Consolidation #610

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by cidchase, Sep 9, 2002.

  1. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    Hi folks,
    On Saturday, the better half and I had the pleasure of riding on the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum's Missionary Ridge local in Chattanooga. We travelled through the Missionary Ridge tunnel (windows open, hack, hack), over the Chickamauga Creek trestle, and detrained at the East Chattanooga Yard. There we saw our 2-8-0 Baldwin turned on the turntable, and saw the Engine Shop before returning to the Grand Junction Depot. Less than an hour round trip, but what a blast!!:D :D :D
    The whole operation is funded by fare, gift shop, and donations and is really first class. :cool:
    Also rode the Incline Railway, up Lookout Mountain, but that's another story (flanges on the OUTSIDE of the wheels):eek:

    form Olive Branch
  2. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Hi Cid, Glad you got to see TVRM, its really a neat operation:) Any Sat. spent around trains has got to be a good one.:D :D :D
  3. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    Cidchase, glad you enjoyed it, Should of said something I'm only about ten miles south of Grand Juction.

  4. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Good deal

    That sounds great. Once Jessica get her stuff done here in Wisconsin. We are moving to the Smoky Mountains in Tenneessee. I want to go TVRM.

    My brother in law told me about the Atomic Train in Oak Ride, TN. I'll have to let everyone know how that is!

  5. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    Andy, You'd like it. I've lived below the MD line for about twenty yrs. now. Originally from west central Indiana Which I love too.

    On thing about being in this area is my folks can visit me and feel like thier on vacation too. :D

  6. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member



    May parents are retired and lives in Maryville, TN. I have 2 sisters. One lives in Oak Ridge. The other lives in Maryville. Jessica and I will be living in the Oak Ridge Area.


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