An Iconic Railway

A journey through history and nature set in the magnificent mountainscapes of Blue Ridge, Georgia. Learn about the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.

About the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

In the 1990s, investors looking to preserve the significant railway history in Blue Ridge, Georgia brought our iconic train to life. Since then, the train has become the heart of this small town bringing over 70 thousand visitors to Blue Ridge and its sister towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee. Experience seekers and family adventurers alike find fulfillment in the charming uniqueness of our train. The railway provides an intimate view into our foothill culture while being submerged in North Georgia’s serene forestry. Our layover in McCaysville and Copperhill allows passengers time to explore small shops, local eateries, breweries and historical landmarks. Located on the Georgia and Tennessee state line, there is a unique opportunity to have one foot in both states at the same time. After the ride, walk down East Main Street to be pleasantly surprised by the diverse mix of businesses in our small town.

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Learn the fascinating past that led to what is now the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.

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Read what others had to say about their Blue Ridge Scenic Railway experience!

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Set eyes on Blue Ridge from afar through our live street cameras!


Thanks To Our Sponsors

We invite you to become an integral part of the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway by sponsoring a step onto the train or an entire railcar! Our sponsors are also celebrated through advertisement on the in-train tv. For more information about sponsoring our wonderful train, please contact our team at or (877) 413-8724 for more information.

  • Mercier Orchards Logo
  • Link to The Copper Grill website
  • Link to Kaffee Haus website
  • Link to Katz's Coffee website
  • Riverwalk Shops Logo on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway site

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
  • 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
  • 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


  • 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.
Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to providing a safe and memorable experience for you!