The train has completed it’s 2016-2017 rehab and returned to service June 10, 2017. Thank you for your support. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Many of us fondly recall the small train sets that operated throughout the country in many zoos, parks, and drive-in theaters. Trains such as these reached their peak popularity in the early 1960s. While some of these trains still operate throughout the country, most such attractions have faded away.
Several years ago two such park train sets were donated to the Southeastern Railway Museum. These train sets in Grand Scale (2 locomotives and 8 passenger cars) were originally purchased and used by the Birmingham Zoo. They were manufactured by the Minature Train Company (MTC) in 1957, and used by the zoo until they were retired in 1976.
The Southeastern Railway Museum is currently operating one of the locomotives and two passenger cars on a 1,500 foot track. Plans are to complete the restoration of the second locomotive and to install an additional 2,500 feet of track on the Museum grounds.
Thank you for your purchase of park ride tickets, which directly support this project.