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Chattanooga: Derailed Trolley Tour and Train Ride

Chattanooga: Derailed Trolley Tour and Train Ride

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Join this historical trolly ride and explore Chattanooga's rich transportation history. Enjoy a train ride on the Tennessee valley railroad museum's "Missionary ridge local".

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Duration 225 minutes
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  • Get in touch with Chattanooga's ancient railroad history
  • Discover the early days of horse cars to the train era
  • Take a train ride on the Tennessee valley railroad
  • Ride a trolley with panoramic windows to take in the city sights
  • Admire the mountain incline railway vehicle from 1948
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Embark on a journey through Chattanooga's extensive transportation past on this derailed trolley tour and train ride. Learn about the earliest days of horse-drawn carriages, the renowned train era in Chattanooga, the present era of the automobile, and the development of the electric vehicle. Uncover bits of local history during your Derailed tour at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. You'll encounter different means of transportation through history, such as the mountain incline railway vehicle from around 1948. This excursion includes a ride on the "Missionary ridge local" operated by the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.

  • Guide
  • Tennessee valley railroad museum
  • Train ride
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

The meeting point is in front of the Chattanooga Choo Choo 1400 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402

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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 15 reviews

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We had the best time on the Derailed Trolley Tour. Our hosts (husband and wife) were great. He was extremely knowledgeable and she was extremely fun. Together they made for a wonderful afternoon. We saw many transportation related areas of Chattanooga and some other areas of interest thrown in just for fun. The train ride on the Tennessee Valley Railroad was authentic and very historical. By the end of the tour it felt like we had spent the afternoon with good friends. I highly, highly recommend this tour. It is well worth the cost and a great way to spend the day with some really fun people. When we come back to Chattanooga, we will most likely do this tour again.

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September 10, 2022

Craig (our guide) was very knowledgeable about the history of Chattanooga. Started by boarding at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel and toured (in the motorized trolly) all around town. After about an hour drive around town, we headed to the Tennessee Railroad for a train ride and tour of the active work area. The cost of the train ride is included in the cost of this your. Highly recommend this tour as it provides insight into many historical sights and the facts about the various sights that are viewed along the way. A great value for the money and an easy tour for those who don’t want to do a lot of walking.

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August 26, 2022

Very enlightening tour, the time length of the tour inferred with the time frame with my parking permit had expired. This need to considered when and where to park, or inform the quests how to cover parking expense.

October 18, 2022

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