Tennessee Central Railway Museum

Passenger Excursions
Excursion Schedule   Watch Tennessee roll past your wide sightseeing window at scenic level aboard one of TCRM's special excursion trains. Our streamlined coaches feature air-conditioning, large sightseeing windows, and comfortable seats. All seats are reserved at no extra charge.

Relax and experience travel by rail, where getting there is part of the fun! Our trips always include something special - from train robberies, music, civil war reenactments, and on-board murder mysteries to Watertown's famous mile long yard sale and seasonal visits from Santa and the Easter Bunny.

Whether it's a relaxing ride through Tennessee's beautiful fall foliage or a trip on the North Pole Express, see our schedule to find the trip for you.

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2014 Excursion Schedule
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Date Description Departing Destination Distance Trip Length
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 - SOLD OUT 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
Dec 6 North Pole Express with Santa - Two Trips Nashville Lebanon 64 Mile RT 2-3/4 hours
Dec 13 North Pole Express with Santa - Two Trips Nashville Lebanon 64 Mile RT 2-3/4 hours

2015 Excursion Schedule
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Date Description Departing Destination Distance Trip Length
Feb 14 Valentine's Day Murder Mystery Trip Nashville Watertown 90 Mile RT 6-1/4 hours
Feb 21 DelMonaco Winery Trip Nashville DelMonaco Winery 168 Mile RT 9-1/2 hours
Mar 21 DelMonaco Winery Trip Nashville DelMonaco Winery 168 Mile RT 9-1/2 hours
Mar 28 Easter Bunny Trip I Nashville Watertown 90 Mile RT 6-1/4 hours
Apr 4 Easter Bunny Trip II Nashville Watertown 90 Mile RT 6-1/4 hours
Apr 18 Spring Mile-Long Yard Sale Trip Nashville Watertown 90 Mile RT 6-1/4 hours
May 2 Dogwood Spring Festival Trip Nashville Monterey 216 Mile RT 10-3/4 hours
May 16 Train Robbery Trip Nashville Watertown 90 Mile RT 6-1/4 hours
June 20 DelMonaco Winery Trip Nashville DelMonaco Winery 168 Mile RT 9-1/2 hours
July 11 Murder Mystery Trip to Watertown Music Fest Nashville Watertown 90 Mile RT 6-3/4 hours
July 18 DelMonaco Winery Trip Nashville DelMonaco Winery 168 Mile RT 9-1/2 hours
Aug 8 DelMonaco Winery Trip Nashville DelMonaco Winery 168 Mile RT 9-1/2 hours
Sept 5 Day Out With Thomas The Tank Engine Nashville -- 5 Mile RT 25 minutes
Sept 6 Day Out With Thomas The Tank Engine Nashville -- 5 Mile RT 25 minutes
Sept 12 Day Out With Thomas The Tank Engine Nashville -- 5 Mile RT 25 minutes
Sept 13 Day Out With Thomas The Tank Engine Nashville -- 5 Mile RT 25 minutes
Sept 26 Train RobberyTrip Nashville Watertown 90 Mile RT 6-3/4 hours
Oct 3 Fall Mile-Long Yard Sale Trip Nashville Watertown 90 Mile RT 6-3/4 hours
Oct 10 Super Fall Foliage Trip Nashville Monterey 216 Mile RT 11 hours
Oct 17 Super Fall Foliage Trip Nashville Cookeville 186 Mile RT 10 hours
Oct 24 Super Fall Foliage Trip Nashville Cookeville 186 Mile RT 10 hours
Nov 7 Murder Mystery Trip Nashville Watertown 90 Mile RT 6-1/4 hours
Nov 14 DelMonaco Winery Trip Nashville DelMonaco Winery 168 Mile RT 9-1/2 hours
Nov 28 North Pole Express with Santa Nashville Watertown 90 Mile RT 6-1/4 hours
Dec 5 North Pole Express with Santa - Two Trips Nashville Lebanon 64 Mile RT 2-3/4 hours
Dec 12 North Pole Express with Santa - Two Trips Nashville Lebanon 64 Mile RT 2-3/4 hours

Notice: Trips are subject to change. RT=round trip

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Map of the Nashville & Eastern Railroad
The museum operates passenger excursions on the Nashville & Eastern Railroad. All excursions are round trips. Since these trips typically sell out, get your tickets early!

Refreshments and souvenirs are available onboard. Many trains also include deluxe accommodations in lounge, dome, and private cars available at extra cost.


Departure Locations
Boarding the Train
  • Nashville - Board at the Museum site located at 220 Willow Street in Nashville. Click here for a map to the museum. Note: this map is in Adobe Acrobat format. You will need the free Acrobat reader available at Adobe's web site to view the map.

  • Donelson - Board at the Donelson Commuter Rail Station located at 2705 Lebanon Pike in Donelson. It is directly north of the intersection of Donelson Pike and Bluefield Avenue.

  • Cookeville - Board at the Cookeville Depot located at the corner of West Broad and Cedar in downtown Cookeville.

Seating Accommodations
REGULAR SEATING
Our regular seating is dining car table seating with up to four seats at a table or in our regular seat coach cars. Windows up to 5 feet wide on both sides the car provide great views of the passing countryside.
FIRST CLASS SEATING
Ride in style in our first class coach accommodations. Coach accommodations are spacious reclining seats with 5 ft wide windows on both sides of the car.
DOME SEATING
The ultimate panoramic view from our train is from the 20 seats in our ex-Northern Pacific Railway dome-coach car. You will ride in spacious cushioned seats in the glass-enclosed dome that is above the roofline of the rest of the train. Passengers have an unobstructed 360-degree view of the entire countryside. There are only 20 seats in the dome, so make your reservations extra early - these seats always sell out first!

GENERAL INFORMATION
  • All seats are reserved.
  • Refreshments and souvenirs are available for sale on the train.
  • Children under 2 years old who do not require a seat may ride in a parent's lap at no charge. Children 2 and older require a seat available at a reduced fare. Children's tickets are available for Regular and First Class seats only.
  • Group rates are available.
  • Passengers in wheelchairs, please contact Terry Bebout at the Museum ticket office, 615-244-9001 extension 4, for special arrangements.
  • Order tickets early - most trips sell out quickly.


To order tickets for all trips except Day Out With Thomas:

Conductor with Tickets By Email
Send email to tickets@tcry.org with "Excursion Train Tickets" in the subject line. Please indicate the trips for which you want information.

By Phone
Call the museum anytime at 615-244-9001 and leave your name, complete mailing address, and trip(s) for which you want information. The Museum office is staffed Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you prefer, you may FAX your request to 615-244-2120. We will send you ticket order forms and trip information.

By Mail
Printable ticket order forms are available on-line for most trips. See the Excursion Schedule for access to these forms. Adobe Acrobat software is required to view and print the forms. Please make sure the card number and card expiration date are included on the ticket order form. Send completed forms to the address below.

If an on-line order form is not available for your trip, send your name, complete mailing address, and trip(s) for which you want information to:
Tennessee Central Railway Museum
220 Willow Street
Nashville, TN 37210-2159
We will mail you ticket order forms and trip information.

Mastercard Visa
TCRM accepts Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express credit and debit cards for ticket purchases.

To order tickets for Day Out With Thomas:

Order online using Ticketweb or call Ticketweb toll free at 866-468-7630.
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The Tennessee Central Railway Museum reserves the right to change dates, destinations, and equipment available in the event of circumstances beyond the Museum's control.


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