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A visit to the Tennessee Valley Railfest

We piled into the car to make a road trip to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the Tennessee Valley Railfest. Our main interest was to ride their steam locomotives. TVRM would be running Southern Railway 4501 (2-8-2 Mikado) and Southern Railway 630 (2-8-0 Consolidation) during the weekend event.

Southern Railway 630 (2-8-0 Consolidation)
Southern Railway 4501 (2-8-2 Mikado) and Southern Railway 630 (2-8-0 Consolidation)

Many of TVRM's other locomotives and cars were in the yard for viewing. I snapped a bunch of photos while we were there. It was a nice mix of rail equipment from Central of Georgia Railroad, Southern Railway, Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad, and others.

Southern Railway 5000, 3170, and 2594

Central of Georgia Railroad 349

Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad 710

Tennessee Valley Railroad EMD GP-7 1829

At the East Chattanooga Station, we toured the shop and watched as the steam locomotives were repositioned on the turntable. A number of cars and locomotives were in the Soule Shops being restored or waiting to be restored.

Turntable action during Tennessee Valley Railfest

Southern Crescent EMD E8A 6914 getting restored

Wheel lathe at Tennessee Valley Railroad Soule Shops

East Chattanooga train station

Baldwin 67738 build plate

The Tennessee Valley Museum's Railfest was definitely a good time to stop, look, and listen to the locomotives. Check out more of my photos over on the photo site: Bubba Harmon Imaging.

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum


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