On the museum grounds, visitors will find not one, but two restored railroad depots. Both depots have been moved from their original locations to Calera, Alabama.

One depot, previously located at Wilton, Alabama, served the Southern Railway and its predecessors. It now houses the museum and ticket office on the Museum campus.

The other fully restored depot is now the Museum’s library. It was built by the Louisville and Nashville and served the Woodlawn community in Birmingham, Alabama.