Valley Railroad

   When a time passes it forever becomes history and can never be exactly re-lived, but at TVRM we strive to preserve our living railroad history as it was over 50 years ago - to the time when our country was recovering from the Great Depression and hesitantly facing World War II.

   TVRM was founded in 1961 by a small group of Chattanooga rail fans determined to save steam passenger trains. Starting with only an idea, it has become the largest such railroad in the Southeast, thanks to thousands of volunteer man hours. There is a lot to see.

   Our trains look, feel, smell, sound and shake the ground the way they did long ago, and although we admit to a few modern conveniences (clean restrooms and air-conditioned depots) the atmosphere of the 30's is alive and well here.

Come see for yourself!

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Tennessee Valley Railroad Map

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