Holiday Dinner Train


The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum announces special Holiday Dinner Trains for the Christmas season on December 3, 10, & 17 for 2011.  The trips will include a four-course dining experience on board a restored 1924 dining car.   The excursion trains will depart from Grand Junction Station (directions, info) at 6:00 pm in the evening, traveling at a leisurely pace through portions of urban East Chattanooga before reversing direction and returning to Grand Junction. The travel time is just right for the complete meal on a vintage dining car.

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is pleased to offer this unique opportunity for patrons to enjoy not only a rail excursion trip, but also fine dining enroute while the train travels along the rails.  Passengers are encouraged to choose their entrée as tickets are ordered. Patrons may select their entrée of carved English roast of beef topped in a Madeira sauce, herb roasted stuffed breast of chicken with a Cumberland sauce, or crusted filet of salmon with a lemon caper butter sauce. Other savory items include salad of fresh greens with choice of dressing, tomato bisque with creme fraiche and chives, homemade mashed pototas, medley of vegetables, and assorted bread and butter. Beverages include water, coffee, or iced tea. Choice of dessert includes triple chocolate cake with ice cream and fudge sauce, apple pie with ice cream and caramel sauce, or cheescake with strawberries.

Patrons may choose from true vintage dining in the Dining Car (four to a table) or the Eden Isle Office Car #98 for private parties up to eight. The Office Car boasts a dining room, lounge area and rear observation platform. Presidential Office Car Eden Isle [info] is offered for private charter representing the ultimate in railway travel. The cost of $720 allows a group of up to eight (8) persons to travel in the opulent car, which boasts a dining room, lounge area, and rear observation platform. These fortunate passengers will dine at their own private table aboard the special car. This option can be reserved for only one group per evening.

Tickets for the excursion and dinner start at $60 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. Orders can be placed during weekday business hours by calling the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum office at 423.894.8028, extension zero. Tickets are expected to sell out in advance. Reservations are recommended. If the trip is not sold out, a few "walk up" tickets will be available up until departure time.


Trip Information


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Tickets (Reservations are recommended.)
Coach $60 per person
Eden Isle [info] $720 (group of 8)
Call our office to order tickets. [info]

Depart Station/Location Arrive
6:00 PM

Grand Junction Station
(directions, info)



Monthly Dinner Trains

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