3RR Operations Overview

The Three Rivers Rambler is a unique tourist train operation that uses both steam and diesel equipment to take passengers on a memorable 11-mile journey in Knoxville, TN. With a new depot, the 3RR offers one of the most modern tourist train operations while keeping true to the historic equipment that makes our operation special. Check out the links below to learn more about the 3RR.


The 203 is a 2-8-0 consolidation built in 1925. Learn more about it here.

Locomotive #154 is a 2-8-0 consolidation that was built in 1890. To learn more click here.


In March of 2013 the 3RR acquired the No. 60 from the Stone Mountain Railroad. Click here to read up on it.

The 2391 was the first locomotive for G&O railways and now serves the Rambler. Learn more here.

Ever wonder how a steam engine actually works? Learn more about these amazing machines here.


The new 3RR depot is features seating, snacks, merchandise, and more. Click here to read about it.

The 3RR is operated by KXHR employees and operates on KXHR track. Read about the KXHR here.

Gulf & Ohio Railways, established in 1985, is the holding company for the 3RR and KXHR. Learn more here.