Southern Appalachia Railway Museum

PO Box 6756, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831

(865) 241-2140


[View of the tracks]

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The Southern Appalachia Railway Museum (SARM) is a non-profit organization located in Knoxville, Tennessee, dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and operation of historical railroad equipment, and the preservation of the railroad history of the Southern Appalachia Region. The club sponsors the operation of the Secret City Scenic excursion train in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Museum members volunteer their time to restore, maintain, and operate our equipment. Our members are of all ages and all walks of life. They include teachers, firemen, computer programmers, mechanics, writers, professors, students, lawyers, and retirees. Most of our members live in the east Tennessee area, but some come from as far as Atlanta to attend museum activities. If you are interested in participating or supporting our efforts, museum memberships are available. Yearly dues are $30 for individuals ($20 for youth under 18) and $65 for families (2 adults and up to 2 children). Lifetime memberships are $450 for individuals and $600 for families. Corporate memberships are also available. If you have ever wanted to be a train conductor, brakeman, or engineer, here is your chance! The museum provides training (in accordance with state and federal regulations) for these positions. Information is availble on how you can help the museum.

Museum activities include a monthly membership meeting, group dinners, work sessions, and operating the Secret City Scenic excursion train. We publish a periodic newsletter, The Blue Flag, which contains museum news, photographs, railroad news, and articles on local railroad history. The Museum is an active member of the Alliance of Tennessee Railroad Museums, the Railroad Passenger Car Alliance, the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, and the Roane County Chamber of Commerce.

Please contact the museum at P.O. Box 6756, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 37831, or call the museum at (865) 241-2140 for more information.

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Secret City Scenic Excursion Train:
(Our regular train - scroll further down for information about train trips around the country)

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Annual Photography Weekends:

SARM-Sponsored Passenger Train Trips Around the Country:

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SARM | Rolling Stock | Secret City Scenic | Schedule | Tickets | Future SARM Museum Building

This page last revised: August 19, 2014

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