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Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum
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Location: 1919 9th Street
Calera, AL 35040
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Contact Phone: 205 668-3435
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Ride The Train !

Welcome to the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum. Step back in time and relive the golden age of railroads and the people who built and operated them. The Heart of Dixie Railroad, located just south of Birmingham in Calera, is the official railroad museum of the state of Alabama. The museum features operating standard gauge trains, two restored depots, an indoor collection of railroad artifacts and memorabilia, and an outdoor collection of railroad cars, locomotives, and cabooses.

The museum is dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and operation of historically significant railway equipment. All exhibits, operating railroads, and educational programs function as both a unique means of tourism and recreation, and a way to preserve the rich history of Alabama and our nation.

We hope you'll visit us to ride a train through the scenic forests of Shelby County, enjoy our museum collection, and learn more about Alabama's railroad history. All aboard!

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Current and Upcoming Events For This Facility

Date Event Title
7/20/2019
Trains depart into the Wild West at 10AM, 1PM and 3PM. Plan to arrive approximately 60 minutes prior to your departure.
Wild West Day 2019 at Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum
Round up your family and take a journey back to the Wild West! But WATCH OUT -- The Black Hat Gang is on the loose! Word is, they're looking for a train to rob!

Don't worry, we'll have the local Sheriff and Pinkerton detectives on board to keep the law! Bring your camera just in case you happen to see an outlaw...

Dressing in Western-wear is encouraged! No real guns are used nor allowed on the premises.

Wild West Day ride lasts approximately 1½ hours and is a family-fun event chock full of side splittin' humor!

Locomotive and caboose tickets are available. Passenger age limits apply - Check with Ticket Agent prior to purchase.

7/27/2019
Calera & Shelby Train Rides at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum
Take a trip back in time as you board restored vintage railroad coaches for a ride through the forests of Shelby County!

The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former Alabama Mineral Railroad (L&N), established in 1891. Ride behind a first-generation diesel-electric locomotive as you travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.

Locomotive and caboose tickets are available for those wishing to get an up-close look at railroad operations! Passenger age and space capacity limits apply - Check with ticket agents prior to purchase.

The train ride lasts approximately 1 hour.

7/27/2019
Calera & Shelby Train Ride at the Heart fo Dixie Railroad Museum
Take a trip back in time as you board restored vintage railroad coaches for a ride through the forests of Shelby County!

The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former Alabama Mineral Railroad (L&N), established in 1891. Ride behind a first-generation diesel-electric locomotive as you travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.

Locomotive and caboose tickets are available for those wishing to get an up-close look at railroad operations! Passenger age and space capacity limits apply - Check with ticket agents prior to purchase.

The train ride lasts approximately 1 hour.

8/3/2019
Calera & Shelby Train Rides at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum
Take a trip back in time as you board restored vintage railroad coaches for a ride through the forests of Shelby County!

The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former Alabama Mineral Railroad (L&N), established in 1891. Ride behind a first-generation diesel-electric locomotive as you travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.

Locomotive and caboose tickets are available for those wishing to get an up-close look at railroad operations! Passenger age and space capacity limits apply - Check with ticket agents prior to purchase.

The train ride lasts approximately 1 hour.

8/3/2019
Calera & Shelby Train Rides at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum
Take a trip back in time as you board restored vintage railroad coaches for a ride through the forests of Shelby County!

The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former Alabama Mineral Railroad (L&N), established in 1891. Ride behind a first-generation diesel-electric locomotive as you travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.

Locomotive and caboose tickets are available for those wishing to get an up-close look at railroad operations! Passenger age and space capacity limits apply - Check with ticket agents prior to purchase.

The train ride lasts approximately 1 hour.


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