Tennessee Train Rides
Tennessee offers breathtaking scenery on train rides throughout the mountains of East Tennessee.
• Big South Fork Railway - Sit back and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area while the train makes its way through deep gorges and hugs steep cliff lines to take you back into a bygone era of logging and coal mining.
• Blue Ridge Scenic Railway - The train route consists of a 26-mile round trip through historic Murphy Junction along the beautiful Toccoa River. This railroad was built over 100 years ago and is the only mainline railroad excursion service based in Georgia. Each trip begins at the depot in Blue Ridge, Georgia and includes a stop in McCaysville which permits passengers to disembark and stretch their legs while exploring the downtown communities of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee. Each round trip takes approximately 3 1/2 hours.
• Hiawasee Train Rides - Passenger trains run on the Historic Old Line along the Hiwassee Scenic River, through the Cherokee National Forest, and then up and around the Bald Mountain Loop in southeastern Tennessee.
• Secret City Scenic Excursion Train - Trains depart from the Heritage Center (formerly K-25) near Oak Ridge, Tennessee, an historic Department of Energy facility where research and development plunged the United States into the Atomic Age. The train winds along Poplar Creek and Highway 327 in the beautiful hills and valleys of East Tennessee.
• Tennessee Central Railway Museum - Watch Tennessee roll past your wide sightseeing window at scenic level aboard one of TCRM's special excursion trains. Streamlined coaches feature air-conditioning, large sightseeing windows, and comfortable seats.
• Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum - Relive the golden age of railroading at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, the largest operating historic railroad in the Southeast. Experience the classic Missionary Ridge Local, take an all-day excursion to Summerville, Georgia, or see the beautiful Hiwassee River Gorge.