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 it’s own railroad track and right-of-way, so NARM sold 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 monthly 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 joining our museum, please click on the “membership button” below, print and fill out the form and send it along with your payment to the museum address at: North Alabama Railroad Museum, 694 Chase Road, Huntsville, AL 35811, for consideration. Or, you can bring the membership form by the museum on a Wednesday or Saturday morning. Membership dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family membership. Thank you for your interest in NARM !