The railroad started running through Pine Hill, AL in 1888. Pine Hill’s original depot was destroyed in 1896 when a train jumped track and crashed into the building. A new depot was built in 1905 at a cost of $2096. This depot was used until 1989 when taken out of service. At that time, Norfolk Southern made it and a caboose available to the Town of Pine Hill. The depot and caboose were moved to their present site. In 1997, the Town of Pine Hill received an ISTEA Grant of $105,000 administered by the Alabama Department of Transportation for renovation of the depot, which was completed in 1999. The depot is now used as a museum to preserve the history of Pine Hill and surrounding communities.
The Pine Hill Depot Museum is located in Pine Hill’s Town Park which is on Oak Grove Street (31.989139,-87.590417 – Google Maps).