2014 RAILFEST INFORMATION

 

 

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Tennessee Valley Railfest is a special celebration of railroading marking the 53rd Anniversary of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum!  An exciting weekend of live entertainment, special exhibits and displays, railway equipment on exhibit, and of course plenty of train rides for all to enjoy.  Children’s activities will include a magician, petting zoo, pony rides, wooden train tables, coloring pages, and more. 

 

 

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FESTIVAL TRAIN SCHEDULE:

Throughout each day, Missionary Ridge Local trains will operate on a convenient, frequent schedule.  Missionary Ridge Local runs from Grand Junction through Missionary Ridge Tunnel to East Chattanooga and return.  Railfest ticket holders can ride these trains on an unlimited basis as space allows.  Motive power will rotate throughout the weekend with Southern #4501, Southern #630, and Southern FP7 #6133 in use.  For Missionary Ridge Local information click here

 

Daily Missionary Ridge Local Schedule:

  • 9:30 departure (Saturday only)
  • 10:40 departure
  • 12:05 departure
  • 1:15 departure
  • 2:25 departure
  • 3:35 departure

 

EXCURSION TRAIN SCHEDULE:

 

In addition to Missionary Ridge Local trains, a longer Chickamauga Turn train will travel to Chickamauga, Georgia, and return on Saturday.  The train departs at 10:00am and will return around 4:15pm.  Purchase of a ticket on this trip will give access to the Railfest event.  See information about Chickamauga Turn here, and purchase tickets for the September 6 train here.  On Saturday evening, our weekly Dinner on the Diner  train will run, so don't miss out on this unique opportunity!  See information about Dinner on the Diner here, and purchase tickets for the September 6 train here.

 

 

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE:

 

Saturday, Sept 6

  • 10:00-12:00 Lone Mountain Band (Bluegrass)
  • 11:00-5:00 Roving magic by Mike Edwards
  • 12:00-1:00 The Lawmen (Country)
  • 1:00-3:00 Dana Rogers (Folk/Country)
  • 3:00-5:00 The Lawmen (Country)

Sunday, Sept 7

  • 10:00-12:00 9th Street Stompers (Feisty Jazz/Swing/Blues)
  • 11:00-5:00 Roving magic by Mike Edwards
  • 12:00-2:00 Mason Dixieland Line (Dixieland Jazz)
  • 2:00-5:00 Scenic City Jazz Band (Modern Jazz)

 

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