Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s 50th Anniversary Railfest

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. Others will be: Leigh Valley Coal #126, Southern FP7 #6133, Southern GP30 #2594, An A-B set of NS F units, and Norfolk Southern #4610. Photo by PeytonG

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum‘s first ever Railfest will celebrate its 50th anniversary over Labor Day weekend. Activities include special rail excursions, entertainment, storytelling, concerts, on-site demonstrations and exhibits, and food.

Guest locomotives include two of Norfolk Southern’s executive Fs, recently restored Gramling Locomotive Works 0-6-0T No. 126, and North Carolina Transportation Museum’s Southern Railway FP7, No. 6133. Newly restored Southern Railway 2-8-0 No. 630 will get special attention during the event.

The event begins Thursday, Sept. 1, with a banquet featuring Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman. A night photo session will take place Sept. 2. The Southern FP7 will operate Missionary Ridge local trains during the festival, while the tank engine makes shorter trips. An excursion into Georgia will take place on Labor Day using the 6133 and Southern GP30 No. 2594.

Debuting during the event is the exhibit “50 years of steam in the Valley,” showcasing the photography of the museum by John W. Coniglio. Children’s activities include strolling magicians, a petting zoo, handcar rides, wooden trains, coloring pages, and crafts. Civil War re-enactors will have encampments and garrison demonstrations.


Railfest @ The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum – 9 a.m.

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a special celebration on Labor Day weekend, Sept 2, 3, 4 & 5, 2011 starting.

Publish Date: 02/27/2011 3:00


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