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  • Hop Aboard the Cottontail Express!

    Hop aboard the Cottontail Express March 24, 25, 31!

  • Learn about our 120-seat, commuter coach, "The Long Island". Built for the Long Island Railroad! Learn More!

  • Y'all Aboard for a train ride!

    Ride a train back in time! Learn More!

  • EMD-8 No 2022 fresh from paintshop

    EMD-8 #2022 is fresh from the paint shop and ready to provide motive power for the C & S Railroad. Learn More…

Opening Day! 

March 17

The 2018 Season at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum opens on March 17th! Come ride the train at 11AM or 2PM!  To celebrate our 2018 opening, the first 50 families, to pick up their tickets from the Calera Depot for each ride will receive a fun, FREE gift! All Aboard for 2018!

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Cottontail Express

Cottontail Express!

March 24, 25, 31

Hop aboard the Cottontail Express for a ride to Peter Cottontail's meadow! Join in the fun at the meadow as we hunt for Easter eggs. A bounce house, temporary tattoos, coloring station, and a sandbox provide lots of family fun. Bring your camera to take photos with Peter Cottontail!

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Day Out With Thomas™ - Arriving in April!

Day Out With Thomas™l

April 13-15 & April 21-22

Come take a train ride behind Thomas!

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him for a day of friendship and family fun at Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventure Tour 2018. Children can spend the day with their friend Thomas when the #1 Engine pulls into the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum!
This fun-filled event offers children and their families the opportunity to:
- Take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine
- Meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway
- Participate in Thomas-themed activities at the Thomas & Friends Imagination Station
- Listen to storytelling and live music
- And so much more! It's a day of FUN!

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