Avoid Black Friday crowds by hitting the rails

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Southern Appalachia Railway Museum has scheduled one-hour Secret City excursion rides on Thanksgiving weekend.

The narrated one-hour excursion trips will depart at
11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Nov. 29-30.

Ticket prices are $19 for adults and $15 for ages 3-12; children younger than 3 may sit on a parent’s lap and ride for free.

A short narrative will be given describing the historic Manhattan Project and the railroad that served it.

Popcorn and refreshments, as well as railroad souvenirs, will be for sale on the train.

Reservations are suggested to ensure a seat and may be made by calling the museum
at 865-241-2140 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. seven days a week.

Restored vintage passenger cars will be decorated for fall and Thanksgiving in November.

Southern Appalachia Railway Museum is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization.

The museum’s volunteers restore, maintain and operate vintage railroad equipment that formerly served on railroads in Tennessee and the South.

Membership is open to anyone who has a love of trains and the desire to be involved in preserving the railroading history of Tennessee and the South.

The group is conducting fundraising efforts for construction of a museum/depot on land that has been transferred to museum ownership.

Any and all contributions are accepted and are fully tax-deductible.

Anyone wishing to make a contribution may write to the museum at P.O. Box 6756, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, or visit www.southernappalachia.railway.museum.