The Mississippi Delta was covered with forests and heavy cane and most of the region lay undeveloped. “as if the foot of man had never trod.” It was the building of feeder rail lines into the rich and potentially productive cotton region that brought vitality and color to the life of the Delta -Green Diamond, IC Historical Society, December 2004.
The goal of the Railroad Heritage Museum is to preserve and promote the history and the culture of the railroad and its impact of the establishment, growth, and development of Cleveland, Bolivar County, and the Delta Region. The museum houses and displays many railroad artifacts that capture the history of railroading – from tools used by crews known as “Gandy Dancers” to the timetables and schedules used in the depots and railroad offices.
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Train Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Director: Lisa Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org