The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

The Official Railroad Museum Of The State Of Alabama!

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Easter Fun for ‘Some-Bunny’ Special


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Easter Fun for ‘Some-Bunny’ Special

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All Aboard the Calera and Shelby!

Take a ride back in time on the Calera & Shelby Railroad. Select a Saturday morning or Saturday afternoon train departure time.

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Narrow Gauge Locomotive Pulling Passenger Coaches

The Shelby & Southern Railroad is ready for your family!

The train is an authentic steam locomotive which served the Birmingham Zoo between 1976 - 2000.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of an authentic steam locomotive pulling its coaches on a round trip full of adventure! See "Shiner's Holler" and listen as the engineer blows a low mournful whistle as we pass the grave of Casey Jones.

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Easter Fun for ‘Some-Bunny’ Special

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Enjoy your time on the train plus fun family activities on the grounds of the Museum this year!

Jimmy, Alan D, and Nick: the bunnies 3

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Mask Wearing is Requested

Your safety is our highest priority. We kindly insist that all passengers wear a mask at this time. Thank you for your respectful consideration of those around you.

Looking into the interior of the Frisco passenger

Which Car Should I Ride?

The cars on the train change periodically, based on each event. Please refer to each event's ticket page for car availability for that event.

Snowy railroad tracks

What if The Weather's Bad?

Alabama weather is unpredictable… Rain, snow, sleet or hail, check here for our inclement weather policy…

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COVID-19 Measures

Our team is being careful to follow the guidance of the CDC and our local health departments and will continue to do so throughout this evolving situation. In addition to all safety measures already in place, we wanted to share with you some of the actions we are taking.