Train locomotive to be displayed at the new Children’s Hospital at Erlanger

Chattanooga, Tenn. (WDEF) – Kids at the new Children’s Hospital at Erlanger are getting a life-size locomotive for Christmas.

That’s because the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is loaning one of its trains to the hospital.

Engine 349 will be on display at the new children’s outpatient center, because it was built in 1891 when Erlanger was founded.

The train isn’t currently operational, but officials say it’ll still preserve history in the Scenic City, just in a new location.

“Trains are such a big part of children’s lives, and to put this in an institution that takes care of children and tries to make their life better, I think it’s just an incredible partnership,” says Tim Andrews with the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.

Officials hope having this train on display for the kids will help with their healing process.

Andrews says the train will make the move sometime in the next year.

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