Collections

The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum’s rolling stock and equipment collection contains pieces spanning the time period from as early as 1890 and as late as 2005. The collection contains ordinary pieces such as cabooses and flatcars along with unique pieces such as club cars, passenger coaches, a diner and a rare domed observation car. Along with our passenger and freight rosters, the Museum maintains and, in some cases, still uses maintenance-of-way cars including cranes, derricks, handcars, and a Velocipede.

Cars being used on our excursion rides are the only ones open to the public and then only during operating ours. Pieces not in service are not open to the public as they are undergoing restoration or function only as static display.


Steam Locomotives

Featuring Steam Locomotives from the American Locomotive Company, Baldwin Locomotive Works, Davenport Locomotive Works and Lima Locomotive Works.
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Diesel Locomotives

Featuring Diesel Locomotives from the American Locomotive Company, Baldwin Locomotive Works, Electro-Motive Division, and Fairbanks-Morse.
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Freight Equipment

Freight cars from the Burlington and Northern Railroad, Chattahoochee Valley Railroad, Louisville & Nashville, Norfolk Western, Southern Railway, and the U.S. Army.
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Passenger Equipment

Featuring a variety of passenger cars such a Dome, a Diner, RPOs, a Sleeper, Baggage Cars and Passenger coaches.
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Buildings

Two restored railroad depots moved from their original locations to Calera Alabama. One served the Southern Railway while other served the Louisville and Nashville.
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Specialty Equipment

Maintenance-of-way (MOW) cars, Electric Switchers and U.S. Army guard cars.
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