The undated photo above shows a locomotive owned by Shelby Iron Company. The iron works ran daily rail service from Shelby to Columbiana where it connected with the main line. There was also rail service in later years as a part of the Alabama Mineral Line which ran from Calera, through Shelby, and on to the Anniston and Blue Mountain area.
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