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Ride a Vintage Short Line Train!

Our most frequent service trips — called the “Local” for short — begin at our Grand Junction Station and take you over four bridges and through the pre-Civil War Missionary Ridge Tunnel. The trip is 65-minutes (15 min to East Chattanooga, 25 min layover, and 15 min back to Grand Junction) and includes a turntable demonstration and brief tour of the TVRM restoration shop in East Chattanooga.

Breakdown of the 65-minute experience on the Missionary Ridge Local includes 6-miles roundtrip, tour guide providing local history throughout the experience, crossing four bridges, passing through pre-Civil War, horseshoe-shaped tunnel, historic turntable demonstration, and a brief tour of train restoration shops. Come on ride the train!

Steam engines operate on the weekend trips. 

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Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum - TAG 80 engine waiting in the Grand Junction yard for it's next train trip
TAG 80 engine waiting in the Grand Junction yard for it's next train trip
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum - Southern Railway 630 waiting at the train station for it's next Missionary Ridge Local trip (Steam on the weekends)
Southern Railway 630 waiting at the train station for it's next Missionary Ridge Local trip (Steam on the weekends)
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum - NC&StL 710 engine pulling Missionary Ridge Local trip into East Chattanooga Depot
NC&StL 710 engine pulling Missionary Ridge Local trip into East Chattanooga Depot
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum - Southern Railway 630 over one of four train bridges on Missionary Ridge Local trip
Southern Railway 630 over one of four train bridges on Missionary Ridge Local trip (Steam engines on weekends)
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum - Southern Railway 630 on our turntable during the Missionary Ridge Local trip (Steam engines on weekends)
Southern Railway 630 on our turntable during the Missionary Ridge Local trip (Steam engines on weekends)
Missionary Ridge Local Train Rides

4119 Cromwell Road
Chattanooga, TN 37411

Questions? Please Email
info@tvrail.com
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Hours Open
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Train Times:
9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

All times are in the eastern time zone.
Payment Methods Accepted
  • AMEX
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
Discounts Offered
  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • Active Military
  • Military Discount
  • AAA Discount
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