The Secret City Scenic Excursion Train’s traditional Valentine's dinner train ride offers a romantic setting for couples.
Sweethearts are welcome to take in the beauty of East Tennessee with fine dining in the style established by the great passenger railroads of the 1930s-40s.
The annual Valentine trips have become so popular that Southern Appalachia Railway Museum, which operates the Secret City Scenic Excursion Train, has scheduled four Valentine dinner trains on the weekend leading into Valentine's Day.
25 Years Ago
“Sins,” a seven-hour miniseries based on a novel co-written by a Harriman High School alumnus aired on CBS. Rhea Gallaher Jr. and Nick Bienes of Austria penned the book under the pseudonym of Judith Gould. Gallaher, a 1964 graduate of Harriman High School, played clarinet player in the school band. “Sins” was on the New York Times bestseller book list for two months. The movie starred Joan Collins and Timothy Dalton.
Anyone who has ever wondered what secrets are hidden in the massive Manhattan Project historical holdings of the National Archives has a chance to find out next week.
Joel Walker, an education specialist with the National Archives at Atlanta, will discuss selected documents of the Manhattan Project during the next Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association meeting.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Jan. 13.
It will be in Midtown Community Center, also known as Wildcat Den, at 102 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge.
25 Years Ago
Crystal Nichole “Cristy” Hall was the first baby of 1986 born at Harriman City Hospital. Daughter of Ricky and Laura Hall of Kingston, Cristy was born at 5:50 p.m. Jan. 1 and weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Dad Ricky said, “From the start, Dr. [Rodney] McMillin said it would be a New Year’s baby.”