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Knoxville

Southern Appalachia Railway Museum

Southern Appalachia Railway Museum is a railway museum headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. The museum collects antique locomotives and rolling stock to run on their 7 miles of track from the K-25 facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee to an interchange with Norfolk Southern at Blair, Tennessee and back.

The museum runs a excursion train along this route using their rolling stock. This is the only public access to the K-25 facility. The ride runs over former Southern Railway trackage. The excursion train's name is the Secret City Scenic using Oak Ridge's nickname the "Secret City".

The museum does an annual trip and railfan weekend. The excursion train typically runs on the first and third weekend of each month with the exception of special trains. When not running the Scenic a freight railroad uses the tracks with the Scenic sometimes using some of the engines. The museum is currently restoring a Southern EMD E8 #6913. The museum's ticket office is an old guard station that has been restored. In 2000, the reuse committee of the Community Reuse Organization of East Tennessee approved a lease of land to the museum for a visitor center, train depot and repair shop.