Along the way Bessemer Alabama


| 6/24/2016 10:41:53 PM


Tags: Marilyn Jones, Bessemer, Alabama, museum, history, travel,

In search of railroad information for a magazine article, I stopped at a passenger depot in Bessemer, Alabama, just outside Birmingham. Today the depot serves the community as The Bessemer Hall of History and, although I found very little train history, what I did find was an excellent local collection pointing to the wonderful history of this city of 30,000.

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The former Alabama Great Southern Railroad depot was built in 1916 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It served passengers until the early 1970s. It reopened as a museum in 1985.

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Bessemer History

The little museum has a lot to tell its visitors.




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