Blue Ridge Scenic Railway GA
When you hear the sound of the train whistle it's time to come aboard for a ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Your entire family will enjoy the ride on the Georgia Northeastern. The train route consists of a 26-mile round trip through historic Murphy Junction and along the beautiful Toccoa River. This railroad was built over 100 years ago and is the only mainline railroad excursion service based in Georgia. Each trip begins at the depot in Blue Ridge, Georgia and includes a stop in McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee. This stop permits passengers to disembark and have a two hour layover, allowing time to have lunch, do some shopping, or just explore the two cities. Each round trip takes approximately 4 hours. Trains generally run Fridays to Mondays, March to December, with some exceptions. Visit the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway station for the most up-to-date schedule.
The last passenger train to operate over this line was a one-time special trip that ran in the 1960`s. The route was originally built as the narrow-gauge Marietta & North Georgia Railroad. Construction began in Marietta in 1877 and reached Blue Ridge in 1886.
The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway ticket office was originally the L & N Railroad Depot built in 1905. The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway was placed in the Historical Register in 1983. The depot is located at 241 Depot Street in the heart of downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia.
Twilight Train Trips are a great way to spend a beautiful summer evening with your family in the mountains. Twilight Trips are offered the first two Saturdays in August. The train departs at 4:00 PM and returns at 8:00 PM. The train winds through the Blue Ridge Mountains alongside the Toccoa River. After a leisurely 1 hours trip, the train stops in McCaysville, GA/Copperhill, TN where you will have two hours to dine, shop, and explore before returning to Blue Ridge.
The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway also offers Engine Rides. Come take a unique trip with the Engineer himself! You can ride one-way or take a round trip ride on the engine. Call a ticket agent today for more information.
We would like to remind everyone about our Adventure Packages. Take a train north to McCaysville,GA/Copperhill, TN and then enjoy an afternoon of white water rafting, tubing, or a guided fly-fishing trip with transportation provided back to Blue Ridge. What a great way to enjoy a full day of fun.The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway is also pleased to offer individual and family season passes. Ride at least 3 times a year and you will have saved money. Please contact a ticket agent for more information or to purchase season passes.
The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway is also pleased to offer individual and family Season Passes. Ride at least 3 times a year and you will have saved money. Please contact a ticket agent for more information or to purchase season passes. The ticket office is open Monday-Sunday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, call (877) 413-8724.
Pickin' in Horseshoe Bend Park in McCaysville, is held Thursday nights from 6:00 PM to dusk through September. Enjoy live music on the banks of the Toccoa River. Free admission. Bring the whole family and a picnic dinner. For more information contact Fannin County Parks and Recreation at 706-632-7696.
Blue Ridge Kiwanis Rodeo in Blue Ridge, is Friday, August 17th and Saturday, August 18th. Events will include: Bareback Riding, Bronco Riding, Barrel Racing, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, and Bull Riding! They will also have the famous Steer Dressing Contest, calf scramble, and introducing new ladies calf scramble!
The Copper Basin River Fest in McCaysville, is Saturday, August 18th. The fun starts bright and early at 7:00 AM. Bring the whole family and join in on the fun! Activities include Bike Races, Business Kayak Race, Tube Race and Rubber Duck Race. For details regarding registrations and times, please visit Ocoee Info.