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OPENING WEEKEND – STEAM MISSIONARY RIDGE LOCAL

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Experience the History of Chattanooga on the Missionary Ridge Local Train Ride

Adult Ages 13+
$24
Child Ages 2 - 12
$15
Infant Under 2
Free

All Aboard for a Steam-Powered Historical Adventure

The buzz of anticipation is palpable as the Steam Missionary Ridge Local prepares for its grand opening on March 2-3, promising a weekend brimming with excitement and historical reverence. This event is more than just a celebration of the return of the iconic steam locomotive to the tracks; it’s a heartfelt homage to the rich legacy and enduring charm of steam railroading.

As enthusiasts and families alike eagerly await this momentous occasion, there’s a growing sense of excitement about witnessing the grandeur of the steam engine as it makes its way along the storied Missionary Ridge. This event is set to be a vivid tapestry of enthusiasm, nostalgia, and community spirit, uniting those who share a deep appreciation for the golden era of rail travel.

The Steam Weekend is not merely a ride on a train; it’s a passage through time, an enlightening journey, and a unique chance to connect with a crucial chapter in the history of transportation.

Missionary Ridge Local (MRL) Steam Schedule:

Saturday

  • 9:30 AM – Southern 630(tickets)
  • 11:00 AM – Southern 4501(tickets)
  • 12:30 PM – Southern 630(tickets)
  • 2:00 PM – Southern 4501(tickets)
  • 3:30 PM – Southern 630(tickets)

Sunday

  • 9:30 AM – Southern 630(tickets)
  • 11:00 AM – Southern 4501(tickets)
  • 12:30 PM – Southern 630(tickets)
  • 2:00 PM – Southern 4501(tickets)
  • 3:30 PM – Southern 630(tickets)

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Hubs and I did the Missionary Ridge Train ride during a quick stop in Chattanooga for the holidays. Emily N.

Hubs and I did the Missionary Ridge Train ride during a quick stop in Chattanooga for the holidays. The train was more for him than me, but we both had a phenomenal time! Not only are all the employees helpful and kind, they experience is incredibly informative and interesting. I suggest if there are only 2 people in your party to ride in the cab of the train. We rode with the engineer who drives and it took our experience to the next level. Joe the engineer told us a plethora of extra info about the trim, TVRM, and you get to ride in the lead train car while it turns around at the turn around spot. So cool! Also, check out the exhibit they have in the depot area. Loads of info and cool things to check out!

– Google Review
A great stop for train enthusiasts. Susan M

A great stop for train enthusiasts. Nicely restored locomotives and passenger cars. The missionary ridge train ride is pleasant and informative.

– Google Review
We took the Missionary Risge train ride today and loved it. Pat O

We took the Missionary Risge train ride today and loved it. The entire way to East Ridge the conductor gives a narrated tour of the history of the trains we are on as well as the area. This is followed by a narrated demonstration of the turn table which rotates the train for the ride back. It was fun, informative, and scenic. Will be recommending to friends and family when they visit.

– Google Review