Valley, Alabama: Rusty and the Iron Family

Rusty, his wife, son, and two dogs, sculpted out of railroad parts and textile mill machine junk in 2002 by Chuck Moore. They stand on a simulated train platform, under a streetlight.

Address:
5910 19th Ave., Valley, AL
Directions:
From AL-15/20th Ave. turn east onto 59th St. E., then right into the parking lot. Follow the rail trail south a hundred yards to the statues.
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Rusty the Iron Man Family.

Rusty the Iron Man Family

The Iron Man, affectionately called Rusty by Valley citizens, is a sculpture by local artist Chuck Moore made from parts of railroad cars and equipment once used by the Chattahoochee Valley Railroad (CVRR). His family is made from parts that were once in machines that ran in the local mills. Rusty weighs in at 2,810 pounds, and his family (wife, son, and two dogs) top the scale at over 3,400.

[mandy cain, 02/04/2021]

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