Train Rides and Museum Operations

Museum and grounds self-guided tours

Free, donations welcomed

Special Events

Peter Cottontail Express, Pumkin' Pickin' Train

$15.00 for all passengers

The Dogwood Spirit, Mother's and Father's Day Trains, The Freedom Express, The Patriot, Dog Day's Express, The North Alabamian, Fall Color Special and all regular length runs

$15.00 (adults)
$10.00 (children under 12 years of age)

Santa Train Trips (Christmas)

$15.00 for all passengers

Rentals Available

Children's Birthday Party on the Grounds

Contact us at: 256 812-1534 or

Train Rental for Your Event (rent the whole operating train by the trip or longer)

Contact us at: 256 812-1534 or

Pavilion Rental for Your Event

Contact us at: 256 812-1534 or

Dining Car Rental (stationary) for Your Event

Contact us at: 256 812-1534 or

Our regular excursions are run over the entire length of our line to make a 10 mile round trip. These trips last a little over 1 hour. Shorter trips last approximately 35 minutes.

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 may take a free self-guided tour and there are tour sheets and museum brochures in the waybill box located on the north side of the depot. We request visitors to stay off the track do not climb on equipment and to obey all signs. Unfortunately we no longer offer guided tours. The museum depends on its income from train rides and donations from visitors who are interested in seeing a bit of our local rail history preserved.  Donations are always welcomed !

 Museum brochures and train schedules can be found locally at the Tourist Information Center on Church Street and at the museum's Chase Depot.  The tickets you purchase will list your car number and seat number(s).  Please go here for scheduling information.

Safety Notes:

We want your visit to the museum to be a safe and enjoyable one, so we ask that you please abide by the following guide lines:

  • Train operations require the use of loud whistles that may startle very young children and there are safety considerations around trains and heavy equipment, therefore we ask that you keep young children close by your side and under control.
  • Please wear comfortable properly fitting (casual) clothes and shoes that provide good footing for the train ride and / or tour.
  • Please, when you visit, do not attempt to walk or balance on top of the rails or allow children to.  Rails are very slippery and can cause a very a bad fall and serious injury.
  • Please do not place objects such as pennies on top of rails.
  • Please do not allow children to climb on equipment as this could prove to be very dangerous.
  • Please obey all of the museum signs including the "No Visitors Beyond This Point" signs.


  • To order tickets by phone, please call the Chase depot 256-851-6276 Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 8PM, Saturday 9AM to 5PM, and Sunday 1PM to 6 PM to speak to an operator. You may also order your tickets using the "Buy Tickets" button on this website.  Credit cards are accepted to include Visa, Mastercard and Discovery card .
  • Prices are subject to change, please call to verify.
  • Any seats remaining or any unclaimed seats will be sold on a first come / first served basis at the ticket counter. 
  • Passengers should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure times.
  • For all train rides except the Santa Train, babes in arms not requiring a seat ride free.  Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket to ride the Santa Train as these trips are aimed at children under ten.  Adult tickets are not sold unless a child is present in the group.
  • No food or drink is permitted on the train.  Remember, you're riding in classic antiques.
  • If you bring a baby stroller you will be asked to store it nearby before boarding the train for the ride.
  • Thanks to the local Boy Scouts, the museum now has a wheel chair ramp and we are able to board 2 wheel chairs at a time. When you buy your ticket your will be asked to make note that it is for a wheel chair space. Please note that there are no wheel chair spaces available for short train rides as that car will not be available.
  • The souvenir shop is located in dining car 1000 when on the train and we do now accept credit card purchases. When car 1000 is not on the train it will be parked across the tracks from the Chase Depot and may be visited before or after a train ride.

We recommend that riders make reservations in advance for the train rides, especially if you are coming from a far distance.  Riders should always make reservations well in advance for the Santa Train as these rides sell out very early.

Street address:
North Alabama Railroad Museum, Inc.
694 Chase Road
Huntsville, Alabama
Mailing address:
North Alabama Railroad Museum, Inc.
P.O. Box 4163
Huntsville, Alabama 35815-4163
Phone: 256-851-6276 (For Ticket Information)

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