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Founder's Day

  • 4119 Cromwell Rd.
  • Chattanooga, TN 37421

Getting back to our roots - we will be running the Missionary Ridge Local featuring double steam engines all day on Saturday, September 7.


  • $90 Cross Keys Tavern ribbon cutting and dinner
  • $5 grounds pass - $5 will go toward the purchase of ticket or pass
  • $25 Day pass for unlimited MRL rides
  • $18 MRL adult
  • $12 MRL child

Special kick-off Ribbon Cutting ceremony ($90) on Friday, September 6 for the newly restored Cross Keys Tavern dining car. Event to include:
Ribbon Cutting, Cocktails and dinner on newly restored Cross Keys Tavern dining car
Includes Saturday unlimited day pass

Saturday Founders Day event all day:

  • History interpretations, shop tours, turntable demonstrations
  • Double-headed steam engines all-day
  • Cab rides available for purchase

Missionary Ridge Local schedule: 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:30 pm.  

Facility Info
  • Largest Room 500
  • Reception Capacity 300