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.

Local Police Departments Celebrate 30 Years Of Seat Belt Enforcement During National "Click It Or Ticket" Mobilization

The Chattanooga Police Department  is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to increase seat belt enforcement through  June 5 , surrounding of one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.  “If you ask the family members of those unrestrained people who were killed in crashes, they’ll tell you—they wish their loved ones had buckled up,” said  ... (click for more)

CARTA’s Memorial Day Holiday Schedule

In observance of Memorial Day, CARTA’s fixed route, Downtown Shuttle and North Shore Shuttle bus services will operate on Saturday schedules on Monday.  The CARTA Care-a-van will also be operating on a holiday schedule.        Additional information on CARTA’s routes, schedules and services may be obtained by calling the CARTA Information Line at 423-629-1473, ... (click for more)

Police Chief Says Community Will Have Input On Placement Of Crime Cameras; To Be Tied In With New Real Time Intelligence Center

Police Chief Fred Fletcher said Tuesday that the community will have input on the placement of cameras designed to deter crime. He told the City Council at a budget hearing that the cameras are part of a Real Time Intelligence Center designed to quickly analyze crime patterns so officers and detectives can react faster and with more knowledge about the situation. Chief Fletcher ... (click for more)

Robbery Arrest Made After Victim Gets New Replacement Phone And Pics Of Robbers Are Uploaded To New Phone

A robbery arrest was made after the victim got a new phone and then had pictures from her stolen phone uploaded to the new phone to her Cloud account. Among the pictures uploaded were photos of the robbers. The female victim identified Seth Benjamin Hardnett, 18, of 1703 E. 14th St., as one of the robbers from the incident on April 12. Hardnett was charged with aggravated ... (click for more)

Colonel Enicks Is Turning Out Leaders At Red Bank High School

I am a former teacher and football coach at Red Bank High School. I have been a witness to the great things that happen at Red Bank High School.  The teaching staff has a great mixture of experience and promising new teachers.   Dr. Robertson, the principal, is a great man and a wonderful role model for students. He shows up the same way every day and his consistency ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Hot Rod’s Catfish Dinner

It could well be the best part of playing a prank is in the delicious moments until your “fish” takes the hook. So yesterday afternoon, as I tried repeatedly to talk to a man I haven’t spoken to in 27 years, rather than leave my name I popped off the Happy Birthday song in a snappy, loud way and then ended it with a simple, “Call me,” adding my number. John “Hot Rod” Talley spent ... (click for more)