When not on NS mainline tours, Southern 630 earns her keep on TVRM’s “bread and butter” operation, the Missionary Ridge Local, a six-mile round trip ride on the outskirts of Chattanooga.
Southern 630 and the NS F's meet up for the first time at TVRM's Grand Junction wye. They would all be taking part in the Museum's 50th Anniversary weekend celebration. Photo by Casey Thomason.... (more)
Guest engine Southern FP7 #6133 leads one of the day's Local trips across the Chickamauga Creek.
Southern 630 leads a TVRM Missionary Ridge Local excursion over Chickamauga Creek.
Steam in the valley....
Sheer power at your fingertips..
Southern 630 heads over the Chickamauga Creek Trestle on a beautiful spring day. This was the engine's first weekend of operation for the 2012 season.
TVRM 101... now arriving... Grand Junction station.
1829 pulling into the station.
Southern 630 out stretching it's legs on the tracks at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum while NS 131 rides the mainline above.
Southern Ladies On my only sighting of the Southern painted 4610 she was on display at the Tennessee Valley Railfest alongside a Southern inspired painted A-B set of F units. Now the news c... (more)
A year ago today, I saw 610 steam for the last time before she went down for her overhaul. She is currently sitting under the shelter in East Chattanooga (where 4501 sat before going in for work),... (more)
Southern 630 and Southern 6133 pose for photos at East Chatt.
The 6133 borrowed from the NC Transportation Museum comes off the turntable after going for a spin.