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Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum
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Ride The Train!
Welcome to the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum. Step back in time and relive the golden age of railroads and the people who built and operated them. The Heart of Dixie Railroad, located just south of Birmingham in Calera, is the official railroad museum of the state of Alabama. The museum features operating standard gauge trains, two restored depots, an indoor collection of railroad artifacts and memorabilia, and an outdoor collection of railroad cars, locomotives, and cabooses.
The museum is dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and operation of historically significant railway equipment. All exhibits, operating railroads, and educational programs function as both a unique means of tourism and recreation, and a way to preserve the rich history of Alabama and our nation.
We hope you'll visit us to ride a train through the scenic forests of Shelby County, enjoy our museum collection, and learn more about Alabama's railroad history. All aboard!