Tennessee Valley Railroad Announces Steam Excursion To Oneida

East Tennessee Autumn Adventure Headed To Big South Fork From Chattanooga

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Tennessee Valley Railroad announced Tuesday that it is headed to Oneida and the Big South Fork with a steam engine excursion on Sunday, Nov. 10.  The East Tennessee Autumn Adventure will feature a steam locomotive with diesel assistance over Norfolk-Southern's Central Division main line. 

This excursion travels through scenic areas of East Tennessee including numerous tunnels and the 300-foot tall New River Bridge.  The 282 mile round trip leaves Chattanooga at 8 a.m. and arrives in Oneida at 12:30 p.m. for a two hour layover.  Oneida & Scott County Tourism are planning an outdoor festival with live bluegrass music, food vendors, craft booths and a classic car "cruise-in."  The departure from Oneida will be at 2:30 p.m. and a return to Grand Junction in Chattanooga by 7 p.m.  Parking is free at TVRM for the excursion.  A commissary car will feature snacks, soft drinks and light food as well as a gift shop area.

Tickets are available starting with Coach Class at $80 without meal or $100 with a meal (specify breakfast or lunch when ordering).  Premium Coach and Observation Lounge tickets are also available starting at $135 and feature a meal with unlimited refreshments. Tickets can be ordered online at tvrail.com or by calling 894-8025. 



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