Calera & Shelby Train Ride

Calera and Shelby RailroadTake a trip back in time as you board vintage railroad coaches restored to their former 
glory! The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former L&N Alabama 
Mineral Railroad, established in 1891.  Ride behind a first generation diesel-electric 
locomotive as you travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County. Upgrade to a 
caboose or locomotive ticket for a memorable experience and get an up close look at 
railroad operations!

The Calera & Shelby train ride lasts approximately 1 hour. Please arrive 1 hour prior to 
your departure time to pick up your tickets at the Calera Depot, use the restrooms at the 
Gift Shop and get in line at your boarding location. Make sure to visit the exhibits in our 
Depot Museum, our collection of railroad equipment in Clark Yard, our working Signal 
Garden, and our Gift Shop!

Train Rides

Coach - Adult Coach - Child Coach -Infant Family 4 Pack Locomotive TicketLocomotive Ticket

Ages 12 and up

Ages 2-11

0-24 mo.

2 Adults 2 Children Save $8!

Ride with the brakeman!

Ride with the engineer!







Please Note:
Above prices include taxes but not convenience fee. $3.00/ticket purchased on web or $4.00/ticket if purchased through the ticket call center at 205-757-8383.

Infant Tickets

Children 0-24 months ride free of charge though required to sit in an adult’s lap at all times. When ordering your tickets, select "Coach Infant" for no additional charge. If you did not order an infant ticket with your initial order, notify the ticket agent upon your arrival at the Calera Depot that you have a child 0-24 months that will sit in your lap, and you will receive an infant ticket. For your safety, strollers and infant car seat carriers are not permitted aboard the train.

Wheelchair Accessibility

Our train has wheelchair accessible accommodations on the Long Island 2972 and Open Air Car 1121. Wheelchair loading and unloading occurs at the Calera Depot with a MobiLift wheelchair lift. We do not have wheelchair boarding capabilities at stops such as Ozan Winery, Cottontail’s Meadow for the Cottontail Express, or the Pumpkin Patch for the Pumpkin Patch Express. Note: A person in your party must be in a wheelchair to purchase this ticket. This is only a space for a wheelchair, no seat is provided.

Click here for more accessibility information.


There are no working restrooms on our vintage railcars. Please use the restroom at the Gift Shop prior to boarding.

Purchase Tickets for Calera & Shelby Train Ride Here!