1919 9th Street , Calera, AL 35040
A time when life was slower, and travel was by rail . . . an era when elegant dining cars offered a place to enjoy relaxed conversation, fine cuisine and gracious service against a backdrop of ever-changing scenery. Host your next event aboard The William Penn Dining Rail Car and experience for yourself that wonderful bygone era. The William Penn, a 1950s vintage Pennsylvania Railroad railcar, is available for parties, special events, performances, weddings, receptions and corporate dinners. The flexible interior furnishings allow for table dining for up to 44 people and stand-up reception for 50+. Take a train excursion through the forests of Shelby County on a round trip from the historic Calera Depot to Springs Junction, Alabama. Or, hold a stationary event aboard the William Penn at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum. The entire car is a private facility reserved for your group. Five Star Event Catering, our exclusive caterer, will be happy to help you plan the perfect menu, with options ranging from coffee and rolls to box lunches to gourmet meals presented on fine china served by our impeccable trained service staff. Cocktails, beer and premium wines are available for your pleasure. The William Penn Dining Rail Car — a unique venue for your next special event or performance!