TVRM Hosts Inaugural Rail Baron’s Bash Sept. 8

Fundraising Event To Benefit The Restoration Of Office Car #98

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum will host its inaugural Rail Baron’s Bash event on Sept. 8. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Grand Junction Station Depot, with the dinner train departing at 7:30 p.m.  All proceeds from this fund-raising event will go toward restoration of Office Car #98, The Eden Isle.  

The Rail Baron’s Bash will kick off the annual Railfest weekend on Sept. 9-10, an event celebrating railroad history that has been preserved for the past 50 plus years.

All tickets to the Rail Baron’s Bash will include a weekend pass to the Railfest event, along with two drink tickets and a seat on the dinner train. Tickets are $150/person for the Dining Car, which seats four at a table, and $200/person for the Pullman Car, which seats two at a table. 

Rail Baron’s Bash entertainment includes: drinks, hors d’oeuvres, live Jazz music, special tours of the Eden Isle from 5:30-7:30 p.m., a sneak-peek of the Railroad Timekeepers exhibit and on-board entertainment during our three-course Dinner Train.

For more information visit www.tvrail.com



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