Tennessee Valley Railroad 2013 21st Century Steam Excursion Schedule Announced

Expanded Partnership With Norfolk Southern Trips Planned For Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina

Monday, February 11, 2013
The Tennessee Valley Railroad has announced its 2013 21st Century Steam Excursion schedule for the Spring Season today.  21st Century Steam program in partnership with Norfolk-Southern is in its third year and will be travelling on the following dates and locations:
  • March 2 ~ Chattanooga to Attalla
  • March 9  ~ Bristol to Radford
  • March 10 ~ Bristol to Bulls Gap
  • March 16 ~ Roanoke to Walton & Lynchburg
  • March 23 ~ Norfolk to Petersburg
  • April 13  ~ Spencer to Barber Junction
  • April 20 & 21 ~ Asheville to Old Fort
"The 21st Century Steam excursions have been a wonderful addition to the year round train experiences we are bringing to our visitors at the Tennessee Valley Railroad," said Steve Freer, spokesperson.
  "We enjoy entertaining folks who travel with us on these specialty excursions as we are visiting unique destinations we don't normally offer."
 
Each excursion features a commissary car equipped with snacks, soft drinks and light food items.  There is also a gift item area to purchase souvenirs for a remembrance of your ride on the rails.  Tickets start at $40 per seat for ages three and up. The Attalla excursions offers a meal option for an additional $20 per person.  Tickets can be ordered online and visitors can learn more about their specific excursion departure times, ticket prices and destination descriptions at tvrail.com.
 
The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is the largest operating historical railroad in the Southeast.  Established in 1961, it operates year round and delivers everyday on its mission "to preserve railroading history for future generations".  For more information about excursions and special events you can contact our friendly staff at 423 894-8028.
 
Norfolk Southern Corporation 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, automotive, and industrial products. For more information on the 21st Century Steam partnership visit 21stcenturysteam.com.

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