Chattanooga Choo-Choo

In March of 1880, the first train of Cincinnati Southern Railway (CSR) came to Chattanooga, creating the first major link between the North and South. A newspaper columnist nicknamed the train the “Chattanooga Choo-Choo”, a name that would later go down in history.  In 1941, the “Chattanooga Choo Choo” song played by the Glenn Miller Orchestra was featured in the movie “Sun Valley Serenade.”  The train engine and historic station are now part of a downtown hotel development.

Click below for a rendition of the catchy tune as sung by the Andrews Sisters.