shops Update: GP7 No. 1829’s Revival

Soule Shops Update: GP7 No. 1829 Back on Track! From the bustling grounds of Soule Shops, we bring you some behind-the-scenes news on one of our beloved locomotives, GP7 No. 1829. As with all vintage machinery, maintaining these historic trains is akin to nurturing a living piece of history. Recently, our diligent crew noticed an…

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February 15, 2022

Day out with Thomas™ is pulling into Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™ IS PULLING INTO TENNESSEE VALLEY RAILROAD MUSEUM FOR AN OUTDOOR PARTY YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS! Chattanooga, TN 04.14.21 All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine will be hosting outdoor events at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum on May 1, 2, 8, 15, & 16, 2021. With extensive health and safety…

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April 14, 2021

Smoke & Cinders (2nd Quarter 2018) – It All Started with A Birthday Party

E8 Locomotive Restoration Journey: From Artifact to Resilience | TVRM Blog Series Part 2 It All Started with A Birthday Party Second of two part series In this thrilling second installment of a two-part series, Robert Frye takes us through the remarkable journey of reviving an E8 locomotive from the brink of extinction. This painstaking…

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April 12, 2021

A Unique Excursion with Fine Dining

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is a great place to learn about the history of the railroad. The museum has a collection of locomotives and cars that visitors can explore. Dinner Trains operating Fridays and Saturdays through June Click date to purchase tickets: March: 26, 27 April: 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24,…

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March 19, 2021

2019 Excursion & Special Events Schedule available now!

2019 Excursion & Special Events: Unveiling the Adventure! Great news for all train enthusiasts and adventure seekers! The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) is thrilled to announce that our 2019 Excursion and Special Events Schedule is now available for viewing and booking. This year promises to be one of the most exciting and fulfilling for…

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January 24, 2019

The Resilient Journey of Southern Railway 630

The Resilient Journey of Southern Railway 630 The sight of the Southern Railway 630 billowing steam stands as a testament to history, resurrected. Brought to life in 1904 by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO), the 630, with its Class K designation, has witnessed transformative events in the world of railroading. Its signature 2-8-0 wheel arrangement,…

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March 18, 2011