Mission: Preservation, restoration and operation of historically significant railway equipment in order to preserve the rich history of the railroad industry throughout alabama and the nation.
Programs: Novelty locomotive exhibits - events are held throughout the year which serve to preserve the history of alabama and american railway history. Examples of such events are the north pole express, santa special, pumpkin patch express, cottontail express, day out with thomas, and rail safety day.
charter train income - community groups such as schools and churches experience train excursions and learn about alabama's railroad history through the train ride itself, tours of a historic depot museum, and a visit to the boone library. The boone library is housed in a historic depot and its holdings include over 1400 books, 1100 dvds/videos/cds, rail-fan periodicals, rail employee magazines, reference books, maps and other types of memorabilia.