About Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
2013 RAIL SEASON:
We will operate March 15th, 2013 to December 31st, 2013.
Tucked into the charming mountain village of Blue Ridge, Georgia in the lush Chattahoochee National Forest. The area is known as the “antique capital” of Georgia with friendly folks and an old time atmosphere.
Our regular 4 hour, 26 mile round trip winds along the beautiful Toccoa River for one hour in vintage climate controlled or open air rail cars.
The relaxing ride starts at the historic depot, built in 1905 in downtown Blue Ridge, then stops for a layover in the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee.
Copperhill/McCaysville is one town with two names because it is split by the GA/TN State Line, where visitors have a two hour layover; plenty of time to eat lunch, shop for unique crafts and antiques, snack on ice cream, visit the model railroad layout, or walk across the old bridge in town to view the river. Then, reboard the train for the one hour return trip.
At the end of the trips our engineers have been hosting tours of the engine as long as the weather is nice enough. The steps are tall but children of all ages manage to climb up for a look.