Vinemont, Alabama: Abandoned Airplane Gas Station

The former Houston's gas station closed in 2010, but the yellow twin-engine 1939 Beechcraft 18 mounted above the pumps is still there.

Address:
7465 County Rd 1435, Vinemont, AL
Directions:
I-65 exit 310. Drive east three miles on Hwy 157. Turn left at the stoplight onto CR 1435. Drive north 7.5 miles. You'll see the airplane gas station on the left.
Admission:
Free
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Abandoned Airplane Gas Station.

Abandoned Airplane Gas Station

The Beechcraft 18 is still there, but time is starting to take a toll on the aircraft. Only one prop was spinning during my visit.

[Tony Anderson, 09/29/2018]

Gas station with plane.

Abandoned Airplane Gas Station

Another out-of-the-way stop, but worth it. Plane is still there, propellers spinning away.

[Eric Young, 03/31/2017]

Abandoned Airplane Gas Station.

Abandoned Airplane Gas Station

The airplane is still there. One of the things I found interesting was that the propellers were turning even though it was a very light breeze.

[Dave Turner, 06/12/2015]

Abandoned Airplane Gas Station.

Abandoned Airplane Gas Station

The airplane at the airplane gas station was still visible when I stopped by this past Saturday.

[Jason Hanvey, 03/21/2015]

The history behind this out-of-the-way oddity is mostly unknown (to us). We do know that the owner lived across the street, and evidently had this plane flown into the Cullman airfield (several miles away), then trucked over back roads to his gas station/convenience store. But it's a rural location on a lightly-traveled highway, so even an eye-grabbing airplane mounted above the gas pumps apparently couldn't prevent his business from eventually crashing.


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