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Missionary Ridge Tunnel


Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum's passenger trains run on an historic route which includes Missionary Ridge Tunnel, completed in 1858 and on the National Register of Historic Places.  The tunnel is the primary reason TVRM runs on the three-mile section of the former Southern Railway.  As railroad equipment grew too large to pass through and the single-track tunnel became a traffic jam for an other wise double-track railroad, Southern Railway abandoned the three mile portion of the line and built a new section around the end of Missionary Ridge, avoiding the tunnel altogether.  TVRM restored rails through the tunnel in 1971 and continues to use the pre-Civil War Tunnel on a daily basis.

Hours Open: varies

Time Period Represented: 1858-1950

Seasons Open: Jan-Dec

Visitor Fees: $10 & up

How to Get There

The only way to view pre-Civil War Missionary Ridge Tunnel is to ride one of TVRM's trips through the ridge on a Missionary Ridge Local train ride.

 ADA Accessibility Notes


 Pet Friendly Notes

No pets allowed

For More Information, Contact:

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421
423-894-8028 ext zero · fax 423-894-8029

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Latitude: 35.064664700
Longitude: -85.240334300
Elevation: 859 FT (262 M)
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