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Tourist Railroads & Museums - Southeast Region

This page provides a directory of tourist railroads, scenic train rides, steam trains, and railroad museums in Virginia, West Virginia, Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama.

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Tourist Trains Guidebook - Guide to 470 tourist railroads, train rides, and railroad museums

21st Century Steam - Partnership between Norfolk Southern and Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum to preserve and operate three steam locomotives based in Chattanooga

Big South Fork Scenic Railway - Diesel excursions over the historic trackage of the Kentucky and Tennessee Railway in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains; Stearns, Kentucky

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway - 26 mile diesel-powered excursions; Blue Ridge, Georgia

Bluegrass Scenic Railroad & Museum - Six mile round trip through the horse farms of Woodford County aboard a 1930's era passenger train; Versailles, Kentucky

Boca Express Train Museum - Guided tours of two Seaboard Air Line streamlined rail cars, restored Florida East Coast depot, Atlantic Coast Line caboose, and Baldwin steam engine; Boca Raton, Florida

C&O Railway Heritage Center - Restored 1895 C&O freight depot plus caboose, dining car, combine car, and replica signal tower; Clifton Forge, Virginia

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Canton Train Museum - Restored 1890 Illinois Central Railroad depot in Canton, Mississippi

Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum - Model railroad layouts, replica steam engine, museum, and store; Jackson, Tennessee

Cass Scenic Railroad - Five-hour excursions using Shay steam locomotives on a former logging railroad in Cass, West Virginia

Central Florida Railroad Museum - Former 1913 Tavares & Gulf Railroad depot houses railroad artifacts in Winter Garden, Florida

Cheat Mountain Salamander - 128-mile, 9-hour, diesel-powered excursions through the Cheat Mountain Wilderness from Elkins to Spruce, West Virginia

Children's Museum of Oak Ridge - Houses the Knoxville Area Model Railroad Club as part of The World of Trains wing; Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Cookeville Depot Museum - Railroad artifacts and model railroad layout housed in a Tennessee Central Railway depot; Cookeville, Tennessee

Cowan Railroad Museum - Large collection of railroad relics, memorabilia, displays, and a real steam locomotive; Cowan, Tennessee

Crewe Railroad Museum - Railroad exhibits including a steam locomotive, diesel engine, caboose, and model trains; Crewe, Virginia

David R. and Susan S. Goode Railwalk - 1/3-mile linear park along the railroad tracks in Roanoke, Virginia

Day Out With Thomas - Full-size replicas of Thomas the Tank Engine operate on tourist railroads throughout the US and Canada

Disney World Monorail System - Details the operation of the 14.7-mile monorail at Walt Disney World in Florida

Doe River Gorge Ministries - Operates occasional diesel-powered train excursions into the Doe River Gorge on the former East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad; Hampton, Tennessee

Dollywood Express - Five-mile narrow gauge steam excursions in the Dollywood amusement park; Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad - Offers three distinct passenger excursions along the Greenbrier River, plus freight service on the West Virginia Central Railroad; Elkins, West Virginia

Durbin Rocket - 10.5-mile excursions powered by a 1910 Climax geared logging locomotive in the Monongahela National Forest; Durbin, West Virginia

Elkhorn City Railroad Museum - Collection of railroad equipment and artifacts in Elkhorn City, Kentucky

Flagler Museum - Restored historic home of Henry Flagler, founder of the Florida East Coast Railway; Palm Beach, Florida

Florida Railroad Experience - Railroad museum to be built in Parrish, Florida

Florida Railroad Museum - Operating railroad museum with 12-mile diesel-powered excursions; Parrish, Florida

Folkston Funnel - Viewing platform to watch CSX freight trains and Amtrak passenger trains in Folkston, Georgia, plus a railroad museum in the nearby depot

Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village - Operates a Vulcan Iron Works steam locomotive on select weekends; Tifton, Georgia

Gold Coast Railroad Museum - Museum houses steam and diesel engines, cars, and equipment, plus train rides every weekend; Miami, Florida

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad - Diesel-powered excursions and dinner trains over a 53 mile route with two tunnels and 25 bridges; Dillsboro, North Carolina

Greenwood Railroad Museum - Railroad equipment on display including a 1906 2-8-2 steam engine; Greenwood, South Carolina

Gypsy Express - 16" gauge miniature train rides on a replica Santa Fe Super Chief; Staunton, Virginia

Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum - Operates the Calera & Shelby Railroad, a standard-gauge, diesel-powered line running nearly ten miles on a former Louisville & Nashville railroad branch, and the Shelby & Southern Railroad, a narrow-gauge line, featuring Alabama's only operating steam locomotive on a scenic trip through the Alabama woods; Birmingham, Alabama

Hiwassee River Rail Adventures - 50 and 94-mile diesel-powered train excursions through the Hiwassee River Gorge from Etowah, Tennessee

Huntington Railroad Museum - C&O Mallet Freight Locomotive #1308 and other equipment on display; Huntington, West Virginia

Huntsville Historic Depot - Only surviving antebellum passenger depot in Alabama, and one of few in the US; Huntsville, Alabama

Kentucky Railway Museum - 22-mile steam-powered excursions and dinner trains; New Haven, Kentucky

Lancaster and Chester Railway Museum - Scale model replica of the origional 29-mile route of the L&C; Lancaster, South Carolina

Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum - Operates a museum in Townsend, Tennessee, collecting, preserving and exhibiting the history of the railroad and lumber company

Lookout Mountain Incline Railway - Incline on Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Lynnville Railroad Museum - Steam engine and memorabilia in Lynnville, Tennessee

McComb Railroad Museum - Railroad arifacts plus steam locomotive and railcars on display; McComb, Mississippi

Memphis Railroad & Trolley Museum - Tells the history of railroads and trolleys in the Mid-South; Memphis, Tennessee

Meridian Railroad Museum - Preserving the railroad heritage of Middle Mississippi; Meridian, Mississippi

Mississippi Delta Railroad - Shortline railroad operates 60 miles between Swan Lake and Jonestown, Mississippi, plus occasional passenger excursions from Clarksdale

Mount Dora Scenic Railway - One-hour diesel-powered excursions from Eustis, Florida

Mountain Explorer Dinner Train - Weekend dinner trains from Elkins, West Virginia

Mud Island Monorail - Connects Mud Island River Park with downtown Memphis, Tennessee

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train - Two hour dinner and lunch excursions; Bardstown, Kentucky

Naples Depot Museum - Railroad exhibits and restored railcars at a former Seaboard Air Line station in Naples, Florida

Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis Depot & Railroad Museum - HO layout, photos, artifacts, and related memorabilia associated with railroad and local history; Jackson, Tennessee

National Railroad Museum and Hall of Fame - Railroad artifacts and model railroad layout; Hamlet, North Carolina

New River Train - October excursions through the New River Gorge from Huntington to Hinton, West Virginia

New Tygart Flyer - 46-mile, 4-hour, diesel-powered excursions through the Cheat Mountain Wilderness from Elkins, West Virginia

Norlina Train Museum - Railroad artifacts in a former US Dept of Defense Hospital Car; Norlina, North Carolina

North Alabama Railroad Museum - Museum and diesel-powered train excursions on the Mercury and Chase Railroad; Huntsville, Alabama

North Carolina Railway Museum - Museum and diesel-powered excursions on the New Hope Valley Railway; New Hill, North Carolina

North Carolina Transportation Museum - 37-bay roundhouse that includes 25 locomotives, dozens of rail cars, and other exhibits, plus seasonal train rides; Spencer, North Carolina

O. Winston Link Museum - Presents galleries of photography by O. Winston Link, housed in a restored passenger station in Roanoke, Virginia

Okefenokee Heritage Center - History museum features a 1912 Baldwin 2-8-2 steam locomotive plus rolling stock and depot; Waycross, Georgia

Orange Blossom Cannonball - Steam excursions on the Florida Central Railroad behind Reader Railroad 2-6-0 #2; Tavares, Florida

Orlando Star Clipper Dinner Train - Two and three-hour luncheon and dinner trains; Eustis, Florida

Ozan Vineyard Train - Train excursions on the Heart of Dixie Railroad from Ozan Vineyards, Calera, Alabama

Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad - Diesel-powered excursions and dinner train; Romney, West Virginia

Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati - Outdoor collection of 50+ railcars and locomotives; Covington, Kentucky

Richmond Railroad Museum - Railroad equipment and HO scale layout on display; Richmond, Virginia

Richwood Tahoe Railroad - Half-scale live steam railroad offers public train rides in Crestview Hills, Kentucky

Roundhouse Railroad Museum - Collection of locomotives and rolling stock plus several historic railroad structures including roundhouse and turntable; Savannah, Georgia

SAM Shortline - Diesel-powered excursions in Northwest Georgia between Cordele, Leslie, Americus, Plains, and Archery

Secret City Scenic Excursion Train - Diesel-powered excursion trains with restored Southern equipment on 14 miles of former Department of Energy track through the original Manhattan Project facility; Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Seminole Gulf Railway - Murder mystery dinner train; Fort Myers, Florida

Shelby & Southern Narrow Gauge Steam Railroad - Two-foot gauge steam railroad at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum in Birmingham, Alabama

South Carolina Railroad Museum - Operates 10-mile diesel-powered excursions on the Rockton, Rion & Western Railroad; Winnsboro, South Carolina

South Florida Railway Museum - Railroad exhibits and N, HO, and HOn3 scale model railroad layouts; Deerfield Beach, Florida

Southeastern Narrow Gauge & Shortline Museum - Railroad equipment and artifacts on display at a restored 1924 depot in Newton, North Carolina

Southeastern Railway Museum - Displays 90 pieces of retired railroad equipment including historic Pullman cars and steam locomotives, owned and operated by the Atlanta Chapter, NRHS; Duluth, Georgia

Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History - Exhibits include The Great Locomotive Chase and the significant role of railroads in the Civil War; Kennesaw, Georgia

Southwest Florida Museum of History - Museum housed in a former Atlantic Coast Line depot in Fort Myers, Florida

SteamPhotos.com by Christopher Muller - Thousands of photos of North American tourist railroads in a variety of scenic settings, plus prints, gifts, and calendars for sale

Stevenson Railroad Depot Museum - Railroad artifacts displayed in an 1872 depot in Stevenson, Alabama

Stone Mountain Scenic Railroad - Five mile steam-powered excursions at Stone Mountain Park; Stone Mountain, Georgia

Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum - HO scale model railroad and exhibits housed in an 1885 Seaboard Airline station in Suffolk, Virginia

Tennessee Central Railway Museum - Museum and passenger excursions on the Nashville & Eastern Railroad; Nashville, Tennessee

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum - Steam excursions from Chattanooga, Tennessee

The Little Engine That Could Rail Tour - Full-size replica of The Little Engine That Could operates on tourist railroads throughout the US

Three Rivers Rambler - 90-minute vintage steam train excursions through the Knoxville countryside along the Tennessee River

Thronateeska Heritage Center - History museum, railroad equipment displays, and HO scale model railroad; Albany, Georgia

Tuscumbia Railway - Train rides, roller coaster, carousel, and museum; Tuscumbia, Alabama

Tweetsie Railroad - Narrow gauge steam railroad in a Wild West theme park; Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Tweetsie Railroad Photos - Photos from the theme park's annual railfan weekend, including double-header steam with engines 12 & 190

U.S. Army Transportation Museum - Exhibits from the colonial days to present, including steam locomotives and military rail cars; Fort Eustis, Virginia

Virginia Museum of Transportation - Collection of locomotives and rolling stock, plus O gauge model train layout; Roanoke, Virginia

Wales West Light Railway - Authentic 2 foot gauge Welsh steam railway and 7-1/2" grand scale line at the Train & Garden Lovers Family Park in Silverhill, Alabama

Water Valley Casey Jones Railroad Museum - Railroad memorabilia and photos in a former Illinois Central depot in Water Valley, Mississippi

West Florida Railroad Museum - Dedicated to the preservation of the railroad history of Northwest Florida and South Alabama; Milton; Florida

Wilmington Railroad Museum - Artifact collection and model train layouts; Wilmington, North Carolina

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