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Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, Chattanooga

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Specialty Museum Scenic Railroad
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is dedicated to preserving steam locomotives and passenger trains. Admire the antique engines displayed in the front of the museum as you wait for the train. Hop on a 9.7 km (6 mi) tour of the surrounding area in a vintage coach pulled by a steam engine. On the dinner train tour, you can enjoy a three-course meal while chugging through urban East Chattanooga. Visit the website to check the schedule and make tour reservations. Make Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum a centerpiece of your Chattanooga vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Chattanooga itinerary builder.
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  • From the moment they stopped the train short to allow my elderly mother to use a boarding ramp we knew this was a first hand operation. You have to plan ahead if you want steam and we didn't but it wa...  more »
  • We were part of a group of 19 who went on a 6 mile round trip on vintage cars pulled by a steam locomotive. At the halfway point we got off the train and the locomotive and tender pull onto the turnta...  more »
  • I actually thought it was interesting, I've never been on a train. Plus, we saw a turn around with the train engine. I plan to return to take my granddaughter. it was interesting.  more »
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  • This was a really nice treat for my children and step father, alike! He loved every moment of the actual "local" trip on the train and had a great time remembering how identical the Depot there was to the depot in his little, central Alabama town, many years ago. The staff was very friendly and eager to answer any railroad questions you may have,even on a Holiday weekend! It was great to hear and see these machines in action! The only downside was the odor inside the air conditioned cars. It wasn't a really strong smell, but very noticeable. I wish there was a local that was longer than the hour, but not the 4 hour trip. Great job TVRM!
  • This place is very fun to learn about railroading history. The train ride is relaxing and smooth. Watching an 80 ton or heavier turning around is a memory in itself. Also listening to the conductor talk about the work they do is interesting. A really good place to take the family.
  • Awesome experience looking at all the old trains. Enjoyed the train ride as well. Our tour guide on the train ride that gave the presentations was superb. Definitely will be back when my friends visit later this month.
  • The train robbery you won't hear anyone talk about is at the ticket booth. I joke I joke. Being a frugal Fred, I didn't mind the expense. My wife actually found a $1 off coupon online which was honored in the shop where we bought the tickets so that was nice. The train ride was enjoyable and the commentary was informative. I missed some points as my wife and kid were a bit chatty about the fear of going through a tunnel (which he enjoyed during and after the fact). The guide was very passionate about his work and the history of the train(s) and sharing that love with others. Great time and worth every penny. Total trip time was about an hour
  • the staff was friendly.. and the gift shop wasn't too over priced! these are pictures from A DAY OUT WITH THOMAS THE TRAIN