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BLUE RIDGE RAILWAY


 
Fans of vintage trains and the historical railroad will have several unique opportunities to ride trains on 3 different railroads located near enough to Ellijay and the North Georgia Mountains.
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway-Blue Ridge, Georgia - 20 minutes from Ellijay



Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum-Chattanooga, Tennessee - 1 hour from Ellijay


Great Smoky Mountains Railroad-Bryson City/Dillsboro, North Carolina - 2 1/4 hours from Ellijay





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BLUE RIDGE SCENIC RAILWAY, BLUE RIDGE GEORGIA

 

BLUE RIDGE SCENIC RAILWAY
The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway departs from the old train depot in downtown historic Blue Ridge. The Blue Ridge train rides the tracks that follow along the scenic Toccoa River to the tourist town of McCaysville, Georgia. Walk across the Blue Line while in McCaysville, Georgia and you will be in another state in Copperhill, Tennessee. The train ride takes 3 1/2 hour for 26 mile round trip ride, with a 1 1/2 hour stopover to shop, eat, stretch your legs and explore.


The Blue Ridge Railway operates the months of March through December, on weekends until June 13th when it begins daily rides.  Then the Blue Ridge scenic railway runs daily through July. During the leaf season of October, daily trips  begin in early October. For additional information, call 1-800-934-1898 .  Make reservations for the special events as early as possible since reservations fill up quickly.

Cab Rides available for all 11:00am trips.  

Mild and Wild Water Adventure trips most days.

August  and September  - one-way trip to the Hiawassee Loop.  

September  - round trip around Hiawassee Loop.

October  - Pumpkin Pickin' Special.   
Blue Ridge Scenic Railways' Pumpkin Pickin' Special
Blue Ridge
Downtown Blue Ridge
Travel to the Great Pumpkin Patch where you will get off the train to meet Farmer Brown and his loveable Acarecrow. While at the Patch choose your very own special pumpkin. . Reservations suggested.
For reservations and/or information, call 706-632-9833 or 800-934-1898
800-934-1898

It's never too early to reserve for very popular October leaf season trips and the Santa Christmas trips!

The Christmas Express
Make your plans and reservations now for the Christmas Express on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway!

The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway celebrates the holidays with The Christmas Express -- twenty-three festive, fun-filled train rides. Passengers will be treated to holiday refreshments at the depot before boarding. On board, passengers will hear Christmas stories, sing Christmas carols with elves, and visit with the North Pole's jolliest elf himself during the ride.
Seats are limited: Advance reservations are required. For tickets or more information, call: 1-800-934-1898

Night Trains to Santa’s Pavilion
This is a late afternoon departure  from the Blue Ridge Depot for the 1 hour train ride while Santa visits with the children in each car and gives each child a Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Christmas memento and candy cane. Santa will pose with the passengers for pictures on the train or in the Christmas Pavilion during the two hour layover. Take time to eat and shop the many stores and antique galleries while in McCaysville/ Copperhill.
For more information on any of the above, please contact the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Ticket Office at 800-934-1898.


 Ride the Blue Ridge Railway for an adventurous and scenic train ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway through the North Georgia  Mountains as the train  follows the tracks along the river banks of the Toccoa River from Blue Ridge, Georgia to Copperhill, Tennessee.  The train runs March through December for spectacular views through the  beautiful North Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains.  In the summertime, a combination package is available that includes the train ride with whitewater river rafting on the Ocoee River.  In spring, when you ride the Blue Ridge train, you can enjoy the surrounding beauty of spring  with blooming dogwoods and redbuds in full bloom. In late spring, the rhododendrons and laurels will add their blooms to the North Georgia Mountains.  In fall, the leaf colors are bright and fiery.  

In December, ride the Christmas Express Train to celebrate the holidays Polar Express style along with a special visit to the North Pole with Santa.  This is a wonderful family celebration event and essential to make reservations way in advance.  The Christmas train ride is extremely popular and gets sold out quickly.  In addition this year, Christmas in July can be celebrated on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad.  Take a train ride with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus who will be vacationing in the north Georgia Mountains.The event shold be a real pleaser to children of all ages.

Tickets and Information:
1-800-934-1898
1-706-632-9833


The train depot location is at 241 Depot Street in the middle of downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia.
The train route chugs a 26-mile round trip along the beautiful Toccoa River in open air rairoad cars or climate controlled cars. This vintage scenic passenger railroad was built over 100 years ago.
Each train trip, which begins at the train depot in Blue Ridge, Georgia, will  stop in McCaysville which will allow passengers to disembark the Blue ridge train for 1 1/2 hours to explore the towns, sretch their legs, eat lunch, eat ice cream, shop for antiques, local crafts and souvenirs in McCaysville, Georgia and adjacent sister town, Copperhill, Tennessee. The round trip will take approximately 3 1/2 hours.





TENNESSEE VALLEY RAILROAD MUSEUM, CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE


Experience the excitement of the rairoad on another exciting train ride located an hour from Ellijay in Tennessee.
The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee is the largest operating historic railroad in the Southeast!

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum  offers a  huge choice of train rides for your budget and times. For a quick trip, the Missionary Ridge Local excursion takes only 55 minutes but packs all sorts of excitement from a ride through a Civil War era tunnel to a guided tour of their restoration shop.   A longer train ride, the Chickamauga Turn, is a 5-1/2 hour round trip ride to historic Chickamauga, Ga.


 Newthis year! Take the Hiwassee round trip up the beautiful lower Hiwassee River gorge. This 3-1/2 hour trip will take you to the top of the famous "Hiwassee Loop" where the tracks cross over themselves as they corkscrew up the mountain near Farner, Tennessee.
Hiwassee River Rail Adventures - The Loop (1 trip/day)
Hiwassee River Rail Adventures - The Loop (2 trips/day)
Hiwassee River Rail Adventures - Copperhill Special
The trains are running again on the Historic Old Line along the Hiwassee Scenic River, through the Cherokee National Forest, and then up and around the "Loop" in southeastern Tennessee! Excursions beginning April 7 through November 25, 2007. Hiwassee Loop excursions will begin with a stop at the L&N Depot Museum in Etowah, Tennessee. This fify mile, three hour roundtrip offers breathtaking views of the Hiwassee River Gorge and the famous "Loop", where the tracks cross over themselves as the train climbs Bald Mountain. Copperhill excursions will also be featured on certain weekends. These 90 mile, six hour roundtrips will include the "Loop" and then continue into Copperhill, Tennessee, with a stopover for shopping, eating and exploring in the historic copper mining town. For tickets contact Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum by phone at 1-423-894-8028, Extension #1.


For questions or information concerning the Hiwassee River Gorge contact the Tennessee Overhill Association at:
Phone:
423-263.7232


If you want to take an entire day riding the railroad; multiple  Dixie Land Excursions are offered throughout the year.

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum's main terminal is at Grand Junction Station.
The other station is the East Chattanooga Depot, where the restoration shop is located. If you ride the Missionary Ridge Local, you'll get a tour of the shop and watch the locomotive be turned on the turntable.


Sales for the North Pole Limited Tickets for 2008 go on sale in June. Order quickly since this Christmas event sells out early!



Dixieland excursion brochure includes rates and special trips descriptions




GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS RAILROAD BRYSON CITY AND DILLSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA

 The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is the furtherest away and really, you will have enough train rides just in Blue Ridge and chattanooga.  However, if you are an extreme vintage train fan, you may want to venture to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. The Smoky Mountains train offers scenic train rides through the North Carolina Smoky Mountains. A ride on The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is a thrilling adventure with 53 miles of track, two tunnels and 15 bridges. Many choices of excursions range from half day to full day round trips and are priced accordingly.   In addition you may choose from steam or diesel engines, ride gourmet dinner trains, mystery theatre dinner trains, rafting combinations, and various seating options and pricing.

Ride the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Polar Express November 10 - December 23 on the Smoky Mountains Railroad for a story, visit with Santa and a "trip to the North Pole".  In addition try the Polar Express Dining Train for dinner and Santa 12/2-12/23. Make your reservations early in the year for these exciting Christmas train travel options.

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NIGHTSHADE MYSTERY THEATRE offers an entertaining, hilarious and exciting collection of mysteries in the 2007 Mystery Theatre Dinner Train series on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. The scenic vistas or starlet skies of the North Carolina Mountains pass by your dining car window as comic tales of intrigue unfold between the courses of a delightful dinner. Your skills as a sleuth will be needed to solve the ultimate mystery. The 3 hour Mystery Dinner Theatre Train pulls out of the Dillsboro Depot at 7:30 PM ( October 18, 25 Mystery Trains depart at 8:00 PM).

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DINNER TRAIN
Enjoy a lovely and very special romantic evening in beautifully restored dining cars on the Dinner train. Excellent cuisine, fine china, tablecloths, and candlelight ambiance make for a memorable and enjoyable evening. The Smoky Mountains Dinner Train offers first class seating with a four course gourmet meal.  SCHEDULE


The Polar Express™
Departing Bryson City November 9-11, 15-18, 23-25 29,30 and December 1-2, 4-9, 11-23.
The Polar Express comes to life when the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey to our "North Pole". Guests on board will enjoy hot chocolate and treats while listening and reading along with the magical story. Experience the joy of watching the children's faces when the train arrives at our "North Pole," where Santa Claus will be waiting. Santa will board The Polar Express where he will greet each child and present them with a special memento. Holiday carols will be sung on the return trip to Bryson City. Families will want to make this a holiday tradition!