Shelby and Southern
Narrow Gauge Railroad

After a Decade of Slumber the
S & S is Back in Operaton!

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The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

The Official Railroad Museum Of The State Of Alabama!

Narrow Gauge Locomotive Pulling Passenger Coaches

The Shelby & Southern Returns to Service

Take a trip back to the days of steam! 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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North Pole Express Ticket Sales

Ensuring the health and safety of our crew members and our passengers may be the greatest gift we can give this Christmas. In light of the lingering public health concerns at this time, North Pole Express ticket sales for this year are currently on hold.Graphic for North Pole Express Train Ride

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COVID-19 Response Update

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.

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Masks Are Now Required

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.

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'Train' Your Brain: Education Station

Teach your little engineers simple train facts with these downloadable color pages - Take a photo of their finished artwork and share it with us on social media!

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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…

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All Aboard!

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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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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