Tennessee Central Railway Museum

Tennessee Central Railway Museum Tennessee Central Railway Museum 220 Willow Street Nashville, TN 37210 http://www.tcry.org/ Museum 615-244-9001 Terry Bebout, President Fax 615-244-2120 E
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The Tennessee Central Railway Museum is a volunteer, non-profit organization. Our mission is to preserve, restore, interpret, and operate historic railroad equipment to educate our guests about America's railroads. We have a growing collection of historic equipment, but TCRM is much more than a static museum. Our specialty is operating historic trains, providing a unique opportunity to ride a 1950's vintage train through beautiful Middle Tennessee. Since the 1989, TCRM has been running passenger excursions from Nashville to points east. Current destinations include Lebanon, Watertown, Cookeville, and Monterey, Tennessee. Trains typically consist of air-conditioned coaches with refreshments and souvenirs available onboard. Many trains also include deluxe accommodations in special cars available at extra cost. TCRM has preserved a collection of passenger cars, cabooses, freight cars, and locomotives. Our volunteers are at work on most Saturdays restoring and maintaining this equipment. The museum began as an extension of the local division of the National Model Railroad Association, the Cumberland Division SER-NMRA. Since Cumberland Division SER-NMRA Inc., an IRS 501(c)(3) Federal income tax-exempt organization, does business as Tennessee Central Railway Museum, donations to the Museum are tax-deductible. The Museum headquarters is located in the former Tennessee Central Railway Master Mechanic's office at 220 Willow Street near downtown Nashville. The building houses offices, a library, and a collection of railroad material, including the largest collection of Tennessee Central Railway artifacts to be found anywhere. Monthly membership meetings are held at this facility.

02/04/2020

Don’t get left at the station- get your excursion tickets today at TCRY.org! From wine trains to family friendly children’s events, there is an excursion for everyone in 2020. Tickets on sale nowπŸš‚πŸŽŸπŸŽ­πŸ·πŸ°πŸ›€

Tickets are on sale now at TCRY.org! πŸš‚πŸŽŸ
01/24/2020
Capitol Theatre

Tickets are on sale now at TCRY.org! πŸš‚πŸŽŸ

If you haven't heard, this year we are partnering up with the Tennessee Central Railway Museum to bring you even more opportunities to visit the Capitol Theatre!
Don't miss out on our first event with them! Hop on board the Broadway train and come and see You're A Good Man Charlie Brown!

https://public.whistletix.com/tcry/Events/382135

Family fun for all ages on our March 7th Excursion Trip to the Capital Theatre in Lebanon for a great performance of β€œYo...
01/10/2020

Family fun for all ages on our March 7th Excursion Trip to the Capital Theatre in Lebanon for a great performance of β€œYou’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”! Tickets for this unique experience are on sale now at TCRY.org πŸŽŸβ˜€οΈπŸš‚

Happy Holidays from the Tennessee Central Railway Museum! The museum will re-open on January 2; tickets for 2020 availab...
12/26/2019

Happy Holidays from the Tennessee Central Railway Museum! The museum will re-open on January 2; tickets for 2020 available at TCRY.org 24/7! πŸš‚β„οΈπŸ₯³

Train Robberies, Murder Mysteries, Easter Bunnies, Wine, Broadway Theatre, and more are in store on our 2020 Excursion T...
12/19/2019

Train Robberies, Murder Mysteries, Easter Bunnies, Wine, Broadway Theatre, and more are in store on our 2020 Excursion Trains! Tickets for these unique experiences are on sale now at TCRY.org and make perfect holiday gifts πŸŽπŸŽŸπŸš‚. Don’t miss out, get yours today!

πŸ’ŒπŸ“£β™₯️ πŸŽŸπŸš‚ Red is for Valentines Day! A Valentines Day trip has been added to the 2020 schedule for Saturday, February 15. ...
12/12/2019

πŸ’ŒπŸ“£β™₯️ πŸŽŸπŸš‚ Red is for Valentines Day! A Valentines Day trip has been added to the 2020 schedule for Saturday, February 15. Tickets on sale now at TCRY.org!

Best seats in the house! πŸš‚ πŸ‘‘ πŸš‚ Interested in riding in the 2nd floor dome car vestibule? Reserve your tickets early for ...
12/10/2019

Best seats in the house! πŸš‚ πŸ‘‘ πŸš‚ Interested in riding in the 2nd floor dome car vestibule? Reserve your tickets early for 2020- now on sale at TCRY.org!

Ride the rails with us on a unique excursion to Lebanon’s Capital Theatre on Saturday, March 7 for the musical Broadway ...
11/30/2019

Ride the rails with us on a unique excursion to Lebanon’s Capital Theatre on Saturday, March 7 for the musical Broadway production of β€œYou’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”! Tickets for this family friendly train ride include admission to the play. On sale now at TCRY.org!

Update πŸŽŸπŸš‚πŸŽ…: We have a few seats left for the December 7 & 14 North Pole Express Trains, November 30 is sold out. All tra...
11/12/2019

Update πŸŽŸπŸš‚πŸŽ…: We have a few seats left for the December 7 & 14 North Pole Express Trains, November 30 is sold out. All trains will sell out- don’t delay in reserving your 2019 tickets! Visit TCRY.org to purchase tickets and view the full schedule.

The North Pole Express trains are selling fast so don’t delay in getting your tickets and have a train ride with Santa and his elves πŸš‚πŸš‚ Tickets on sale at TCRY.org!

The North Pole Express trains are selling fast so don’t delay in getting your tickets and have a train ride with Santa a...
11/07/2019

The North Pole Express trains are selling fast so don’t delay in getting your tickets and have a train ride with Santa and his elves πŸš‚πŸš‚ Tickets on sale at TCRY.org!

News from the museum: πŸ“¬βž‘οΈπŸš‚North Pole Express trips with Santa are selling fast.  Don’t miss out on seeing Santa and his ...
10/31/2019

News from the museum: πŸ“¬βž‘οΈπŸš‚
North Pole Express trips with Santa are selling fast. Don’t miss out on seeing Santa and his elves along with Victorian Carolers! πŸŽ„πŸš‚πŸŽΆ
The first 3 trips of 2020 are now on sale! Great for Christmas gifts! πŸŽπŸŽ„πŸŽ
New in 2020: love musical play excursion to the Capitol Theater for a family favorite β€˜Your a Good Man Charlie Brown’
Check out our full schedule of events and purchase tickets at TCRY.org today πŸš‚

Be sure to check out our gift shop (located in the baggage car) aboard your next excursion! πŸš‚πŸŽπŸš‚
10/22/2019

Be sure to check out our gift shop (located in the baggage car) aboard your next excursion! πŸš‚πŸŽπŸš‚

There is still plenty of time to ride the rails with us in 2019 πŸš‚πŸš‚πŸš‚ View our schedule, read excursion descriptions, and ...
10/14/2019

There is still plenty of time to ride the rails with us in 2019 πŸš‚πŸš‚πŸš‚ View our schedule, read excursion descriptions, and purchase tickets at TCRY.org under the Train Rides tab! πŸŽŸπŸ‚

Nashville Steam
10/11/2019

Nashville Steam

The October Restoration Tour Day is TOMORROW from 9am to 3pm! Members of the Nashville Steam Team will lead you on hour long guided tours of No. 576 and the restoration area. Last tour is at 2pm. Next tour date is November 2nd as part of the Tennessee Central Railway Museum’s Fall Open House!! #StripeHype #TheDuchess

Come ride the train with us this fall! πŸ‚πŸš‚πŸ View our schedule and purchase tickets today at TCRY.org.
10/05/2019

Come ride the train with us this fall! πŸ‚πŸš‚πŸ View our schedule and purchase tickets today at TCRY.org.

Tennessee Central Railway Museum
10/05/2019

Tennessee Central Railway Museum

The train got robbed in Watertown today! πŸ’°πŸš‚Check out our upcoming fall excursions and purchase tickets at TCRY.org πŸ‚πŸ
09/28/2019

The train got robbed in Watertown today! πŸ’°πŸš‚
Check out our upcoming fall excursions and purchase tickets at TCRY.org πŸ‚πŸ

09/26/2019
Operation Lifesaver Inc.

#RailSafetyWeek #STOPTrackTragedies Please share!

Stay Alert and Stay Safe, No Distraction is Worth Your Life. Walking on or Near Tracks can end in Tragedy. Tune in during #RailSafetyWeek to a newly-launched OLI Public Service Announcement that Demonstrates the Importance of Rail Safety.

09/24/2019
Operation Lifesaver Inc.

Join us in supporting Operation Lifesaver Inc. in raising awareness for Rail Safety Week! #STOPTrackTragedies #RailSafetyWeek

Today is "Operation Clear Track" at hundreds of crossings across the nation as #RailSafetyWeek continues! #STOPTrackTragedies

Tennessee Central Railway Museum
09/23/2019

Tennessee Central Railway Museum

Join us in supporting Operation Lifesaver Inc. Rail Safety Week all week long and help save lives! #STOPTrackTragedies #...
09/23/2019

Join us in supporting Operation Lifesaver Inc. Rail Safety Week all week long and help save lives! #STOPTrackTragedies #RailSafetyWeek

Thank you Governor Lee for recognizing #RailSafetyWeek in TN! #StopTrackTragedies

Nashville Steam
09/10/2019

Nashville Steam

Six months ago, No. 576 arrived at the Tennessee Central Railway Museum to begin the long anticipated mechanical restoration of Nashville's locomotive. Disassembly and repairs continue as we prep the boiler for the required UT scan later this fall. On this week's #TechTuesday, we take a closer look at the removal of the locomotive's "links" and radius rods that set the valve stroke and dictates the direction of travel.

And mark your calendars! The next Restoration Tour Day is Saturday, September 21st from 9am to 3pm! Don't miss the chance to see the progress up close and talk with the volunteers who are rebuilding the Stripe from the ground up! #576ville #StripeHype

Check out this beautiful shot captured by museum member Eric Henry! Interested in riding on one of our excursion trips? ...
09/03/2019

Check out this beautiful shot captured by museum member Eric Henry!
Interested in riding on one of our excursion trips? Check out our full schedule at TCRY.org (we do still have a few tickets available for this Saturday’s Wine Train πŸ·πŸš‚: use Promo code β€œTCRY” for $20 off πŸ₯³).

Book your trip and πŸ’°SAVE BIGπŸ’°: use promo code β€œTCRY” and save $20 per ticket for the Wine Train on September 7th to DelM...
08/25/2019

Book your trip and πŸ’°SAVE BIGπŸ’°: use promo code β€œTCRY” and save $20 per ticket for the Wine Train on September 7th to DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards! Tickets on sale at TCRY.org πŸŽŸπŸš‚πŸ·

Tickets on sale at TCRY.org! πŸš‚πŸš‚πŸš‚
08/14/2019
Nashville Parent Magazine

Tickets on sale at TCRY.org! πŸš‚πŸš‚πŸš‚

All aboard! Who here has kids that absolutely ❀️ LOVE ❀️ TRAINS πŸšƒ? Check out #TheDaily's awesome roundup of places you can see and ride trains!
β€’ Tennessee Central Railway Museum
β€’ Dollywood
β€’ Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
β€’ Cheekwood
β€’ Discovery Center at Murfree Spring
www.rutherfordparent.com

The best is yet to come on our 2019 excursion schedule! Fall is our favorite time to ride the rails of Tennessee and enj...
08/10/2019

The best is yet to come on our 2019 excursion schedule! Fall is our favorite time to ride the rails of Tennessee and enjoy the beautiful countryside. Check out our fall lineup of excursion trips and purchase tickets at TCRY.org πŸ‚πŸ

All aboard! πŸš‚ It’s not too late to take advantage of promo code β€œTCRY” to save $20 off your excursion ticket for Saturda...
08/05/2019

All aboard! πŸš‚ It’s not too late to take advantage of promo code β€œTCRY” to save $20 off your excursion ticket for Saturday’s trip to DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards! Tickets available at TCRY.org under the Train Rides tab! πŸš‚πŸš‚πŸš‚

Looking for something unique to do in Nashville this summer? Enjoy a ride on our excursion train to DelMonaco Winery & V...
07/23/2019

Looking for something unique to do in Nashville this summer? Enjoy a ride on our excursion train to DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards on August 10th and save $20 off per ticket online at TCRY.org with Promo code β€œTCRY”. Plus more savings with no added ticket fees when purchasing online! Bring your friends, this is a relaxing and memorable trip that you will not want to miss! πŸš‚πŸš‚πŸš‚

The August 10th Wine Train to DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards is going to be FUN... and save $20 off tickets at TCRY.org wi...
07/18/2019

The August 10th Wine Train to DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards is going to be FUN... and save $20 off tickets at TCRY.org with the promo code β€œTCRY”! Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, there will be bands, wine, music, craft vendors, food trucks and more! We hope you can join us!

SALE!!!  πŸš‚πŸ·πŸ’°β¬‡οΈWeekend Special on Aug 10 DelMonaco Winery Excursion:Use promo code  TCRY and get your tickets for $60 eac...
07/12/2019

SALE!!! πŸš‚πŸ·πŸ’°β¬‡οΈ

Weekend Special on Aug 10 DelMonaco Winery Excursion:
Use promo code TCRY and get your tickets for $60 each!! That’s a $20 discount this weekend only on wine train tickets for the August 10th excursion!

Trip includes wine tasting on the train, souvenir wine glass and tours of the vineyards and the winery!!

Go to our website at TCRY.org to book at your special price today!

Tickets on sale now for the August 10th Wine Train to DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards at TCRY.org!
06/13/2019

Tickets on sale now for the August 10th Wine Train to DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards at TCRY.org!

All aboard! πŸš‚ Check the 2019 excursion schedule and purchase tickets at TCRY.org πŸš‚
05/24/2019

All aboard! πŸš‚ Check the 2019 excursion schedule and purchase tickets at TCRY.org πŸš‚

05/03/2019
Train Robbery | Tennessee Crossroads

Tickets are available for the May 18 Train Robbery Trip to Watertown at TCRY.org! Check out our feature in the link below by Tennessee Crossroads on this fun, exciting excursion for all ages.

Joe Elmore takes us on a train ride to Watertown and meets all sorts of outlaws along the way. Visit www.tennesseecrossroads.org for more information about t...

Nashville Steam
04/30/2019

Nashville Steam

We're back (FINALLY) with another edition of #TechTuesday! The restoration of No. 576 is in full swing as we start to fully disassemble the locomotive for inspections and to begin repair work. Click through the photos to see what we've been up to and stay tuned for even more updates!

You can help keep the momentum rolling on the road to revival by giving during the Big Payback on May 2nd! This 24-hour marathon fundraiser offers extra incentives and additional grants to groups who raise the most. It all starts this Thursday at midnight! #StripeHype #576ville

04/28/2019
DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards

Thanks to all for a great excursion trip to DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards!

Beautiful day for the πŸ·πŸš‚

Join us at our open house today! πŸš‚
04/13/2019

Join us at our open house today! πŸš‚

We’re here at the Tennessee Central Railway Museum Spring Open House & Model Train Show! Come on out and take advantage of this last opportunity to get up close and personal with No. 576 before we start disassembly. We’ll be here til 3pm! #StripeHype #576ville

Nashville Steam
04/05/2019

Nashville Steam

Join us next Saturday, April 13th for the Tennessee Central Railway Museum Spring Open House & Model Train Show!! The event is from 9 to 3 and admission is free! This will be your absolute LAST chance to see No. 576 in one piece before we start disassembling the locomotive for mechanical inspections. Come on out for a great day of Nashville railroad history! #576ville #StripeHype

Join us on our annual Easter Bunny Excursion Train to Watertown, TN on April 20! Take fun photos with the Easter Bunny o...
03/31/2019

Join us on our annual Easter Bunny Excursion Train to Watertown, TN on April 20! Take fun photos with the Easter Bunny on the relaxing train ride- don’t forget your Easter baskets for the kids egg hunt! Fun for all ages. Tickets at TCRY.org.

03/20/2019
Thomas & Friends

We can't wait to see you on one of our fun Spring excursions! Tickets available at TCRY.org under the Train Rides Tab.

Happy First Day of Spring! πŸŒΈπŸ’

Tickets for the 2019 Summer Wine Trains to beautiful DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards are now on sale! Get yours today- thes...
03/19/2019

Tickets for the 2019 Summer Wine Trains to beautiful DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards are now on sale! Get yours today- these will go fast! πŸš‚

Please join us in welcoming Engine No. 576 to the Tennessee Central Railway Museum!
03/10/2019

Please join us in welcoming Engine No. 576 to the Tennessee Central Railway Museum!

We have arrived! Nashville Steam would like to extend our thanks and extreme gratitude to CSX and R. J. Corman Railroad Group-Nashville & Eastern RR for their assistance and support in transporting No. 576 to the Tennessee Central Railway Museum. Everything went smoothly and the locomotive did great!

The trip that began nearly three years ago is done, but the journey and real work is just beginning. Help bring the Stripe back to life by making a contribution at the link below. With your help, Music City's locomotive will be singing the rhythm of the rails in no time! #StripeHype #576ville

www.nashvillesteam.org/donate.

Nashville Wine On The Rails
02/21/2019

Nashville Wine On The Rails

**Heads up** Saturday's event is on schedule. It may be raining during load-in and load-out so bring an umbrella. If it is raining at 10 am when you arrive then you'll go straight to the museum warehouse to have your tickets scanned. You'll be directed through the gate upon arrival.

There are only 24 tickets left.

Beachaven Vineyards & Winery tastings on the train and available for purchase at The Mill at Lebanon.

Lunch provided by Two Fat Men Catering

Live music by The Farmer & Adele and Miss Tess

Tickets on sale now for the March 30 Spring Mile Long Yard Sale excursion to Watertown! Get your tickets for this unique...
02/18/2019

Tickets on sale now for the March 30 Spring Mile Long Yard Sale excursion to Watertown! Get your tickets for this unique excursion at TCRY.org.

We are proud to be #5 in USA Today’s Top Ten things to do in Nashville! Dedicated to the preservation of Tennessee's rai...
02/05/2019

We are proud to be #5 in USA Today’s Top Ten things to do in Nashville!

Dedicated to the preservation of Tennessee's railroad heritage, the Tennessee Central Railway Museum invites visitors to ride one of their historic passenger trains and experience the joys of rail travel. With a growing collection of historic equipment, theTCRM is much more than a static museum. Their specialty is operating historic trains, providing a unique opportunity to ride a 1950's vintage train through beautiful Middle Tennessee. Buy a ticket, take a ride - a ride on one of the historic trains is journey you won't soon forget.

Tickets for the June 29th Summer Wine Train to DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards are now on sale at TCRY.org! ***note this tr...
01/16/2019

Tickets for the June 29th Summer Wine Train to DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards are now on sale at TCRY.org! ***note this trip will sell out quickly! 🍷

Address

220 Willow St
Nashville, TN
37210-2159

General information

July 12 Murder Mystery Trip to Watertown Music Fest Nashville Watertown 90 Mile RT 6-1/4 hours July 19 DelMonaco Winery Excursion Nashville DelMonaco Winery 168 Mile RT 10 hours Aug 9 DelMonaco Winery Excursion Nashville DelMonaco Winery 168 Mile RT 10 hours Aug 30 Day Out With Thomas Nashville -- 5 Mile RT 1/2 hour Aug 31 Day Out With Thomas Nashville -- 5 Mile RT 1/2 hour Sept 6 Day Out With Thomas Nashville -- 5 Mile RT 1/2 hour Sept 7 Day Out With Thomas Nashville -- 5 Mile RT 1/2 hour Sept 27 Fall Mile-Long Yard Sale Excursion Nashville Watertown 90 Mile RT 6-3/4 hours Oct 4 Train Robbery Excursion Nashville Watertown 90 Mile RT 6-1/4 hours Oct 11 Monterey Super Fall Foliage Excursion Nashville Monterey 216 Mile RT 11 hours Oct 18 Cookeville Super Fall Foliage Excursion Nashville Cookeville 186 Mile RT 10 hours Oct 25 Cookeville Super Fall Foliage Excursion Nashville Cookeville 186 Mile RT 10 hours Nov 8 Murder Mystery Excursion Nashville Watertown 90 Mile RT 6-1/4 hours Nov 15 DelMonaco Winery Fall Excursion Nashville DelMonaco Winery 166 Mile RT 9-1/2 hours Nov 29 North Pole Express with Santa Nashville Watertown 90 Mile RT 6-1/4 hours ion Schedule

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 15:00
Thursday 09:00 - 15:00
Friday 09:00 - 15:00
Saturday 09:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(615) 244-9001

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It was a nice ride but there are no drinks, Watertown is a dry county, you are lucky if u can find a beer. They said margaritas, no margaritas. πŸ˜‘
Would anyone from the Tennessee central be interested in 12 N&E ho scale locomotives. All different road numbers some weathered. All dcc and 3 with sound. All atlas 5 u30b units and 7 dash 8s. Prefer to sell as a lot serious inquiries only. Custom painted units.
Enjoyed our train ride today!!
I am considering buying tickets to the North Pole Express in December. What activities are held during the 2 hour train ride?
I wonder if TCRM could team up with the state and Amtrak to provide service to Memphis so the Nashvillians and surrounding area could reconnect with Amtrak via The City of New Orleans.
Our group had a great time on the Murder Mystery train last weekend! See what we're doing this weekend at www.lotsofevents.com.
What is the current status of TC 102?
We loved the train ride to Watertown over the weekend. Thank you for the memories.