Tennessee Central Railway Museum
The Tennessee Central Railway Museum is a 501(c)(3) located in Nashville that works to preserve Tennessee's railroad heritage. The museum has a growing collection of rolling stock and, since 1989, provides visitors with the opportunity to experience history first-hand. Passenger trains currently depart from the museum to Lebanon, Watertown, Cookeville, and Monterey, Tennessee. The museum has the largest collection of artifacts related to the Tennessee Central Railway Museum in the nation. Pieces within the collection include passenger cars, cabooses, freight cars, and locomotives. The collection is restored and maintained by volunteers.
Backstory and Context
The museum is headquartered in the former location of the Tennessee Central Railway Master Mechanic's office at 220 Willow Street near downtown Nashville.