The last move of "Tennessee Valley Railfest" has Southern Railway #630 and #4501 doubleheading a deadheading train from Grand Junction to East Chattanooga.
The final Father's Day train approaches the patriotically decorated Red Caboose Motel on Paradise Lane as it glides back toward East Strasburg Station.
Southern "Mikado" #4501 is seen in the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum's East Chattanooga Yard as "Consolidation" #630 is rotated on the turntable. Lighting courtesy "Fr... (more)
Southern GP38-2 "class unit" #5000 is displayed at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum's Grand Junction Terminal shortly after repainting into the classic "tuxedo" scheme. Jo... (more)
SR #4501 leads a Missionary Ridge Local train across Tunnel Blvd in Chattanooga. The bridge was constructed for TVRM's use in 1977.
Closing out an interesting weekend of doubleheaded running with SR #630 & #4501, the "Summerville Steam Special" is nearing Chattanooga as the last rays of sunlight reflect off clouds.
With reverberating staccato, N&W 611 lifts her train up the Blue Ridge Grade at Villamont, between Lynchburg and Roanoke.
Roanoke's "Rock Star" locomotive, N&W 611, marches her train up Christiansburg Mountain, rounding the bend at Friendship Road, with views of the of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in ... (more)
Yes, it gets confusing...is it Bristol, Virginia, or Bristol, Tennessee? Sometimes, both! Rolling across the state line in Bristol, NS 25312 gets its train rolling into Tennessee with the famous... (more)
The final "Summerville Steam Special" rolls through South Chattanooga nearing the Georgia State Line in Rossville. This finale trip finds SR #4501 teamed up with SR #630 in a grand disp... (more)
TVRM's "Summerville Steam Special" rolls southward through Georgia. Famed Southern #4501 has been reactivated after a sixteen year semi-retirement.
Seeing double? An amazing 1/12 live steam #4501 is seen with the inspiration in the background. The owner/operator brought "little 4501" from Nebraska for Railfest 2014.
Southern #4501 joined the TVRM excursion fleet during Railfest 2014, seen here posed with 2-8-0 #630.
Closing out the final day of Railfest 2014, newly restored #4501 rests at East Chattanooga with sister #630 as crew members tend to final shutdown procedures for the evening. The glowing harvest ... (more)
Closing out the initial day of Railfest 2014, newly restored #4501 doubleheads a deadhead run to East Chattanooga with #630. Thus ends the first day of public operation for #4501 since 1998.