Embark on a journey aboard our historic short-line locomotive! Our most regularly scheduled voyages, fondly known as “The Local,” initiate from our distinguished Grand Junction Station, heading towards East Chattanooga. Here, you’ll enjoy a stopover featuring an intriguing demonstration of a classic turntable, followed by a tour of our workshop.
- Coach No Meal Priced per Seat
- Coach With Boxed Lunch Includes boxed lunch at your seat
- Coach With Dining Car Includes lunch in the dining car
Ride to the Historic Civil War Town of Chickamauga
All aboard the Chickamauga Turn for a 6-hour ride to the historic Civil War town of Chickamauga, Georgia, via the former Central of Georgia Railroad. During the trip, enjoy a 90-minute layover in downtown Chickamauga, where you can visit the historic Crawfish Springs or the Gordon-Lee Mansion. There are also several shops and dining locations in town.
Tours of the Gordon-Lee Mansion are available to passengers with an admission fee will be charged at the door.
*Tickets are required for ages 2 and up
Open Window Coach – Car 1000
Coach Car 661
Coach Car 857
Both dining car lunch and boxed lunches are available for coach seating.
Dining car lunch: Baked turkey and Swiss cheese croissant with all the fixings, cole slaw, potato chips, and fruit cocktail. Beverages include iced tea or lemonade. The tasty dessert selection is usually chocolate fudge cake.
Boxed lunch: Turkey sandwich with chips, cookie, and a bottle of water.
Departure from Grand Junction (Chattanooga): 10:00AM
Arrive in Chickamauga, GA: 12:00PM
Depart Chickamauga, GA: 1:45PM
Arrive back to Grand Junction Depot: 4:30PM
Gordon Lee Mansion Tour
217 Cove Rd
Construction on the Gordon-Lee Mansion began in 1840 by Mr. James Gordon and was completed in 1847. The home was constructed on a portion of Gordon’s 2,500 acres in northwest Georgia after he moved from Gwinnett County Georgia and started a successful business.
The home and grounds are historically significant for several reasons. The grounds were home to the Cherokee Courthouse prior to the displacement of the Cherokees in the Trail of Tears. Also, it is one of very few remaining structures used by both Union and Confederate forces during the Battle of Chickamauga in September 1863. Union General William Rosecrans used the parlor of the home as his headquarters during that battle. Both Union and Confederate troops were treated in the field hospital in the house and on the grounds during that battle.
Shopping and Dining:
Outdoor Market by the train offering homemade gifts, collectibles, specialty food items and more.
Memories and More Quilt Shop
121 Gordon St
Liberty Bistro and Tavern – Grand Opening Mid-Late September
Shopes of 1910 Collectables and Antiques
201 Gordon St
Studio AKO: Art and Toys
102 Lee Avenue
111 Gordon Souvenir and Gifts
111 Gordon St
Los Potros Mexican Restaurant
201 Lee Avenue
Phil’s Primetime Pizza
122 Gordon St
Wisteria Ave Boutique and Plants
108 Lee Avenue
Stories and Songs, Books, Vinyl and Coffee
104 Lee Avenue
110 Cove Rd