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Step into the grandeur of yesteryears at the TVRM Founder’s Day event! Celebrate over six decades of intricate railroad preservation, where the past meets the present in a symphony of steam and stories. From vintage locomotive displays to nostalgic exhibits, this event is a must-attend for history aficionados and train enthusiasts alike. Book your tickets now and be a part of this captivating journey through time.

Come out and join us as we celebrate 62+ years of railroad preservation!

Special Events throughout the day:

  • Special Photo Exhibit in the lobby of Grand Junction Depot: “Steam in the Valley, TVRM’s Early Years” by John Coniglio
  • On the grounds “history interpretation” will represent Military encampment and demonstrations.
  • Also on display – a few trucks that helped TVRM stay on track.
  • Special Equipment on display including Diesel 6914, Steam Engine 610, Diesel 8669 and more!
  • Choo-Choo Forge Blacksmiths
  • Exhibits in the Exhibit Building
  • Model Railroad exhibit by the Tennessee Valley Model Railroaders, Inc will be open, in main office building, all day.
The Missionary Ridge Local will run a double schedule featuring 4501 and 630 on separate trains during the day and then as a double header for the 5:00 Missionary Ridge Local.
The Evening Ridge Runner will also be a double header and will have a longer stay at our East Chattanooga location for time to enjoy beverages and live music.
A special evening photo shoot is also planned and can be purchased separately.

Missionary Ridge Local Schedule for September 9:

(All time in Eastern Timezone)