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Date: 08/12/13 06:29
September Steam Excursions in Birmingham
Author: TVRM

Steel City Rail Adventure Coming To Birmingham
Tickets Now on Sale for Steam Railroad Trips

http://tvrail.com/pages/21st-Century-Steam

Chattanooga, TN – The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is bringing steam engine excitement back to Birmingham. On September 14 & September 15, TVRM will be running passenger rail service to Parrish and Wilton areas. The Steel City Rail Adventure will feature authenticly refurbished passenger railcars from the bygone era of railroading. The cars are all air conditioned with comfortable seats and large windows.

"We are proud to partner with Norfolk Southern on a continuing series of unique railroad trips that haven't seen service in quite some time," said Steve Freer, spokesperson for TVRM. "We are very proud of the great history of railroading and how this partnership, called the 21st Century Steam helps us fulfill our mission", he added.

The excursions on September 14 & 15 are steam locomotive led trips over Norfolk Southern’s Alabama Division main lines radiating out of Birmingham. Ex-Southern Railway 2-8-0 #630 will be the featured locomotive. The boarding location for all trips will be the old Southern Railway Terminal Station property located at 2680 2nd Avenue North in Birmingham. The trains offer full service amenities including restrooms, a commissary car will be selling snacks, soft drinks, and light food items. A gift shop will also be featured on the train for those wishing to purchase souvenir items. Passengers will remain on board the train until returning to Birmingham, including the turn around at each destination. All times shown for Alabama trips are within the Central Time Zone. The excursions are as follows:

September 14 & 15 (morning): Birmingham, AL to Parrish, AL –Approximate 6 hour, 82-mile round trip rail excursion departs at 8:00 am and returns around 2:00 pm. This trip follows the Norfolk Southern line toward Sheffield.

September 14 & 15 (afternoon): Birmingham, AL to Wilton, AL –Approximate 6-1/2 hour round trip, 98-mile round trip rail excursion departs at 2:00 pm and returns around 8:30 pm. This trip goes south on the line toward Mobile.

Tickets are $45 for adults and $35 for children age 3-12. Children under age 3 not occupying a seat do not require a ticket. Tickets for all excursions can be purchased online at tvrail.com or by calling 423/894-8028.




Date: 08/12/13 09:07
Re: September Steam Excursions in Birmingham
Author: Jimbo

Are there any other 21st Century Steam trips planned this fall (other than the Railfest trips September 7 and 8)?



Date: 08/12/13 10:37
Re: September Steam Excursions in Birmingham
Author: TVRM

Jimbo Wrote:
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> Are there any other 21st Century Steam trips
> planned this fall (other than the Railfest trips
> September 7 and 8)?

"Any additional excursions will be announced as information is available." Stay tuned....



Date: 08/12/13 17:15
Re: September Steam Excursions in Birmingham
Author: trainapproaching

I hope Raleigh-New Bern happens some time.



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