The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

The Official Railroad Museum Of The State Of Alabama!

Stars & Stripes Special

Honoring Our Heroes

Saturday, July 3 – all active military and veterans are invited to ride the train for Free!*
*When accompanied by at least one other ticketed passenger.


Stars & Stripes Special


Honoring Our Heroes

Saturday, July 3 – all active military and veterans are invited to ride the train for Free!*
*When accompanied by at least one other ticketed passenger.


Stars and Stripes Graphic

Stars & Stripes Special

Honoring Our Heroes

Independence Day weekend – on Saturday, July 3 – all active military and veterans are invited to ride the train for Free when accompanied by at least one other ticketed passenger.

Revolutionary War Soldier Logo

Man in western wear carrying young woman

Wild West Day

Round Up the Young’ns!

Y’All aboard for a rootin’ tootin’ journey by train into the Wild West! But watch out – the Black Hat Gang is on the loose and stirring up trouble…

Cowboy Wearing a Black Hat

Locomotive Going Through Crossing

Rail Safety Day 2021

Train Rides & Family Fun!

The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum is proud to partner with Operation Lifesaver of Alabama as we work together to educate the public regarding railroad safety. 

June 25Operation Lifesaver

Narrow Gauge Locomotive Pulling Passenger Coaches

The Shelby & Southern Railroad

Ready for your family!

Enjoy the sights and sounds of a bona fide steam locomotive pulling special built coaches on a round trip of adventure!

Logo of Crown Metal Works, Wyano PA

Photo of SW-8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

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.

Calera & Shelby Logo

Masks Notice Graphic

Mask Wearing is Required

This is a Federal Mandate

In compliance with an Emergency Order issued on March 1, 2021 by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) masks are required while aboard all Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum trains. Federal Railroad Administration Logo

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…