North Alabama Railroad Museum

North Alabama Railroad Museum NARM is an active railroad and museum. Volunteers are on site Wed & Sat. Open other days for self-guided tours. Purchase tickets via our page.
NARM belongs to the Tourist Railway Association , Inc. (TRAIN). We support the objectives of Operation Lifesaver and have several members who have taken the Operation Lifesaver class.
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North Alabama Railroad Museum's cover photo
12/31/2019

North Alabama Railroad Museum's cover photo

This was found in Coach 6090 (the second coach) from this weekend. Around seat 23. If your little one is missing their b...
12/23/2019

This was found in Coach 6090 (the second coach) from this weekend. Around seat 23. If your little one is missing their book, please let us know.

Thanks everyone for making our 2019 season great! Our volunteers will be taking a well-deserved break until the spring. ...
12/21/2019

Thanks everyone for making our 2019 season great! Our volunteers will be taking a well-deserved break until the spring. Merry Christmas!

12/14/2019

Did you get a GREAT picture of your family riding the train?? Share them with us and we may use them in future advertising!
Email: [email protected]

Ho Ho Ho!Santa is here!!#MerryChristmas #SantaTrain
12/14/2019

Ho Ho Ho!
Santa is here!!
#MerryChristmas #SantaTrain

12/14/2019

There were 2 presents left behind tonight. Coach 6090 (second coach) after the 7:45pm ride.

12/13/2019

We ride RAIN or Shine! Thanks to Mullins Special Occasions, we have a HUGE tent to protect you from the rain and we've added our heaters to keep you warm! No worries if you're riding the train this weekend!!

Share your pics of the "snowpocalypse!" #WinterInAlabama #snowpocalypse #WhoDroppedTheIceTray?  Will this hold out for t...
12/10/2019

Share your pics of the "snowpocalypse!" #WinterInAlabama #snowpocalypse #WhoDroppedTheIceTray? Will this hold out for the weekend? Maybe we'll get a train ride in the snow!! But probably not...

12/08/2019

For those of you questioning this year's choice of present for the North Star Limited, please know there is a reason why we do what we do. Bear in mind a few things:
1) Families come back year after year after year. We've actually had a family ride every year for 17 years. We try and keep our presents different every year, but we also try and have some more "practical" gifts for some years and not just items that will be played with once and then left in the toybox.
2) The umbrellas are not "plain," as some have suggested. They actually have our adorable logo on them. We hope your kids are proud to use them on those rainy days and share with their friends the fun time they had riding the train.
3) We are an all volunteer organization. We spend our lunch breaks and evenings at home looking for the perfect present. In addition to looking for these presents, we have to find one that will make both a toddler and a teenager happy. And we have to find over 800. For boys and girls. It's not something we take lightly.

In conclusion, please don't take offense to this year's present. We are very proud of it. And we encourage you to ride next year and the year after that. We hope the experience with your family means more than any present you'll find under the tree.

It's a beautiful day to ride the train! Everyone is having a great time seeing Santa! #wishyouwerehere #MerryChristmas
12/07/2019

It's a beautiful day to ride the train! Everyone is having a great time seeing Santa! #wishyouwerehere #MerryChristmas

12/07/2019

A cell phone was found in the parking lot this evening after one of the rides. You can come by the depot and identify the phone, we will be happy to return it to it's rightful owner.

Lucky for you-you don't have to stand in line to purchase tickets on this Black Friday! Stay Inside & visit our website ...
11/27/2019

Lucky for you-you don't have to stand in line to purchase tickets on this Black Friday! Stay Inside & visit our website from the comfort of your home! Make sure you don't miss out on all the fun of Christmas 2019 with NARM! Excursions start next week--Tickets for December 20 are still available!
www.NorthAlabamaRailroadMuseum.com

11/27/2019

Looking for a few good men...in red. Know anyone? Message us directly!

Celebrate Christmas with your sweetie!  Roomettes are private, 2 person rooms on the North Star Limited and there are se...
11/25/2019

Celebrate Christmas with your sweetie!
Roomettes are private, 2 person rooms on the North Star Limited and there are several rooms still available. Enjoy a warm drink in a commemorative mug (for you to take home!) and warm cookies. Santa will stop by for a quick hello!

$100 per roomette (covers both people). There are still some roomettes available on the online rides marked "sold out." You'll need to call our ticket agents to reserve those! (256-851-6176)!

Don't let this be you!  MORE NORTH STAR LIMITED DEPARTURES AVAILABLE NOW! Friday, December 20 at 5:45pm and 7:45pm.  Get...
11/21/2019

Don't let this be you! MORE NORTH STAR LIMITED DEPARTURES AVAILABLE NOW! Friday, December 20 at 5:45pm and 7:45pm. Get them before they are gone!!
*As of Thursday morning (11/21), only 4 rides remain available*
https://bit.ly/2rcNmF9

Does your child have a sensory disorder?  Curious about one of our Christmas Trains, but not sure how your little one wi...
11/18/2019

Does your child have a sensory disorder? Curious about one of our Christmas Trains, but not sure how your little one will do with the crowd, noise, and jolly man in red? We have a solution! Purchase a roomette on one of the North Star Limited Rides!! These private, VIP rooms will be quiet and dimly lit. Santa will stop by for a quick picture - if you want - but no pressure to see him or sit in his lap. It's the perfect option for families that struggle a little bit. Take a break and enjoy the Christmas Season with NARM!
NOTE: Roomettes are limited to 2 people max. There is no room for lap children.
https://bit.ly/2rVm0DX

Well, maybe not today, but get yourself in the Christmas Spirit and buy tickets for the North Star Limited or Santa Trai...
11/12/2019

Well, maybe not today, but get yourself in the Christmas Spirit and buy tickets for the North Star Limited or Santa Train! We can't wait to see you!!
https://bit.ly/34VzzkQ

11/10/2019

Who's Got Tickets?!?!

Over 400 tickets sold from Sunday - Wednesday of this week.  Why are you still procrastinating??
11/07/2019

Over 400 tickets sold from Sunday - Wednesday of this week. Why are you still procrastinating??

Do you see what I see??
11/06/2019

Do you see what I see??

148 Christmas tickets sold yesterday!  At this rate, tickets will be GONE in about 9 days!  Yes, 9 days!  Are you delayi...
11/05/2019

148 Christmas tickets sold yesterday! At this rate, tickets will be GONE in about 9 days! Yes, 9 days! Are you delaying, waiting, procrastinating?? The countdown is ON!

Can you believe it?!?!  Almost HALF of the tickets available for Christmas are GONE!!  If you're even thinking about rid...
11/04/2019

Can you believe it?!?! Almost HALF of the tickets available for Christmas are GONE!! If you're even thinking about riding the Santa Train or North Star Limited, buy your tickets ASAP!! Don't be left in the cold!

North Alabama Railroad Museum's cover photo
11/04/2019

North Alabama Railroad Museum's cover photo

Built in 1949 for Southern, 10-6 Sleeper Ocmulgee River has been entrusted to the care of the North Alabama Railroad Mus...
11/03/2019

Built in 1949 for Southern, 10-6 Sleeper Ocmulgee River has been entrusted to the care of the North Alabama Railroad Museum since she suffered an electrical fire in 1978 and was donated to the museum by Southern. Since that time it has been displayed as a static museum piece. However a little over a year ago we pulled it out of our display train to take to our shop for refurbishment. While there is still quite a bit of work to be done, we were able to put it back into revenue service as VIP accommodations for our fall color trains. More pictures of the interior will follow once we get permission from some of our passengers to post them. She will also be hosting our VIP passengers for our North Star Limited rides with a very special guest on board in about a month!

10/30/2019

Only 2 Roomettes remain for the 1pm Fall Color excursion this Saturday! That's it! If you want to ride, this is your last chance!

Only suites and roomettes remain on the 10am ride for this Saturday.  Our guests had a great time last week, and we prom...
10/29/2019

Only suites and roomettes remain on the 10am ride for this Saturday. Our guests had a great time last week, and we promise you will, too!! Get your tickets now before they are gone!!
https://bit.ly/36fK6cd

10/26/2019

So I've confused everyone. Probably should have specified that there are limited WAITING areas that are covered! The entire train is enclosed and you will not get wet once on board. There are 2 covered pavilions available at the depot for waiting, but there are 180+ passengers ready to ride at 10am and 1pm.

Tut-tut! It looks like rain! Luckily, we ride rain or shine! Bring your umbrella and rain boots tomorrow. Covered areas ...
10/26/2019

Tut-tut! It looks like rain! Luckily, we ride rain or shine! Bring your umbrella and rain boots tomorrow. Covered areas are limited!

Happy Friday, y'all!  Finally!  Some fall-like temperatures!  Maybe our Fall Color Specials will have perfect fall weath...
10/18/2019

Happy Friday, y'all! Finally! Some fall-like temperatures! Maybe our Fall Color Specials will have perfect fall weather! Do you have tickets yet? Don't forget-the first journey of the Pullman Sleeper coach post-restoration will take place next weekend!! It is going to be special! Suites & Roomettes are selling fast!

Purchase more than 4 tickets in one transaction
10/17/2019

Purchase more than 4 tickets in one transaction

Purchase more than 4 tickets in one transaction

You can also purchase group tickets directly from our website???  Unfortunately, the system caps the ticket purchase at ...
10/17/2019

You can also purchase group tickets directly from our website??? Unfortunately, the system caps the ticket purchase at 4, but you can order more than 4 in one transaction if you know the secret!! Visit our Photo Albums to find instructions on how to get around the hindrance and purchase as many tickets as you need!! We want to see you and all your friends!

North Alabama Railroad Museum's cover photo
10/15/2019

North Alabama Railroad Museum's cover photo

The day is half done, but there are still tickets available for the 1:00pm and 2:30pm!
10/12/2019

The day is half done, but there are still tickets available for the 1:00pm and 2:30pm!

10/12/2019

Just a reminder: the time of the excursion is the time the train leaves the depot. We HIGHLY recommend arriving at least half an hour before your scheduled departure time to pick up your tickets and load on time. If you arrive at the time of departure, we can't guarantee you will be on the train!

You don't have to share your pumpkin!  We have plenty for everyone!!!  Tomorrow is the Punkin' Pickin' Extravaganza and ...
10/11/2019

You don't have to share your pumpkin! We have plenty for everyone!!! Tomorrow is the Punkin' Pickin' Extravaganza and tickets are selling fast!!

Are you looking for the most sincere pumpkin?  Visit our pumpkin patch on Saturday, October 12, and you just might find ...
10/10/2019

Are you looking for the most sincere pumpkin? Visit our pumpkin patch on Saturday, October 12, and you just might find it! The train departs the Chase Depot at 9:30am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 2:30pm. Buy your tickets TODAY!!

10/04/2019

One week from tomorrow! Punkins are coming!

Cotton on the Roadside.... saw some this morning on the way to work!  Maybe fall is coming?!?!  Kick off some cooler tem...
10/03/2019

Cotton on the Roadside.... saw some this morning on the way to work! Maybe fall is coming?!?! Kick off some cooler temps (hopefully!) next weekend at the Punkin' Pickin' Extravaganza!!! Buy tickets now before they are all gone!

1) Buy Tickets to the Punkin' Pickin' Extravaganza2) Pick out your cute fall outfit3) Buy marshmallows & apple cider4) P...
09/30/2019

1) Buy Tickets to the Punkin' Pickin' Extravaganza
2) Pick out your cute fall outfit
3) Buy marshmallows & apple cider
4) Pray for cooler weather
5) Buy Tickets to the Punkin' Pickin' Extravaganza...

yep, that should do it!!

Unfortunately, this started on our siding late Friday night (we suspect arson). We've lost a caboose and have severe dam...
09/22/2019
Firefighters working large brush fire in Madison County

Unfortunately, this started on our siding late Friday night (we suspect arson). We've lost a caboose and have severe damage to a flat car. We are thankful for our first responders, especially the Madison County Sheriff's Office, Moore's Mill Volunteer Fire Department, and Central Volunteer Fire Department.

Multiple fire crews on scene of a large brush fire in Madison County

Punkin' Pickin' Extravaganza is coming! Get your tickets before they're all gone!  #pumpkinspiceeverything #pumpkins #fa...
09/20/2019

Punkin' Pickin' Extravaganza is coming! Get your tickets before they're all gone! #pumpkinspiceeverything #pumpkins #fallinhuntsville

Look who made the Fall Activity Guide! Hope you've made your plans to join us! #pumpkinspiceseason #punkins #fallinalaba...
09/19/2019
North Alabama Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and Hayrides | Rocket City Mom

Look who made the Fall Activity Guide! Hope you've made your plans to join us! #pumpkinspiceseason #punkins #fallinalabama

Pick the perfect jack-o-lantern at one of these local pumpkin patches. Get lost in a corn maze or go on a hayride - Fall activities have come to Huntsville and North Alabama!

09/11/2019
Punkins here, punkins there, punkins EVERYWHERE!!  We hope you're making your plans to join us for the Punkin' Pickinn' ...
09/06/2019

Punkins here, punkins there, punkins EVERYWHERE!! We hope you're making your plans to join us for the Punkin' Pickinn' Extravaganza on October 12! Take your pick of punkin' from our patch!!

In case you missed the πŸ“’ BIG announcement, tickets 🎟 for the Fall Color Special 🍁, Santa Train πŸŽ…, & North Star Limited 🌟...
09/01/2019
North Alabama Railroad Museum

In case you missed the πŸ“’ BIG announcement, tickets 🎟 for the Fall Color Special 🍁, Santa Train πŸŽ…, & North Star Limited 🌟are on sale! Take a look at our VIP Seating in the 1949 Pullman Sleeper Coach #2006 πŸ‘‘! (Fall Color and North Star Limited rides only).
➑️www.NorthAlabamaRailroadMuseum.com

Welcome to the North Alabama Railroad Museum At the North Alabama Railroad Museum, located in Chase, Alabama, just east of Huntsville, you will find a facility reflecting a love of trains and a desire to preserve railroad history. If you are interested in taking our self-guided walking tour while yo...

Address

694 Chase Rd NE
Huntsville, AL
35811

General information

At the North Alabama Railroad Museum, located in Chase, Alabama, just east of Huntsville, you will find a facility reflecting a love of trains and a desire to preserve railroad history. The museum is open for visitors seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. throughout the year to inspect, photograph, and study the historic rail equipment, the small depot and the facility. The museum's volunteer staff is present each Wednesday and Saturday until 1:30 or 2:00 p.m. to answer the phone, to take train ride reservations and to assist visitors. The museum is also open by special appointment. Visitors have a choice of a free self-guided tour throughout the week, or a special guided tour on train days. For visitors taking the free self-guided tour there are tour sheets and museum brochures in the waybill box located on the front of the depot. We request visitors to stay off the track do not climb on equipment and to obey all signs. The guided tour covers the history of the Chase Nursery and proceeds through the facility and the museum's display passenger train. There is a charge of $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children six through eleven. The guided tour requires around one hour and offers more of a personal touch as you enjoy seeing the inside of the museum's restored Railway Post Office car, a heavy weight day coach, a 1914 diner now being restored, a Pullman sleeper showing how first-class passengers would ride during the day and the sleeping accommodations for night and finally a beautifully restored Southern Railway caboose. The museum depends on its income from train rides and donations from visitors who are interested in seeing a bit of our rail history preserved. Donations are welcomed!! . The centerpiece of the museum features the Chase depot, the smallest union depot in the country since it served more than one railroad when in service. If you visit the museum on a day when the train is running (see Train Ride Schedule), you can ride a vintage train over the museum's own Mercury & Chase Railroad. All aboard ! Over thirty pieces of major rolling stock have been preserved including both freight and passenger equipment and three historic locomotives. Plans for future development are being made and when completed the museum is sure to be a facility that is both unique and attractive while maintaining a character all its own. Also, at the North Alabama Railroad Museum, you will find a group of dedicated volunteers who are willing to work long hours doing grueling work in all weather extremes in order to accomplish the things that make our museum attractive and functional.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 13:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
Saturday 08:00 - 13:00

Telephone

(256) 851-6276

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