Tennessee Valley Railroad

4119 Cromwell Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421- Map It
(423) 894-8028

AAA Editor Notes

Tennessee Valley Railroad is at 4119 Cromwell Rd.; use the Jersey Pike exit off SR 153, near I-75. This historic railroad re-creates passenger train travel typical of the early 20th century. Locomotive crews wear overalls, and conductors punch each ticket. A vintage steam- or diesel-powered passenger train offers a 55-minute, 6-mile sightseeing trip over three bridges and through a Civil War railroad tunnel. The East Chattanooga Station features a railroad yard with diesel engines, cars and a giant turntable. In mid-October the railroad also offers the Autumn Leaf Special, a mainline excursion to northwestern Georgia. Other excursions are offered. Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
Sightseeing trip $17; $11 (ages 2-12).
Hours: Sightseeing trips depart daily 10-5, Memorial Day weekend to mid-Aug.; Mon.-Fri. 10-1:30, Sat.-Sun. 10-5, May 1-day before Memorial Day weekend; Tues.-Fri. 10-1:30, Sat.-Sun. 10-5, mid-Mar. through Apr. 30 and mid-Aug. through Oct. 31; limited schedule rest of year. Closed Easter and Thanksgiving. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.