Heart of Dixie State Railroad Museum, Calera, Alabama
Photos by Ken Humphreys
The Heart of Dixie State Railroad Museum in Calera, Alabama (http://www.hodrrm.org) has an impressive collection of rolling stock and locomotives. The museum includes two restored depots and offers train rides on the Calera & Shelby Railroad.
Museum office and restored depots
Museum entrance sign
Restored Calera, AL depot and museum office
Museum gift shop and hand car
Restored Woodlawn, AL depot
Steam locomotives at the museum
Davenport 0-4-0 fireless steam switcher, Alabama Power Co. Built 1953.
Baldwin 2-8-0 steam locomotive #38, Woodward Iron Corp. Built 1924.
Burlington Northern expanded-vision steel caboose #10522. Built 1970.
Southern Railway bay-window steel caboose #x201. Built 1971.
EMD SW-8 diesel switcher #2022, Calera & Shelby Railroad. Originally built for the US Army in 1951.
EMD SW-8 diesel switcher #2019, Calera & Shelby Railroad. Originally built for the US Army in 1951.
Pullman commuter coach, Long Island Railroad #2972. Built 1956.
Pennsylvania Railroad stainleess steel diner, the "William Penn".
Pullman stainless steel coach #4700 the "Kayenta", built 1953. Ex-ATSF #2823. Privately owned.
Heavy weight coach. Ex-Frisco #1062, bulit 1910. Privately owned.