A typical train ride on the Secret City Scenic


Photo by Bart Jennings

The train departs from the East Tennessee Technology Park, about 10 miles west of downtown Oak Ridge.


Photo by Sarah Jennings

Passengers buy tickets at Wheat Station...


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... and board the train...


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..assisted by our friendly all-volunteer staff.


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An armed guard opens the gates to the former Manhattan Project atomic facility to allow the train to enter.


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The train passes through the heart of the formerly secret facility, allowing visitors to see where history was made.


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The train exits the plant...


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...and crosses Poplar Creek.


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The train passes through the lovely rolling scenery characteristic of East Tennessee, ...


Photo by John Humphrey

... traveling along highways...


Photo by John Humphrey

... and through beautiful hardwood forests.


Photo by Sarah Jennings

Riders can experience the comfort of an old-fashioned, long-distance train coach (heated and air-conditioned, of course, with restrooms onboard)...


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... or an authentic railroad dining car.


Photo by John Humphrey

Children have a good time wherever they ride, and at the end of the trip the engineer will let them climb in the locomotive cab and blow the whistle!


Photo by Christy Humphrey

Passengers are encouraged to stroll through the train and to visit our commissary car.


Photo by John D. Browning

After passing an arm of beautiful Watts Bar Lake, ...


Photo by Bart Jennings
Drawing by Johnson Architecture, Inc.

...passengers can see the site of the proposed SARM museum building...


Photo by Sarah Jennings

...before returning to Wheat Station.

 

For another perspective of a ride on the Secret city Scenic, visit Chris Guenzler's Secret City Scenic trip report.


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