~2018 Christmas Lantern Express Schedule~

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 ~All Aboard!~

**Please note that we do not run a daily excursion**

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Welcome Aboard the Three Rivers Rambler! Video by our friends at Volan Media

Steam Train Rides in Knoxville, TN 

The Three Rivers Rambler (3RR) is a tourist train operation located in the heart of Knoxville, TN. Since the year 2000, the 3RR has provided memorable train rides from downtown Knoxville to the start of the Tennessee River for thousands of passengers of all ages.

With our depot located at University Commons near the University of Tennessee Campus, the 3RR is easily accessible with plenty of free parking. The depot is surrounded by stores and restaurants that will perfectly complement your 3RR experience, making the day you ride the Rambler one to remember.

In 2018 the Three Rivers Rambler will operate the “All Hallow’s Eve Special” trains in October and “The Christmas Lantern Express” trains in November and December. Check out the links below for reservations and general information about the 3RR.

*Please note there will be no Spring/Summer trains running during the 2018 season!


Learn more about about our historic equipment, our new depot, and the railroad that helps us operate.

Want to know how a steam engine works? Find out here.

Hats, shirts, toys, books and other memorabilia available on our online store.


This is the place to learn about the latest happenings at the 3RR.

A selection of some of our favorite Three Rivers Rambler photographs.

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