Railroads in Birmingham and the Steel City Division
The City of Birmingham exists because of the railroad and steel industries. There have been more than 25 railroads that have made their presence known in this area. Real railroads inspire and motivate model railroaders in their efforts, whether their model railroads are based on a prototype or are purely fictional. This rich history helps make Birmingham a perfect place for model railroaders to thrive. Here are a few of the railroads, past and present, which have ridden the rails in the Birmingham area and around the SCD. Click on a logo for a link to more information.
For a complete list and detailed information about all railroads currently operating in Alabama, check out the Alabama Department of Transportation Rail Directory.