Southern 630 to run fall steam specials in Tennessee

Southern 630 to run steam specials this fall

Surrounded by spring foliage, the 630 leads a TVRM Missionary Ridge Local excursion out of East Chattanooga. Photo by John Higginson

The newly restored Southern Railway 2-8-0 No. 630. will be operating steam excursion trains this fall at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.  The Southern 630 Summerville Steam Special and Autumn Leaf Specials will operate from Grand Junction Station in Chattanooga to Summerville, Ga., traveling past Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park and through Chickamauga, Rock Spring, LaFayette, and Trion.

Trips will operate Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29, and Nov. 5, departing at 9 a.m. each day. The cost is $70 without lunch; $90 with lunch, or $105 for Pullman Section seating with lunch.

Tickets may be ordered here, or by calling 423-894-8028, ext. 0, weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time.

The Low-Tech Times › Southern 630 Update

Train Tuesdays. Southern 630 Mainline Test Runs. A little over a month after Norfolk Southern ran a test train led by Southern steam locomotive 630, NS ran another test train on Tuesday, August 8, 2011,

Publish Date: 08/09/2011 20:44

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s 50th Anniversary RailfestThe

Southern Railway #630 steams across Chickamauga Creek on a beautiful spring day. This locomotive will be one of the star attractions in the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s 50th Anniversary Railfest.

Publish Date: 08/15/2011 11:39

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