The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) announced operation of steam locomotive excursions on Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11, as part of the Norfolk Southern's 21st Century Steam program.
The excursions on Nov. 10 and 11 are steam engine-led trips over Norfolk Southern’s main lines. Ex-Southern Railway 2-8-0 #630 will be the featured locomotive with diesel assistance. The boarding location for all trips will be at the Grand Junction station at 4119 Cromwell Road in Chattanooga. All times shown for these trips are within the Eastern Time Zone.
Three types of seating are available for online purchase: Coach, Premium Coach and Observation Lounge.
- Coach seats are $85 and inclusive of meal service, please specify breakfast or lunch at time of reservation.
- Premium Coach seats are $115 and are a limited number inclusive of a continental breakfast, lunch and unlimited refreshments.
- Observation Lounge seats are $135 and feature a more intimate viewing area from the back of the train, continental breakfast, lunch and unlimited refreshments. All seating will be provided in climate-controlled coaches with comfortable seats and large windows. Don’t miss this opportunity to ride a vintage train in many areas long removed from passenger service.
The excursions are as follows:
Nov. 10 - Chattanooga to Attalla, Ala. – Approximate 9 ½ hour, 188-mile round trip rail excursion departs Grand Junction at 8 a.m. and returns at 5:45 p.m. There is an approximate two-hour layover where passengers can disembark and enjoy the shopping and area entertainment in Attalla.
Nov. 11 - Chattanooga to Harriman, Tn.– Approximate 7½ hour, 160-mile round trip rail excursion departs Grand Junction at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 4 p.m. Passengers stay aboard the train at Harriman.
All trains feature full service amenities including restrooms, a commissary car that sells snacks, soft drinks, and light food items. A gift shop will also be on the trains for those wishing to purchase souvenir items. Tickets for all excursions can be purchased online at tvrail.com
or by calling 423 894-8028.
Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation's premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal and industrial products.
TVRM is a non-profit educational corporation and the Southeast's largest operating historical railroad whose mission is to preserve the history of railroading for future generations. Visit 21stcenturysteam.com
for more information on future excursions.