Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Built On Memories

Join the many generations who have taken the nostalgic journey through the charming Appalachian foothills of North Georgia aboard the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.

Trip Details

Starting at the historic depot in downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia, riders take a four-hour, 26-mile roundtrip journey along the Toccoa River through the North Georgia countryside. The first leg of the adventure takes riders on a one hour trip to the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee, nestled deep in the mountains on each state’s line. Passengers enjoy all the towns have to offer during a two-hour layover before taking the one-hour return trip through the scenic forest and back to the depot in Blue Ridge, Georgia.

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Ready for a relaxing train ride through the beauty of North Georgia? Schedule your trip today and prepare for a journey filled with nature views, charming towns and nostalgic wonder. Come aboard.

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Explore Blue Ridge

FOOD FOR ALL

With a selection as vast as the surrounding mountains, the thriving restaurant and craft cocktail culture provides something for everyone in Downtown Blue Ridge.

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ANOTHER HOME

Whatever the nature of your visit, Blue Ridge has lodging options to perfectly accommodate your comfort and budget. Find your place with us!

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TAKE A LOOK

Our live streaming camera feeds allow a look around town from afar! Nothing beats Blue Ridge in person, so take a look and then come on out!

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Group Reservations

Save on train tickets for groups of 15 or more.

For Assistance with Group Reservations, Please Call 877-413-TRAIN.

Our ticket office is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m Eastern Time.

The Track of Our History

Railroads played a significant role in the development of this area between the 1800s and the early 1900s, in that they determined the routes of local roads, saved an ailing mining industry, contributed to the growth of small towns as resort communities, and made it possible to log the last remaining virgin timber in the area.

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BRSR COVID-19 Update

The Health and Safety of Our Staff and Guests Is Our Top Priority.

As with any transmissible illness, risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather or are present. Based upon guidance issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as other federal, state and local agencies and authorities, we have implemented – for our staff and guests – the following protocols and best practices to limit the risk:
  • Limiting train car capacity to 50% of the maximum occupancy per car
  • Where possible, “social distancing” is encouraged throughout the property
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available for guest and employee use
  • Signs, PA announcements, and staff instruction both onboard and while on BRSR property will provide
    reminders to guests and employees alike of the importance of “social distancing,” frequent hand washing, and
    mask-wearing
  • Cashless transactions are available and strongly encouraged throughout all purchasing locations, including the Gift Shop
  • Frequent sanitizing of all public areas including commonly used surfaces in the Ticket Office/Gift Shop/Concession such as door handles, countertops, seating areas
  • Clear protective barriers at all front-facing service counters – Ticket Office, Gift Shops, and Concessions Sales
OUR STAFF:
  • All employees receive daily health screenings, temperature, and symptom checks
  • Any employees exhibiting symptoms will be asked to return/stay home
  • All employees will be required to wear a BRSR-issued facemask and/or shield while on company property
  • In addition to facemasks and/or shields, front-line employees and those working in public/guest areas will be required to wear BRSR-issued gloves
  • All employees are kept up to date on CDC & OSHA guidelines regarding workplace safety during COVD-19
  • All employees must adhere to all departmental cleaning and disinfecting instructions based on CDC guidelines

OUR GUESTS:

  • We encourage awareness and adherence to CDC and state health and safety guidelines
  • We encourage you to maintain “social distancing” and to wear your own personal protective equipment, such as a facemask or shield
  • We encourage adherence to proper hand washing guidelines
  • We encourage you to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and dispose of tissue in trash
  • We encourage you to stay home if you are ill or exhibiting symptoms of flu or COVID-19 – we will work with you to cancel or reschedule your reservations without penalty when done 48 hours in advance
  • We encourage courteousness in enclosed spaces and walkways and permitting ample space for passing and “social distancing”
  • We encourage all to remain seated in your assigned passenger coach during your round trip, except for the layover in McCaysville, Ga / Copperhill, TN
We at the BRSR are adopting and encouraging the above practices for the health and safety of our guests and staff. Please follow all posted and announced instructions during your visit.
AN INHERENT RISK OF EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 EXISTS IN ANY PUBLIC PLACE. BY VISITING AND JOINING US ABOARD THE BRSR, YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISKS RELATED TO EXPOSURE TO COVID-19.
Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to providing a safe and memorable experience for you!