Birmingham Rails
The Beginning

City History
The Magic City

(Updated 8/6/10)

Report to the Governor
Milner's 1858 Plan

Brock's Gap
Gateway to Birmingham

(Rev. 8/12/06)

Railroad Reservation
Heart of the City

Downtown 1904

Lots of Growth

Downtown Trains
Traffic Trouble

1935 Rail Map
Southeast Rail Center

B'ham Industries
Bullish in 1885

Oxmoor Furnace

Things Go Better with Coke!

(Rev. 2/6/07)

McElwain Furnace


Alice Furnace
First Basic Iron

(Rev. 7/23/06)

Henderson Steel

The First in B'ham

Kelley's 1905 Map

RR, Mine & Industry

(New 12/23/2020)

Coal Mine Map

1908 Operators

1911 Mine Stats

Coal Mining Data

(New 3/21/10)

AL Fuel & Iron Co

DeBardeleben's Comeback

(New 12/12/20)

Warrior Mineral RR

A Tale of 3 Pictures

(New 12/16/20)

L&N Relocation

2 Tracks or Not

(New 12/20/20)

Bradford, AL

Field Trip

Lehigh Mines

Blount Business

(New 7/29/06)

Cahaba Mines

Early Coal Mining

(Rev. 7/23/06)

Newcastle Mines

One of the First

Sayreton Mine

Pioneer Site

Bankhead Mine
Walker Co. Coal

Marvel, AL

A Mining Town

(Rev. 10/10/10)

Family Tree
Big Companies


Tennessee Co.

(Rev. 8/16/13)

Pratt Mines

The Next Step

Woodward Ind. RR
History Explored

(Rev. 6/10/06)

Raimund Ore Mines

Sloss Furnace
Iron Monument

Birmingham Belt

Taking it to the Streets

(New 8/16/13)

Classic Trains

Final Fires

(New 8/5/06)

Cane Cr. Branch

L&N to the Mines

(Rev. 7/31/06)

Alabama Central
Marigold & Sunlight

Mary Lee Ind. RR

History Explored

(Rev. 7/14/07)

Birmingham Southern RR
Railfan's Delight

Vulcan Trail
Walk Where Ore Trains Ran

Iron and Steel
Still Going, For Now

Coke Ovens

Coal Cooking

Cast Iron Pipe

Pipe R Us

Model Railroading
Lots of Opportunities

(Updated 8/15/19)

Railroad Info
 Who Was Whom

Steam Locos

Otto Perry

Steam Excursions
Blast From the Past

Industrial Archaeology

(Updated 08/10

Amtrak to B'ham
Great Ride Home
Legend of John Henry
W Va or Alabama?

Historical Maps

Great Link

Birmingham Public Library

Got Books?

Links Page
Ties that Bind

(Rev. 10/18/10)

About the Author
John Stewart