October 8, 15, 22 & 29 and November 5 (2011)

Come ride the 44th annual series of Autumn Leaf Special trips for 2011 and experience a travel experience straight from the “Golden Age of American Railroading.”

The Summerville Steam Special vintage trains follows an historic route from Grand Junction Station [directions, info] in Chattanooga to Chickamauga, Georgia; crossing the state line in Rossville, traveling past Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park and through Chickamauga, Rock Spring, LaFayette, Trion, and into Summerville.  Fall colors are usually a highlight outside the train, while a dining car luncheon, complete with chinaware, is served inside dining car “Travelers Fare.” During the approx. 1-1/2 hour layover in Summerville, passengers will be able to explore the town and adjacent Dowdy Park with its historic turntable. The locomotive will be rotated on the turntable, serviced and watered for its return trip to Chattanooga.

Motive Power
It is expected that steam locomotive #630 will be powering this years trips.

Ticket rates:

Coach (no luncheon included) $70
Coach with dining car luncheon $90
Pullman Section seating* $105
Pullman Compartment seating* $110
Eden Isle [info] $1600
Call our office to order tickets. [info]


  Station/Location   Read
9:00 AM Lv Grand Junction Station
[directions, info]
Ar 6:00 PM
12:45 PM Ar Summerville Lv 2:15 PM

*Explanation of seating options: Coach is standard seating with comfortable reclining seats and large picture windows. Pullman Car Clover Colony has a limited number of seats for semi-private and private seating. The Section areas are semi-private with two upholstered bench seats facing one another and a partial dividing wall behind the seats. Each Section has a double window on that side of the train plus the passengers can see out the other side as well since there is no dividing wall on the aisle. Compartments are totally private with a door separating the bedroom area from the aisle. There is a upholstered bench seat with enough room for 2 or 3 passengers and one standard window on one side of the train. For photos of the Pullman car Click Here . Note that Pullman seating is extremely limited and may already be sold out on some trips. Please call our office for further information if interested.


Please note that smoking, alcoholic beverages, and pets are NOT allowed on any train. All sales are final within three weeks of the trip. Thanks for your cooperation.

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