Opening Day!

"All Aboard!" for a new year of trains and fun at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum!

Y’All Aboard!

SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.The weather is warming up, and so are our locomotives -- Bring your kids, grandkids, family and friends to ride the rails with you on the first trains of the new season!

The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad, established in 1891. Ride behind a first-generation diesel-electric locomotive as you travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.

The train ride lasts approximately 75 minutes, so bring your sunglasses, a smile and the whole family!

Logo for the Calera & Shelby Railroad, reporting mark HODX.Event Date

  • March 4, 2023
  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.
    *All times Central

Event Details

  • Boarding begins 15 minutes before scheduled train departure.
  • Tickets may be purchased in advance online or may be purchased as available on the day of the event prior to boarding at the Calera Depot.