The Railroad Store

If you find yourself on traveling on Hwy 72 through Paint Rock in Jackson County, stop and say high to Roy Whitaker at the Railroad Store.

PAINT ROCK, Alabama – In the valley between the Cumberland and Keel mountains, among the sounds of frogs croaking by the Paint Rock River, is the only sign of a retail business in Paint Rock.

It is known as The Railroad Store. There are no trains in the store, but there is a good reason for the name.

As the 10:50 a.m. locomotive passes, thundering just behind the east end of the store, Roy Whitaker pauses for his almost hourly interruption.

via At The Railroad Store, Roy Whitaker has everything from porcelain door knobs to military uniforms | al.com.

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