21st Century Steam
21st Century Steam will bring historic steam locomotives from TVRM in Chattanooga, to communities along Norfolk Southern lines.
As part of the Norfolk Southern 21st Century Steam Program, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) will be offering a limited number of public excursions. General admission seating will be provided in climate-controlled coaches with comfortable seats and large windows. A commissary car selling snacks, soft drinks, and light food items, along with souvenir items, will be part of the train. Don’t miss this opportunity to ride a vintage train in many areas long removed from passenger service. Power is scheduled to be ex-Southern Railway 2-8-0 #630 built in 1904, or ex-Southern Railway 2-8-2 #4501 built in 1911 (both of which were recently restored to service by TVRM in Chattanooga), with assistance from modern Norfolk Southern diesels as needed.
Norfolk Southern has announced their 21st Century Steam schedule will resume in the Spring of 2015. Details for excursions will be posted as they become available.