Mid-South Chapter’s home building is the Leeds Historic Depot (Leeds, Alabama). Built in 1884, it is owned by the City of Leeds and managed by the Leeds Historical Society, which has granted use of the depot as headquarters for the Chapter.


Contact us:



President: James Lowery
Vice-President: Dr. Carl Marbury
Secretary: John Troulias
Treasurer: James Lowery
Membership Chair: Warren Jones
Immediate Past President: John D. Browning

Webmaster for Mid-South Pages, Lamont Downs (deshtiran@gmail.com)

Mid-South Region Railfan Events Calendar
The Mid-South Flyer (Chapter Newsletter)
The Leeds Historic Depot
The Frank Ardrey Exhibit
Historic Birmingham Mineral RR Signs Project
About Us
A Brief History of the Mid-South Chapter, R&LHS
Useful Links
Our Facebook Page
Our YouTube Channel

Board Members:

Ken Boyd
John Browning
Nicholas Costa
Bob Greene
Warren Jones
James Lowery
Peggy Lowery
Dr. Carl Marbury
Tim Smith
Matthew Stitt
John Troulias
Brad Watson

2022 Meeting Schedule:


Southern Vintage Fire Apparatus Association Museum
4500 5th Avenue South Building F, Birmingham, AL  35222

2022 Update and Status Report

Railway & Locomotive Historical Society (national)
· The 2021 national convention was held in central Texas, and the 2022 convention will be held June 1-5 in Rochester, NY.
· The Society is strong and has continued all of its publications, programs, and member benefits during the COVID-19 situation.

Mid-South Chapter
· The Chapter continues to grow with many new members in 2021 and 2022.
· The Chapter has been staying in touch with its members through a digital e-Newsletter and its Mid-South Flyer newsletter published 6 times a year.
· Many of our members have continued to do historical railroad research, often to answer questions asked by members and non-members.
· The Chapter has received a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and a grant from the Alabama Historical Commission. Both grants will be used to design and install a Birmingham Terminal Station exhibit at the Leeds Depot.
· The Chapter’s Historic Birmingham Mineral Railroad Signs Project continues, and 179 signs have been installed already in all 6 counties served by the BMRR.


You must be a member of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society
to join the Mid-South Chapter.

R&LHS Dues : $35/year and up
Mid-South chapter dues: $15.00/year

For more information please visit https://rlhs.org/WP/membership-in-rlhs/