Help Preserve Railroad History


The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum welcomes donations of any amount. Your support helps preserve America's rich railroad history.


You can direct your gifts to one of our special funds:

  • General Fund  
General Fund - TVRM’s unrestricted donation fund.  Donations can be used for any purpose including operating expenses, debt reduction or capital improvements.
  • Mortgage Reduction Fund 
Mortgage Reduction Fund - Donations are used to pay current payments on the East Chattanooga Warehouse and Property mortgages.  These donations allow operating funds to be used for capital improvements.
  • One-In-A-Million Endowment Fund 
One-In A Million Endowment Fund - Donations to fund are held in an endowment account with only the investment earnings used for museum expenses.
  • East Chattanooga Development
East Chattanooga Development - For over forty years East Chattanooga and the Soule Shops complex has been the core of TVRM’s restoration efforts.  As TVRM has grown we added the warehouse facility and future plans call for adding a railcar storage yard to the complex.  This storage yard will allow the remaining equipment stored at the Army Ammunition Plant to be returned to TVRM property.  The increasing level of business at the new VW plant will force this to take place by the end of 2013.  Development will include construction of security fencing, storage tracks and, in future years, covered railcar storage.
  • Grand Junction Development
Grand Junction Development - The increase in events held at Grand Junction have underscored the need for a enclosed multi-purpose building capable of hosting exhibitions, educational programs, entertainment and special events.  For many years TVRM has rented tents to provide this capability but that has been only a stop-gap measure as a permanent facility has become more necessary.
  • Equipment Fund  
Equipment Fund - Each year TVRM devotes a considerable portion of its cash flow to restoring to operation additional rolling stock.  The recent donation of two coaches coupled with increased operating levels has demonstrated a need to produce three additional self-contained coaches for use at both TVRM and on the Hiwassee line.  Donations to this fund will augment funds taken from operating cash flow to achieve this goal.


TVRM can also accept donations of stocks or marketable securities.  For instructions, please send us an email: or

Call 423.894.8028 ext 13 to learn more and make a donation, or use the form below (donation amount is the last line.) 


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