Roanoke departure added to 21st Century Steam schedule for March 17
(Source: Norfolk Southern press release, March 12, 2013)
NORFOLK, Va. ó A round trip between Roanoke and Lynchburg, Va., on Sunday, March 17, has been added to the previously announced 21st Century Steam excursions. The train, powered by the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museumís (TVRM) steam locomotive SOU 630, will leave Roanoke at 11 a.m. for a 4.5-hour round trip. Tickets can be purchased at TVRMís web site at www.tvrail.com.
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum was founded in 1961 in Chattanooga to create an interpretive operating museum of historic equipment and artifacts in an authentic setting. Today it operates an extensive schedule of historic and scenic trains in Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia, supported by its East Chattanooga shop facility. TVRM is the largest operating historical excursion railroad in the Southeast. In 2012, more than 100,000 people visited the museum or rode on TRVM-sponsored 21st Century Steam excursions.
21st Century Steam is a partnership between Norfolk Southern and TVRM to operate steam-powered excursions throughout the territory Norfolk Southern serves. More information is available on the 21st Century Steam website at www.21stcenturysteam.com.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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