Three Rivers Rambler
The Three Rivers Rambler (3RR) is a tourist train operation located in the heart of Knoxville, TN. Since the year 2000, the 3RR has provided memorable train rides from downtown Knoxville to the start of the Tennessee River for thousands of passengers of all ages.
With our depot located at University Commons near the University of Tennessee Campus, the 3RR is easily accessible with plenty of free parking. The depot is surrounded by stores and restaurants that will perfectly complement your 3RR experience, making the day you ride the Rambler one to remember. Check out the links below for reservations and general information about the 3RR.
The Three Rivers Rambler is available for private charter for your corporate or special event including weddings, field trips, class reunions and tour groups. We have two engine options available: $2,800 for a diesel train and $4,000 for a steam locomotive.
A train charter includes our four coach cars, a merchandise car with restrooms, and a covered open-air car. There are seats for up to 240 people.
3RR Virtual Trip Guide – Your Online Conductor
The Three Rivers Rambler route showcases a unique view of Knoxville. From industrial sites and local businesses to historic sites and scenic farmland, the Rambler offers a special view of this community. This guide shows the highlights of our route and covers a variety of locations. If you have any questions about a particular location please ask our passenger crew to learn more!
3RR Operations Overview
The Three Rivers Rambler is a unique tourist train operation that uses both steam and diesel equipment to take passengers on a memorable 11-mile journey in Knoxville, TN. With a new depot, the 3RR offers one of the most modern tourist train operations while keeping true to the historic equipment that makes our operation special. Check out the links below to learn more about the 3RR.
The History of Steam Locomotives
The steam engine was invented in the late 1700’s as part of the foundation of the Industrial Revolution. The first steam locomotive was developed in the early 1800’s. The first use was to carry goods on tramways in the place of horses. Over the past 200 years, the principle of how a steam engine works has remained the same.
Be sure to visit other attractions in Tennessee such as the Sunsphere, Zoo Knoxville, Knoxville Museum Of Art, East Tennessee Historical Society, Navitat Knoxville, Ijams Nature Center, Tennessee Theatre, Blount Mansion, James White’s Fort.
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