Installed Signs BY LOCATION

The list below organizes the installed signs based on the general area where they are located. The list is presented in alphabetical order based on the location.

NOTE:  Due to GPS accuracy variations, “Seconds” are rounded and may not match subsequent readings exactly.  Designations are degrees minutes seconds.

NOTE:  Sign locations organized by the BMRR Branch they are on also are shown in the Self-guided Driving and Walking Tour for a specific branch.  Sign locations in those self-guided tours are designated with “[SIGN]” beside the location/stop on the tour.  Click here to go to the self-guided tours that have been created thus far.

NOTE:  Sign numbers reflect the order in which the signs were installed.  Such numbers are for reference purposes to track to other lists.

 

Altoona, Alabama

119. Sign Location:  Altoona, Alabama — on city entrance sign.  With installation of this sign, there now are BMRR signs in all 6 counties served by that railroad.   Latitude/Longitude:  N 34 1 30.17  W 86 19 43.44  BMRR Branch:  Huntsville Branch No. 2

128/129 (Two-sided). Sign Location:  Altoona, Alabama.  Sign is located on 6th Avenue next to the very visible former BMRR roadbed.   Latitude/Longitude:  N 34 1 33.94  W 86 19 33.10  BMRR Branch:  Huntsville Branch No. 2

 

Bessemer, Alabama

120. Sign Location:  3rd Avenue North and 20th Street North, Bessemer.  HISTORIC LOCATION:  This sign is at the corner of the block (now a warehouse parking lot) where was located the BMRR Passenger Station and the BMRR Freight House next to it.  The currently active CSX railroad tracks that run along the northeast side of the parking lot are on the original BMRR roadbed.  The original BMRR mile post (Mile 403) can be seen alongside the tracks behind the warehouse building.  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 24 13.92  W 86 57 9.50  BMRR Branch:  North Branch.  NOTE:  The BMRR South Branch also used this location to reach the Blue Creek Junction, so some documentation shows both branches running along here on the same tracks from the Brickyard WYE to the Blue Creek Junction (WYE).

121. Sign Location:  Powder Plant Road at crossing of CSX active tracks, Bessemer.  Sign is located north of the CSX tracks and just before the bridge over Valley Creek.  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 23 21.59  W 87  0  38.92  BMRR Branch:  Blue Creek Extension.

122. Sign Location:  Powder Plant Road at crossing of CSX active tracks, Bessemer.  Sign is located south of the CSX tracks and just before the entrance road to the CSX facility.  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 23 13.27  W 87  0  33.71.   BMRR Branch:  Blue Creek Extension.

123. Sign Location:  19th Street North and 12th Avenue North, Bessemer.  Sign is located at the base of the Lowe’s sign on 19th Street with an arrow pointing down the street to the active CSX tracks which are on the BMRR North Branch roadbed.  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 24 32.64  W 86  57  52.88.   BMRR Branch:  North Branch.  NOTE:  The BMRR South Branch also used this location to reach the Blue Creek Junction that is located behind the Lowe’s Home Improvement store, so some documentation shows both branches running along here on the same tracks from the Brickyard WYE to the Blue Creek Junction (WYE).

124. Sign Location:  14th Street across the street from intersection of Avenue J, Bessemer.  Sign is located at the terminus (abutment in the edge of the woods) of the BMRR bridge over the former Atlantic Coast Line (ACL) tracks.  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 23 12.84  W 86  56  38.15.   BMRR Branch:  Reeder’s Gap Branch running off of the South Branch.   NOTE:  Current spelling of the gap is “Readers”.

125. Sign Location:  14th Street on southwest side of 14th Street and south of the intersection of Avenue J, Bessemer.   Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 23 9.7  W 86  56  37.50.   BMRR Branch:  Reeder’s Gap Branch running off of the South Branch.   NOTE:  Current spelling of the gap is “Readers”.

126. Sign Location:  Carolina Terrace (near intersection with 26th Street).  Sign is located between the street and the active CSX tracks (which are on the former BMRR roadbed) and near the beginning of the Brickyard WYE.  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 24 28.75  W 86 56 27.75.   BMRR Branch:  North Branch (used also by South Branch).

127. Sign Location:  Dartmouth Avenue (near intersection with Carolina Terrace).  Sign is located near where the South Branch entered the Brickyard WYE.  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 24 27.55  W 86 56 15.33.   BMRR Branch:  South Branch.

 

 

Birmingham — Airport area

60 (see also sign 72).  Sign Location:  Aviation Avenue (18th Alley) at Messer Airport Highway (West side of Messer Airport Highway).  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 32 6.3  W 86 45 17.1  BMRR Branch:  Gate City Branch

72 (see also sign 60).  Sign Location:  Aviation Avenue (18th Alley) at Messer Airport Highway (East side of Messer Airport Highway).  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 32 6.6  W 86 45 15.8  BMRR Branch:  Gate City Branch

 

Birmingham — Eastwood Village area (formerly Eastwood Mall area)

52. Sign Location:  Oporto-Madrid Boulevard near Ludington Lane (Eastern side of Oporto-Madrid Boulevard)  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 31 53.6  W 86 43 15.5 BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

53. Sign Location:  Oporto-Madrid Boulevard near Ludington Lane (Western side of Oporto-Madrid Boulevard)  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 31 52.7  W 86 43 17.0 BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

54. Sign Location:  Cresthill Road at Crestwood Boulevard  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 31 44.9  W 86 43 36.4  BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

55. Sign Location:  Cresthill Road at Montclair Road  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 31 18.6  W 86 44 10.0  BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

 

Birmingham — Gate City area

25. Sign Location:  Beulah Lewis Park (Gate City area)  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 32 39.3  W 86 43 37.7  BMRR Branch:  Gate City Branch

49. Sign Location:  Dublin Avenue at 65th Street South (Gate City area) (Eastern side of Dublin Avenue)  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 32 34.1  W 86 43 59.5  BMRR Branch:  Gate City Branch

50. Sign Location:  Oporto-Madrid Boulevard at 68th PLACE South (Gate City area) (Western side of Oporto-Madrid Boulevard)  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 32 43  W 86 43 14.6  BMRR Branch:  Gate City Branch

51. Sign Location:  Oporto-Madrid Boulevard at 68th STREET South (Gate City area) (Eastern side of Oporto-Madrid Boulevard)  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 32 40.4  W 86 43 14.1  BMRR Branch:  Gate City Branch

 

Birmingham — Montclair Road area

12 (see also signs 13 and 118). Sign Location:  Entrance to Walking Trail below former Trinity Hospital  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 31 1.22  W 86 44 40.56  BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

13 (see also signs 12 and 118). Sign Location:  Along lower portion of Walking Trail below former Trinity Hospital at edge of Montclair Road  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 30 52.8  W 86 44 52.6  BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

118 (see also signs 12 and 13). Sign Location:  Along upper portion of Walking Trail below former Trinity Hospital.  Pond where sign is located (as well as other pond) empties into BMRR roadbed cut-stone box culvert visible below from lower portion of trail. Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 30 59.6  W 86 44 44.6  BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

14. Sign Location:  Levite Jewish Community Center  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 30 39.8  W 86 45 13.7  BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

15. Sign Location:  Morningside Drive at Montclair Road  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 30 22.5  W 86 45 43  BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

47. Sign Location:  Morningside Drive near Timberlane Drive (Eastern side of Morningside Drive)  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 30 25.4  W 86 45 46.2  BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

48. Sign Location:  SIGN REMOVED DURING CONSTRUTION.  Morningside Drive near Timberlane Drive (Western side of Morningside Drive)  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 30 24.5  W 86 45 47  BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

56. Sign Location:  Montclair Road at Country Club Road (North side of Montclair Road)  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 30 9.7  W 86 46 11.5  BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

57. Sign Location:  Montclair Road at Country Club Road (South side of Montclair Road)  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 30 9.5  W 86 46 11.3  BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

24. Sign Location:  Ramsay Park (northeast side of Montclair Road)  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 30 9.7  W 86 46 12.3  BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

 

Birmingham — North Birmingham

36. Sign Location:  25th Street North at 29th Avenue North  (southwest corner of intersection — within sight of active freight train tracks built on former BMRR roadbed)  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 33 0.7  W 86 49 8.8  BMRR Branch:  Huntsville Branch No. 1

69. Sign Location:  27th Street North at railroad tracks between 28th Avenue North and 29th Avenue North  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 33 2.3  W 86 48 56.6  BMRR Branch:  Huntsville Branch No. 1

70 (see also sign 71). Sign Location:  ACIPCO truck entrance on 16th Street North near railroad tracks and 29th Avenue North.  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 32 43.5  W 86 49 54.0  BMRR Branch:  Huntsville Branch No. 1

71 (see also sign 70). Sign Location:  16th Street North between 27th Avenue North and the first set of railroad tracks.  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 32 41.1  W 86 49 52.1  BMRR Branch:  Huntsville Branch No. 1

 

Birmingham — Pratt City

137. Sign Location:  Pratt City — Avenue W (at active railroad tracks).    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 31 42.04  W 86 52 44.28  BMRR Branch:  Huntsville Branch No. 1

138. Sign Location:  Pratt City — Avenue F (at 6th Place and active railroad tracks).    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 31 35.31  W 86 53 6.33  BMRR Branch:  Huntsville Branch No. 1

 

Birmingham — Red Mountain Park

111. Sign Location:  Red Mountain Park — South Trail.  THIS IS WHERE IT ALL BEGAN!  The first rails of the BMRR were laid in 1884 as the BMRR South Branch in present-day Red Mountain Park.  The Park has named the trail that is on the BMRR South Branch roadbed the “BMRR South Trail.”  This sign location commemorates the beginning of the BMRR and illustrates that parts of its original roadbed are still in use as walking trails.  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 26 51.51  W 86 51 56.88   BMRR Branch:  South Branch

112. Sign Location:  Red Mountain Park — Main Kiosk.  This sign is near the main kiosk on the way to the Park’s  “BMRR South Trail” which is named for the BMRR South Branch where the first rails of the BMRR were laid in 1884.    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 26 51.67  W 86 51 46.45   BMRR Branch:  South Branch

113. Sign Location:  Red Mountain Park — Main Entrance.  This sign is at the main entrance to Red Mountain Park which is preserving a significant part of the history of the BMRR and the mines and facilities it served on Red Mountain beginning in 1884 and continuing to the end of mining in that area.  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 26 42.66  W 86 51 44.4   BMRR Branch:  South Branch

 

Birmingham and Irondale — Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

2. Sign Location:  (NOTE:  Sign REMOVED until entrance is finalized.)  Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve trail entrance on Ruffner Road across from Irondale Ballpark    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 32 35.7  W 86 42 37.5  BMRR Branch:  Gate City Branch

3. Sign Location:  Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve “gated” main Ruffner Road trail entrance    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 33 31  W 86 41 20  BMRR Branch:  Gate City Branch

4. Sign Location:  In Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve at entrance to Buckeye Trail at gas pipeline service road  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 33 16.3  W 86 41 58.1  BMRR Branch:  Gate City Branch

5. Sign Location:  In Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve at historic square stone culvert alongside gas pipeline service road  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 33 27.8  W 86 41 47.6  BMRR Branch:  Gate City Branch

6. Sign Location:  In Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve at historic round pipe and stone culvert alongside gas pipeline service road  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 33 34.5  W 86 41 42.2  BMRR Branch:  Gate City Branch

7. Sign Location:  At entrance to separate property of Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve located at site of former South Roebuck Ballpark and Swimming Pool.  Sign is attached to old tram railroad rail previously installed vertically at entrance gate and now re-purposed for mounting the BMRR sign.  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 34 52.07  W 86 41 8.72  BMRR Branch:  Gate City Branch Extension to Trussville

110. Sign Location:  Lance Way deadend at Lizard Loop Trail of Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve.  A great thing about the location of this sign is that it is directly above a great cut-stone culvert that was part of the BMRR roadbed and that CONTINUES to carry water through it after 128 years of use!!  The downstream end of that culvert has the biggest stones yet found in these BMRR culverts.  Also, the BMRR sign is attached to an old BMRR railroad rail (section of track) that had been re-purposed and had been installed vertically as an end-of-street barrier.   Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 34 8.58  W 86 41 20  BMRR Branch:  Gate City Branch Extension to Trussville

 

Birmingham — Southern border between Vulcan Park and Elton B. Stephens Expressway

65. Sign Location:  1901 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard South (on East side of street below Vulcan Park)  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 29 30.1  W 86 47 40.2  BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

66. Sign Location:  1901 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard South (on West side of street below Vulcan Park)  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 29 30.0  W 86 47 40.9  BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

88. Sign Location:  Woodcrest Road (Woodcrest Place) (on East side of street).  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 29 34.10  W 86 47 18.60  BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

89. Sign Location:  Woodcrest Road (Woodcrest Place) (on West side of street).  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 29 33.60  W 86 47 19.70  BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

 

Birmingham — Southwest area

67. Sign Location:  123 Industrial Drive  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 27 10.1  W 86 51 2.3  BMRR Branch:  South Branch

68. Sign Location:  120 Industrial Drive  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 27 9.7  W 86 51 2.9  BMRR Branch:  South Branch

90 (see also sign 102). Sign Location:  Martin Luther King Jr Drive SW (Montevallo Road) (on West side of street).    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 28 28.9  W 86 50 25.70  BMRR Branch:  North Branch

102 (see also sign 90). Sign Location:   Montevallo Road SW (Martin Luther King Jr Drive) (on East side of street).    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 28 24.2  W 86 50 26.5  BMRR Branch:  North Branch

103. Sign Location:   West Valley Avenue at Montevallo Road SW.    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 27 37.78  W 86 50 25.38  BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

91 (see also sign 93). Sign Location:  Ishkooda Road SW (on West side of street).    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 27 49.11  W 86 52 22.31  BMRR Branch:  North Branch

92. Sign Location:  High Line Trail (a.k.a High Ore Line Trail)  (Arrow pointing down to BMRR roadbed with active railroad tracks on it).    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 26 21.70  W 86 54 32.50  BMRR Branch:  North Branch

93 (see also sign 91). Sign Location:  Ishkooda Road SW (on East side of street).    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 27 47.30  W 86 52 17.80  BMRR Branch:  North Branch

94. Sign Location:  Spaulding Street SW (40th Street SW)  (on East side of street).    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 26 56.70  W 86 53 45.10  BMRR Branch:  North Branch

95. Sign Location:  40th Street SW (Spaulding Street SW)  (on West side of street).    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 27 0.2  W 86 53 46.0  BMRR Branch:  North Branch

98. Sign Location:  Wilson Road SW (31st Street SW)  (on East side of street).    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 27 25.0  W 86 52 57.9  BMRR Branch:  North Branch

99. Sign Location:  31st Street SW (Wilson Road SW)  (on West side of street).    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 27 28.1  W 86 52 58.6  BMRR Branch:  North Branch

 

Birmingham — Vulcan Trail

20/21 (Two-sided).  Sign Location:  Vulcan Trail (eastern trail head below Vulcan Park).  See also the SIGN PANEL with description and map located where the trail enters the Kiwanis Centennial Park.  The Kiwanis Centennial Park is built on the former BMRR roadbed.  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 29 31.44  W 86 47 46.43  BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

22. Sign Location:  Vulcan Trail (trail mid-point — end of paved trail and beginning of gravel trail).  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 29 3.7  W 86 48 40.7  BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

23. Sign Location:  Vulcan Trail (trail mid-point entrance at 11th Place South)  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 29 12  W 86 48 33  BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

136. Sign Location:  Vulcan Trail (western trail head near Green Springs Highway)  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 28 39.31  W 86 49 27.83  BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

 

Birmingham — Woodlawn area

1. Sign Location:  6501 1st Avenue South (Woodlawn area)  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 32 51  W 86 44 23.5  BMRR Branch:  Gate City Branch

26. Sign Location:  Calera — Restored Woodlawn Depot (Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum in Calera, Alabama)  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 5 58.8  W 86 45 1.31  BMRR Branch:  Gate City Branch

58. Sign Location:  Aviation Avenue at 65th Street North (North side of Aviation Avenue)  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 33 0.8  W 86 44 40.1  BMRR Branch:  Gate City Branch

59. Sign Location:  Aviation Avenue at 65th Street North (South side of Aviation Avenue)  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 33 0.6  W 86 44 40.7  BMRR Branch:  Gate City Branch

 

Calera — Because Restored Woodlawn Depot is located there.

26. Sign Location:  Calera — Restored Woodlawn Depot (Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum in Calera, Alabama)  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 5 58.8  W 86 45 1.31  BMRR Branch:  Gate City Branch

 

Fairfield

105. Sign Location:  US Steel Corporation, Fairfield Works, Valley Road entrance  (Sign is located next to current active CSX railroad tracks that are on the original BMRR roadbed.)   NOTE:  This is a private road, and the facility must not be entered without permission.   Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 28 45.54   W 86 55 46.13  BMRR Branch:  Huntsville Branch No. 1

 

Fultondale

81. Sign Location:  Fultondale — Walking/Bicycling Cain Creek Trail (often currently referred to as “Cane Creek”) — Trail entrance at Black Creek Park.    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 37 18.6 W 86 47 56.6  BMRR Branch:  Cain Creek Branch

82/83 (Two-sided). Sign Location:  Fultondale — Walking/Bicycling Cain Creek Trail (often currently referred to as “Cane Creek”) — Trail entrance at Stouts Road.   Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 37 14.1 W 86 48 10. 7  BMRR Branch:  Cain Creek Branch

84/85 (Two-sided). Sign Location:  Fultondale — Walking/Bicycling Cain Creek Trail (often currently referred to as “Cane Creek”) — Trail entrance at Shady Grove Road.   Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 37 43.5 W 86 50 57.5   BMRR Branch:  Cain Creek Branch

86. Sign Location:  Fultondale — Carson Road (South of trestle).   Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 37 10.9 W 86 47 20.2  BMRR Branch:  Cain Creek Branch

87. Sign Location:  Fultondale — Carson Road (North of trestle).     Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 37 13.0 W 86 47 19.5  BMRR Branch:  Cain Creek Branch

 

Helena

31. Sign Location:  Helena — Old Town Helena  (The Depot Deli and Grill — 1872 Helena Freight House and Depot  re-purposed as a present-day restaurant)  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 17 47.7  W 86 50 34.6  BMRR Branch:  Helena and Blocton Branch

32/33 (Two-sided). Sign Location:  Helena — Old Town Helena  (beside Amphitheater marque and near L&N Caboose)   Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 17 47.1  W 86 50 36.3  BMRR Branch:  Helena and Blocton Branch

34. Sign Location:  Helena — Hillsboro Trail (in Appleford subdivision on trail at Appleford Road underpass)   Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 17 26.8  W 86 51 28.7  BMRR Branch:  Helena and Blocton Branch

35. Sign Location:  Helena — Hillsboro Trail (at Stonecreek Drive entrance to trail)   Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 16 40.3  W 86 52 18.1  BMRR Branch:  Helena and Blocton Branch

 

Homewood

NOTE:  The following sign is on unincorporated Jefferson County right-of-way because they maintain the entire street, but the sign is next to the Homewood city limit:  103. Sign Location:   West Valley Avenue at Montevallo Road SW.    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 27 37.78  W 86 50 25.38  BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

 

Irondale  (See also “Birmingham and Irondale” for Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve signs.)

8. Sign Location:  16th Street South at beginning of Georgia Road in Irondale  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 32 20  W 86 42 54.6  BMRR Branch:  Gate City Branch

9. Sign Location:  Georgia Road in Irondale near Irondale City Limit  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 32 20  W 86 42 58.3  BMRR Branch:  Gate City Branch

10. Sign Location:  16th Street South and 1st Avenue South in Irondale  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 32 14.5  W 86 42 38  BMRR Branch:  Gate City Branch

11. Sign Location:  16th Street South and Crestwood Boulevard in Irondale  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 31 54  W 86 42 32  BMRR Branch:  Gate City Branch

 

Ivalee  (Etowah County)

131. Sign Location:  Ivalee (Etowah County) — Gallant Road (near active railroad tracks on former BMRR roadbed).   Latitude/Longitude:  N 34  2  1.71  W 86  7  47.41  BMRR Branch:  Huntsville Branch No. 2

132. Sign Location:  Ivalee (Etowah County) — Carnes Chapel Road (at active railroad tracks on former BMRR roadbed near the Tyson plant.)  This is at the end of the active tracks at the eastern end of the Huntsville Branch No. 2. Previously, sign number 104 was installed at the end of the active tracks at the OTHER end of the Huntsville Branch No. 2 at Carson Road near Highway 79, so now both ends have the BMRR signs where the active tracks end. Latitude/Longitude:  N 34  2  42.06  W 86  9  36.73  BMRR Branch:  Huntsville Branch No. 2

 

Lipscomb

44. Sign Location:  Lipscomb — Across from City Hall (5512 Avenue H).    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 25 26.9  W 86 55 31.3  BMRR Branch:  North Branch

45/46 (Two-sided). Sign Location:  Lipscomb — Avenue K at Avenue H.    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 25 49.3  W 86 55 8  BMRR Branch:  North Branch

 

Living River Retreat — See Shelby County

 

Morris

133. Sign Location:  Morris — Glennwood Road (western side road).  (Crossties are visible sticking out from edge of pavement.)   Latitude/Longitude:  N 33  44  8.23  W 86  47  59.88  BMRR Branch:  Turkey Creek Branch

134. Sign Location:  Morris — Glennwood Road (eastern side road).  (Crossties are visible sticking out from edge of pavement.)   Latitude/Longitude:  N 33  44  9.04  W 86  48  0.26  BMRR Branch:  Turkey Creek Branch

 

Mountain Brook

15. Sign Location:  Morningside Drive at Montclair Road  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 30 22.5  W 86 45 43  BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

16/17 (Two-sided). Sign Location:  Oxford Road between Sterling Road and Carlisle Road  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 29 57  W 86 46 29.4  BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

18. Sign Location:  English Village (Eastern side of Cahaba Road)  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 29 45  W 86 46 53  BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

19. Sign Location:  English Village (Western side of Cahaba Road)  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 29 45  W 86 46 53  BMRR Branch:  Red Gap Branch

 

Oneonta

27. Sign Location:  Oneonta — Depot in Oneonta City Park  (Re-purposed as a present-day meeting facility and offices)  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 56 26.4  W 86 29 24.2  BMRR Branch:  Huntsville Branch No. 2

28/29 (Two-sided). Sign Location:  Oneonta — Downtown Historic Marker on Railroad Boulevard   Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 56 39.7  W 86 28 32.8  BMRR Branch:  Huntsville Branch No. 2

30. Sign Location:  Oneonta — Champion Mines Historic Marker on US Highway 231   Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 56 20.1  W 86 27 32.1  BMRR Branch:  Huntsville Branch No. 2

 

Pinson

73/74 (Two-sided). Sign Location:  Pinson — Innsbrooke Parkway.    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 42 20.5  W 86 39 57.2  BMRR Branch:  Huntsville Branch No. 2

75. Sign Location:  Pinson — Center Point Parkway (on East side of street).  Notice also BMRR Whistle Post that has been moved to be next to BMRR sign.  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 41 33.5  W 86 40 56.3  BMRR Branch:  Huntsville Branch No. 2

76. Sign Location:  Pinson — Center Point Parkway (on West side of street).    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 41 32.8  W 86 40 57.8  BMRR Branch:  Huntsville Branch No. 2

77/78 (Two-sided). Sign Location:  Pinson — Old Bradford Road.    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 41 25.2  W 86 41 10.6  BMRR Branch:  Huntsville Branch No. 2

79. Sign Location:  Pinson — Miles Spring Road (on North side of street).    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 44 18.7 W 86 38 52.8  BMRR Branch:  Huntsville Branch No. 2

80. Sign Location:  Pinson — Miles Spring Road (on South side of street).    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 44 18.3 W 86 38 52.9  BMRR Branch:  Huntsville Branch No. 2

135. Sign Location:  Pinson — Tapawingo Road (at bridge over Turkey Creek).  Note that sign is located at end of historic railroad trestle over Turkey Creek and next to abandoned railroad tracks still in street pavement.   Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 41 58.23  W 86 40 23  BMRR Branch:  Huntsville Branch No. 2

 

Pratt City  (See “Birmingham — Pratt City”)

 

Shelby County

39. Sign Location:  Shelby County — Living River — A Retreat on the Cahaba.    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 10 10  W 87 1 33.5  BMRR Branch:  Savage Creek Branch — Spur off of Savage Creek Branch and crossing over Cahaba River to Masena and Youngblood

116/117 (Two-sided). Sign Location:  Shelby County Highway 10 — Entrance to Living River — A Retreat on the Cahaba.    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 10 2.4  W 86 59 39.7  BMRR Branch:  Savage Creek Branch (left  Birmingham, Brierfield, & Blocton RR (aka Briarfield[sic], Blocton, and Birmingham) at Aden near location of BMRR sign)

 

Tarrant

41. Sign Location:  Tarrant — City triangular land near Highway 79 at Springdale Road.    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 35 15.9  W 86 46 2.5  BMRR Branch:  Huntsville Branch No. 2

42/43 (Two-sided). Sign Location:  Tarrant — In front of Dolcito Quarry next to walking trail.    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 35 15.3  W 86 46 0.2  BMRR Branch:  Huntsville Branch No. 2

 

Trussville

61. Sign Location:  Trussville — Green Drive near Trussville Clay Road Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 38 44.6  W 86 36 3.9  BMRR Branch:  Gate City Branch Extension to Trussville

62. Sign Location:  Trussville — Trussville Clay Road near Dry Creek Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 38 36  W 86 35 58.2  BMRR Branch:  Gate City Branch Extension to Trussville

63. Sign Location:  Trussville — Trussville Clay Road near Happy Hollow Road Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 38 31  W 86 35 56.9  BMRR Branch:  Gate City Branch Extension to Trussville

64. Sign Location:  Trussville — Trussville Clay Road near Parkway Drive and Poplar Street Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 38 6  W 86 36 14.6  BMRR Branch:  Gate City Branch Extension to Trussville

96/97 (Two-sided). Sign Location:  Trussville — Parkway Drive in median near furnaces historical marker  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 37 44.4  W 86 36 20.7  BMRR Branch:  Gate City Branch Extension to Trussville

 

Tuscaloosa

106. Sign Location:  301 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, at beautifully restored former L&N Depot  (The depot was restored by Bill and Bebe Lloyd and currently houses their 301 Bistro, Bar, and Beer Garden.)      Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 12 40.94  W 87 34 8.08   BMRR Branch:  Birmingham & Tuscaloosa Railroad (a BMRR Branch)

107. Sign Location:  Helen Keller Boulevard (just south of intersection with Jack Warner Parkway), Tuscaloosa, Alabama, at Ed E. Love Water Treatment Plant  (NOTE:  the water treatment plant is restricted property and must not be entered without permission of the plant manager.)    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 13 7.23  W 87 31 13.95   BMRR Branch:  Birmingham & Tuscaloosa Railroad (a BMRR Branch)

 

Unincorporated Jefferson County — General

See sign number 102 and sign number 103 in Birmingham — Southwest area

 

Unincorporated Jefferson County — Pinson Valley

104. Sign Location:  Pinson Valley — Carson Road North west of Highway 79  (Sign is where current active CSX railroad tracks end.  These active tracks are on the original BMRR roadbed.  See also description of sign number 132.)    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 39 32.06 W 86 42 58.41  BMRR Branch:  Huntsville Branch No. 2

 

Unincorporated Jefferson County — former Village Springs community

See sign numbers 100 and 101 in Village Springs community.

 

Village Springs community

100. Sign Location:  Former Village Springs community (just south of Blount County / Jefferson County line) — Old Highway 75 (near North end of highway) .  100th sign sponsored by Trussville Daybreak Rotary Club.  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 45 46.8  W 86 38 3.0  BMRR Branch:  Huntsville Branch No. 2

101. Sign Location:  Former Village Springs community (just south of Blount County / Jefferson County line) — Old Highway 75 (near South end of highway).   Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 45 14.6  W 86 38 23.0  BMRR Branch:  Huntsville Branch No. 2

130. Sign Location:  Former Village Springs community (just north of Blount County / Jefferson County line).  Sign is located next to Dollar General store which is built on the former BMRR roadbed that ran alongside Railroad Street East which is still there behind the Dollar General.  Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 45 58.41  W 86 37 58.33  BMRR Branch:  Huntsville Branch No. 2

 

West Blocton

37. Sign Location:  West Blocton — Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge — Northeast side of Bibb County Highway 24   Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 5 54.07  W 87 3 56.51  BMRR Branch:  Helena and Blocton Branch

38. Sign Location:  West Blocton — Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge — Southwest side of Bibb County Highway 24   Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 5 54.07  W 87 3 56.51  BMRR Branch:  Helena and Blocton Branch

114/115 (Two-sided). Sign Location:  West Blocton — Coke Ovens Park entrance — Bibb County Highway 24   Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 6 53.54  W 87 6 24.52  BMRR Branch:  Helena and Blocton Branch

 

Woodstock

40. Sign Location:  Woodstock — 25384 Alabama Highway 5 — CAUTION:  Sign is on private property, and the sign is NOT visible from the highway.  Property owner must be contacted for permission to enter property.    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 9 52.89  W 87 8 55.72  BMRR Branch:  Woodstock & Blocton Railroad (a BMRR Branch)

108 (see also sign 109). Sign Location:  Eastern Valley Road, Woodstock, Alabama (just east of its intersection with Raywood Road/Strickland Drive).   Sign is on North side of the road.    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 12 30.27  W 87 8 54.04   BMRR Branch:  Woodstock & Blocton Railroad (a BMRR Branch)

109 (see also sign 108). Sign Location:  Eastern Valley Road, Woodstock, Alabama (just east of its intersection with Raywood Road/Strickland Drive).   Sign is on South side of the road.    Latitude/Longitude:  N 33 12 30.17  W 87 8 53.84   BMRR Branch:  Woodstock & Blocton Railroad (a BMRR Branch)