Fresh off of a rebuild after two decades out of service, "The 01" steamed into its 21st century excursion season with a series of round trips on TVRM train 300, running between the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in East Chattanooga, TN and Summerville, GA. Running unassisted with 9 cars in tow, 4501 had her hands full on Missionary Ridge as well as a few other spots on the scenic former Central of Georgia route, and most impressively, on the grade from the Belt Line to the TVRM Mainline on the return trip.
Missionary Ridge Tunnel (TVRM mainline)
Rossville, GA (bottom of Missionary Ridge)
Fairview, GA (near the top of Missionary Ridge)
Rock Spring, GA
East Chattanooga, TN (Return to TVRM mainline)