The North Alabama Railroad Museum (NARM) began life in 1966. In the early days, NARM rallied around its own steam locomotive No. 77 and after much hard work it was used to power several mainline excursions. For over two decades, NARM sponsored mainline railroad excursions (usually) to Chattanooga, Tennessee behind such wonderful steam locomotives as Southern No. 4501 and eventually N&W No. 1218. In the mid-eighties, the museum had the opportunity to purchase its own railroad track and right-of-way, so NARM sold steam locomotive No. 77 as a way to finance the purchase.
Today, we provide train rides on our own Mercury & Chase Railroad. Our museum continues to grow in scope and purpose. We are gladly accepting new members and invite any and all persons interested in trains and railroading to join. All that we ask is that you support the efforts of the museum and abide by its by-laws. Individual membership is limited to persons 18 years and older. We are community minded and strive to maintain good relationships with our neighbors. We have a wide diversity of members and you are sure to find your niche in our museum.
Members of NARM will receive a periodic newsletter, “White Flags and Full Steam”, which is put together by members, for members. It’s goal is to highlight the efforts of those involved and generally keep the readership up to date on all the current news and happenings.
If you are interested in being considered for membership in our museum please review our “Membership Brochure” for more information about what being a member of NARM is all about. Membership dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family membership. If you would like to become a member, fill out the online application below with the necessary information (please be sure and sign and date it electronically at the bottom). You may use the “Donate” button at bottom of page to pay your dues but please denote “membership” on the transaction. After you click on “Send NARM Application Form” we will review your application and get back with you shortly. You should get an email letting you know that your application has been received.
If you prefer to download and type in the required information in a fillable PDF you may do that by clicking on this link: “Membership Application Form”. After you complete the form be sure and sign it electronically and send it to our email address at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Again you may use our PayPal “Donate” button at the bottom of this page for your payment.
You can also bring the membership form by the museum on a Wednesday or Saturday morning and meet us in person. If you have a computer and a printer we request that you fill out the form in advance to avoid hand-written applications. Please make all checks payable to: North Alabama Railroad Museum. Our mailing address is: North Alabama Railroad Museum, 694 Chase Road, Huntsville, AL 35811 . We greatly appreciate your interest in becoming a part of our museum !