2013 RAILFEST ATTRACTIONS
The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is home to numerous pieces of restored, historic equipment. Southern #630 will be heading special excursions and GP30 #2594 is expected to be leading Missionary Ridge Local trains.
Southern Railway 2-8-0 #630 - Built in 1904 by the American Locomotive Company Richmond Works; restored to operation at TVRM in 2011. For a history timeline and more photos, click here
Southern Railway GP30 #2594 - Built by EMD in 1962; donated by Norfolk Southern to the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, Georgia. This locomotive is leased by TVRM and used frequently to pull Chickamauga Turn and monthly dinner trains. This locomotive will be pulling Missionary Ridge Local trains throughout the weekend. More info about #2594 here.
NC&StL Caboose #41 - Built in 1929 for the Florida East Coast Railway, Caboose #41 ended its revenue service career on the "Mountain Goat Line" between Cowan and Tracy City, Tennessee, where it was used as a "Drover's Caboose" which allowed local residents to ride on freight trains. The caboose will be on display and open for inspection.
TVRM Business Car #98 Eden Isle - Built in 1917 for the Baltimore & Ohio private car fleet, Car #98 was used by B&O executives as they traveled around their system taking care of business before being sold into private ownership. Car #98 has called TVRM home for nearly 35 years. The car will be on display and open for inspection.
Ride a real old fashioned pump car --- it is good exercise!
Model train layouts will be presented by:
For information about Railfest entertainers click here
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