The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

The Official Railroad Museum Of The State Of Alabama!

North Pole Express

Individual Tickets on sale at
9:00 a.m. CDT

Group Tickets (20+) Still Available!


North Pole Express


Individual Tickets on sale at
9:00 a.m. CDT

Group Tickets (20+) Still Available!


Locomotive in Snow

North Pole Express

A Magical Christmastime Tradition

Through the dark night, the North Pole Express makes its way by starlight to the top of the world. On the way, you'll listen to a whimsical Christmas story, sing your favorite holiday carols, and watch out the windows for the bright lights of the North Pole to appear.

Individual Tickets on sale at 9:00 a.m. CDT

Group Tickets (20+) Still Available!

Santas Sleigh and Presents

Child smiling near big pumpkins

Pumpkin Junction

An Old-Fashioned Family Fun Event

Gather up the entire family and board the Calera and Shelby train for short ride to the Pumpkin Junction. It’s a destination for family fun, food vendors and more! Mark your calendars now for the first four weekends and the last Saturday of October.

Logo for the Pumpkin Junction Event

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!

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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

Fall Foliage Special logo over RR tracks with Fall

Fall Foliage Special

Red, Orange, Yellow and Green LeavesCalling Fall Leaf Lovers!

When the air becomes crisp and leaves swirl around to the ground and crunch underfoot, everyone in Alabama knows two things are coming: SEC football and fall foliage. This year, ride the rails of the old Alabama Mineral Railroad aboard the Calera & Shelby Railroad.

FRA Guidelines Statement

Federal Health Mandates

Be Aware of Federal Health Mandates

The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum operates under the guidelines of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). COVID restrictions regarding masks, social distancing, etc. will be based on any active FRA mandates at the time of the event.

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.

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What if The Weather's Bad?

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