published Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Summer Camp

General Information:

Location: Drop off at Grand Junction Station

Classes at East Chattanooga Depot

Ages: 13-17

Cost: $250.00 (includes lunch) for 12 individuals

Dress Code: Jeans & close-toed shoes

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is proud to announce our first annual summer camp. This camp is geared towards students between 13-17 years old. Our Summer Camp will be a week long and will include instruction on all aspects of railroading. Students in camp will learn railroad terms, signals, how steam and diesel engines work, the history of trains, and the math involved in the running of trains.

Students will also participle in a group project. The shop foreman will introduce students to the project and they will be supervised by shop workers. This project may include, washing a car, painting a caboose, or another project deemed acceptable by the foreman. Along with these hands on experience, students will also participle in a field trip on Friday.


• Locomotive Repair & Restoration

• Railroad history interpretation

• Signaling

• Switching

• Blacksmithing Demonstration

• Field trip to Hiwassee for a trip on the historic loop

• Field trip to Norfolk Southern’s Debutt’s Yard

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