Cottontail Express - Since our inaugural Peter Cottontail Express was
such a resounding success, the museum has decide to start off every season that
way. The children get to visit with Peter Cottontail and his helpers and parents
will be able to take their picture together before they get on the train or while
they are on the train. All the youngsters will get a special treat from Peter
Cottontail before the day is done. These leisurely rides last approximately forty
minutes. Call (256) 851-NARM for more information. For prices to this event, please
go to our price page . For schedule dates, please
go to our schedule page .
- Mother's Day Special- In tribute to moms we present our Mother's
Day Special train trips. Who can say no to those great moms? Make her proud by
treating her to a wonderful train ride (and a special flower). Have her
picture made beside the "Mother's Day Special" sign on the front of
the locomotive. Make mom feel special and make some great memories at the
same time! For prices to this event, please go to our price
page. For schedule dates, please go to our schedule
- Father's Day Special- Let's not forget about Dad either ! He's
worked hard and deserves a special day and a relaxing train ride on the Mercury
& Chase Railroad. For prices to this event, please go to our price
page . For schedule dates, please go to our schedule
- Victory Special / The Patriot- For Armed
Forces / Veteran's Day come help us celebrate America and those that helped make
it possible for us to live in a free country. You can't get much more American
than railroading, because railroading helped build this country and brought it
together as a nation ! Have your picture made next to the "Victory Special
/ The Patriot" sign proudly displayed on the front of the train. These
are usually full length trips and last approximately one hour and forty minutes.
For prices to this event, please go to our price page
. For schedule dates, please go to our schedule
- Pumpkin' Pickin' Train - We have a new train this year,
it's called the Punkin' Pickin' Run and it's in October. With this train, the
riders will be allowed to disembark from the train at Normal and enter our
punkin' patch. The children will be allowed to select a pumpkin (included in the
price of their ticket) and take it back to Chase on the train and then home. .
- Fall Color Special - This is the time of year when the leaves
put on their show for us, and there's nothing like a scenic train trip through
the colorful foliage on the Mercury & Chase Railroad. For prices to
this event, please go to our price page .
For schedule dates, please go to our schedule page .
Train - Come on out and see the train decorated inside and out.
Talk and visit with Santa on the train and let the little ones have their picture
made with him. And surprise, all the good youngsters will get a special
treat from Santa before the day is done. We have expanded our schedule to
try and make sure everyone gets to ride that wants to. These leisurely Santa
Train rides last approximately forty minutes. Call (256) 851-NARM for more
information. For prices to this event, please go to our price page . For schedule dates, please
go to our schedule page .
- North Star Limited -
Beginning with the 2015 season, NARM began the North Star Limited, an exciting
Christmas season ride.
North Star Limited allows our guests to experience an evening adventure under
the wintery stars. Of course, Santa will be on board, spending quality,
one-on-one time with each child and their family. The ride lasts approximately
45 minutes, allowing each child to tell Santa everything he or she wants for
Christmas. All children on board the North Star Limited will receive a
gift from Santa, and every passenger on board, both adults and children, will
have a snack waiting for them when they arrive. Children are encouraged to wear
their pajamas, a unique experience for this ride. As always, our Gift Shop will
be open, detached from the train, so be sure to make a visit ! We hope to make
the North Star Limited a new Huntsville Tradition !
Make your reservation early as these
rides sell out very quickly !
Call (256) 851-NARM for more information. For prices to this event,
please go to our price page . For schedule dates, please
go to our schedule page .
- The train is also available for special chartered events. Birthday
party packages are available also. Please contact the museum at: 256 812-1534
or send us email at
email@example.com for more details and to make reservations.
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. The North Star Limited lasts approximately 45 minutes and the 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 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.
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 regular train rides, babes in arms
(not requiring a seat) ride for free. For our special train rides (Peter
Cottontail, Punkin' Pickin' Extravaganza, North Star Limited and the Santa
Train), every rider, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
These special train rides are specifically intended for families with children.
- 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.
North Alabama Railroad Museum, Inc.
694 Chase Road
North Alabama Railroad Museum, Inc.
P.O. Box 4163
Huntsville, Alabama 35815-4163
Phone: 256-851-6276 (For Ticket Information)