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The North Alabama Railroad Museum was incorporated in 1966 and managed by the National Railway Historical Society. Located in the historic Chase community, it attracts many visitors - both local and international - who visit Huntsville, Alabama. The original depot was built in 1908. It has served as a post office and other uses, but has been restored to its original configuration and houses artifacts and displays.

The museum was built to preserve some historic rail equipment and facilities. 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. The Chase Depot was built by the Chase family, who were in the nursery business. It served the Southern Railway and the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway.

Railroads may not seem like the most cutting edge and modern way of transporting freight, but they remain one of the most economical, safe, and effective ones. In addition to museum tours you can ride trains going to the museum. Visitors have a choice of a free self guided tour or a special tour guide. The museum contains vintage passenger train sets representing various eras where visitors can take photographs or study some rail equipments. Also, you can ride vintage train according to its schedule.

The museum is open 9:00 am until 4:00 pm seven days a week. The Museum depends on donations, train ride tickets and souvenir sales for its operating costs. Volunteers run a gift shop on the train. Visitors are allowed to walk around during the train ride,look out the windows or buy souvenirs. For special events, scheduled tours, and educational programs, you can inquire inside the museum and ask for discount rates and other fees. Membership is also encouraged at the North Alabama Railroad Museum.
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