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Re: Florida, Atlantic & Gulf Railroad

Donald R. Hensley, Jr.
 

The photos I have seen on the net show them using leased units from FURX.
SD40-2s. 
I would think that this would be temporary until they can obtain their own units.
Don

Florida, Atlantic & Gulf Railroad

Trey Hutson
 

I am new to this so forgive if this question has already answered. Does anyone know in this group what kind of locomotive power the new FA&G RR currently has. Where did they get them from? Are they ex CSX power?

Atlanta Show

seth h. bramson
 

Dear friends and fellow historians and ferroequineologists:

 

Below is the press release for the upcoming 57th Annual Atlanta Model Train and Railroadiana Show and Sale.  Unhappily, and because this having to make a living stuff keeps interfering with what’s really important—such as being at many more of the shows sponsored by the famous “the boys”--and with classes beginning at Barry University on Monday, August 26th, there is just no way that I can make it this year but I seriously urge all of you to do your best to get to this great show.  You won’t be sorry and I know you will enjoy it.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

        

Golden Spike Enterprises, Inc. is proud to announce its 57th ATLANTA MODEL TRAIN AND RAILROADIANA SHOW AND SALE. This unique event, formerly held at the North Atlanta Trade Center, will be held this year at our new and greatly improved location The Infinite Energy Forum, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097 on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

Over 325 tables representing dealers from all over the nation will have model items in all gauges and Railroad Antiques for sale. This is Georgia’s largest combination show, displaying items for both the “modeler” and “railbuff” alike all under one roof. The model railroader may choose from Lionel, American Flyer, LGB, Marklin or Ives Trains from the past or present. The rail buff may focus on dining car china, lanterns, switch locks and keys, calendars, timetables, signs or any other artifacts actually utilized by the railroads. Both collecting interests represent truly unique pieces of Americana.

 

As an extra feature of this show there will be six large working layouts for all to view and enjoy during all open show hours.

 

Attendees will be able to relive the glory days of railroading in Georgia when the Georgia Railroad, Seaboard Railroad and the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad were king.

 

For other details or dealer information please call (813) 949-7197 and ask for Alan Altman.

 

Once again, this twice a year event will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Infinite Energy Forum. Admission is $9.00, children under 12 are free. Parking is free. For discount coupons go to www.gserr.com/shows for $1.00 off show admissions.

Cover of the new FLORIDA RAILROADS book in Arcadia's Postcard History series

seth h. bramson
 

Greetings, all:

Pleased to attach the cover of the new book. 128 pages with 211 Florida
railroad postcards. Chapter titled are ACL/FEC/SAL--SCL/L &
N--SL-SF--SR/the Short Lines/Logging, Lumber, Industrial and Port Railroads/
Depots/Union Stations/Street and Electric Railways/Tourist Roads and
Exhibits.

Certainly tried to include everything possible, but, as you can imagine,
with several thousands of Florida railroad and electric railway postcards in
The Bramson Archive had to select those I thought would be of greatest
interest to the largest number of people.

The book is available direct from arcadiapublishing.com, The Bramson
Archive, soon your local hobby shops, and, of course, on-line at amazon.com.

Wanted to have the flyers at the FEC convention last weekend but they didn't
get here in time so here it are!

All the best and hope to see you all soon.

Great news

seth h. bramson
 

From Progressive Railroading Magazine.

FRA to award grant for Gulf Coast passenger-rail service

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Amtrak service to the Gulf Coast has not been restored since Hurricane Katrina damaged rail infrastructure there in 2005. Photo – Marc Glucksman/Amtrak

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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced a $33 million grant will be awarded to help fund the restoration of passenger-rail service along the U.S. Gulf Coast, the Southern Rail Commission (SRC) reported late last week.

The SRC applied for the grant from the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) program. The commission has been working on restoring passenger-rail service to the Gulf Coast since service ended 14 years ago when Hurricane Katrina devastated rail infrastructure there.

The federal CRISI grant will be matched with commitments from the state of Mississippi; the Mississippi Department of Transportation; the city of Mobile, Alabama; Amtrak and private partners. The grant funds also will be paired with priority investments from Louisiana, according to a press release issued by the SRC and Transportation for America.

The restored service will stop four times a day in New Orleans, Bay St. Louis, Gulfport, Biloxi and Pascagoula. Capital investments to restore passenger-rail service also will benefit freight traffic, and the SRC intends to support port access and circulation, commission officials said.

Efforts to restore Gulf Coast service have been bipartisan among the states of Louisiana and Mississippi, Alabama SRC commissioners, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and members of Congress, according to the SRC.

Amtrak has shown a "consistent commitment" to the project by providing an inspection train in 2016; working to minimize freight-rail conflict; and contributing matching funds for the CRISI grant application, commission officials said.

"Amtrak has strong state and local partners in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana,” said Amtrak President Richard Anderson in the SRC press release. “The Mobile-New Orleans route exemplifies the type of short corridor service Amtrak wants to establish throughout the nation.”

 

Re: [fecrailwayhistory] RE: [FECrailway] Regretfully, sad news

seth h. bramson
 

Thank you, Jim.

 

We all did. 

 

I will miss our get togethers.

 

From: fecrailwayhistory@... [mailto:fecrailwayhistory@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:53 PM
To: FECrailway@...; fecrailwayhistory@...; FloridaRailroads@groups.io; 'Florida East Coast Railway Society' <fecrailway@...>
Subject: [fecrailwayhistory] RE: [FECrailway] Regretfully, sad news

 




I’m sorry to hear that.  Noel shared many great stories of his time on the railroad, and I learned a great deal from him.

 

Jim

 

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Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:51 PM
To: fecrailwayhistory@...; FECrailway@...; FloridaRailroads@groups.io; 'Florida East Coast Railway Society' <fecrailway@...>
Subject: [FECrailway] Regretfully, sad news

 

 

Gentlemen and ladies:

 

It is with no small amount of sadness that I inform you of the passing of one of our long time member, friends and supporters, Noel Weaver.

 

Noel died this past Monday at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale after a valiant struggle against cancer and several other afflic tions.  The memorial service will be held in his home city in Connecticut and no plans for a funeral or service locally are in place.  I will let you know if there are updates and I, along with those of you who knew him, will miss a wonderful guy.  May he rest in peace.

 

Honored to have been his friend.

 

Seth Bramson.

 




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Regretfully, sad news

seth h. bramson
 

Gentlemen and ladies:

 

It is with no small amount of sadness that I inform you of the passing of one of our long time member, friends and supporters, Noel Weaver.

 

Noel died this past Monday at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale after a valiant struggle against cancer and several other afflictions.  The memorial service will be held in his home city in Connecticut and no plans for a funeral or service locally are in place.  I will let you know if there are updates and I, along with those of you who knew him, will miss a wonderful guy.  May he rest in peace.

 

Honored to have been his friend.

 

Seth Bramson.

TRAIN DAY at the VIRGINIA KEY BEACH PARK

seth h. bramson
 

Dear friends and fellow historians and ferroequineologists:

 

SATURDAY, May 11th will be a big day for all of us!

 

Our friends at the famous Virginia Key Beach Park (which was formerly Miami’s segregated beach) will be hosting TRAIN DAY on May 11th from 11:00 AM till 3:00 PM.

 

This will be a wonderful community event, so if you are in the Miami area, anywhere from Palm Beach County to the Keys you really should put this on your calendar and I hope you will.

 

I have been asked to represent America’s most exciting railroad and will be there with a historic display of FEC photos and memorabilia as well as several SAL pieces, all South Florida-related and you are all invited to participate. If you would like to present a display for your club or oganizations (JIM K., pls get me FECRS membership forms for my two tables) please contact my new friend, Sheila Foreman, at the park, ASAP. Her direct email is sheila@... and she will arrange for you.

 

This will really be a great event, so, Cully, please contact me off-list regarding a certain org’s participation.

 

Hope to see you then and there and with all good wishes.

 

As ever,

Seth

Re: Alabama and Western Florida

Robert Hanson
 

The Alabama & Western Florida Railroad was incorporated in 1926 to acquire the property of the bankrupt Birmingham, Columbus & St. Andrews Railroad.  It operated from Chipley to South Port, FL, a distance of 38 miles

The BC&StA was incorporated in 1903 with the intention of building a railroad from Chipley, FL, to Columbus, GA, with (according to Poor's Manual) a branch to Birmingham, AL.

The BC&StA entered bankruptcy and was sold at the Special Master's sale and was reorganized as the Alabama & Western Florida Railroad.

This line was abandoned in 1939.

Bob Hanson
Loganville, GA


-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Holley via Groups.Io <th498@...>
To: FloridaRailroads <FloridaRailroads@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Mar 7, 2019 11:35 am
Subject: [FloridaRailroads] Alabama and Western Florida

Does anyone on the list have any information on the Alabama and Western Florida Railroad? It was located in and around Chipley, FL.

Regards,

Tom Holley

Alabama and Western Florida

Tom Holley
 

Does anyone on the list have any information on the Alabama and Western Florida Railroad? It was located in and around Chipley, FL.

Regards,

Tom Holley

FW:

seth h. bramson
 

All:

 

Here it are and here it be, the press release for the Jacksonville railroadiana and model train show, direct from our great and good friends at Golden Spike.

 

Myrna and I will, of course, be at our usual stand, first tables to your left inside the front entrance, with not only our usual clinking, clanking, clattering collection of caliginous junque, but, along with that, some great, great memorabilia, both Florida and other US related.  In fact, we will have with us a few UP Streamliner 11” service plates, those generally considered the rarest of the Streamliner pattern pieces other than the china coffee pot.  But, and in addition, some great PLANT SYSTEM and predecessors pieces as well as a good deal of FEC, early and otherwise including some marvelous color and black and white photos which we have never brought before, so y’all come and make sure to bring your wampum belts, buy a lot of “stuff” and help us avoid schlepping all that great stuff back to Myamuh!

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

Golden Spike Enterprises, Inc. is proud to announce its 41st ANNUAL JACKSONVILLE MODEL TRAIN AND RAILROADIANA SHOW AND SALE. This unique event will be held this year on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, Florida, 32204. This location is the former Jacksonville Union Terminal, conveniently located off the Forsyth exit (353A), I-95

                                                                                                                  

Over 300 tables representing dealers from all over the nation will have model items in all gauges and Railroad Antiques for sale. This is Florida’s largest combination show, displaying items for both the “modeler” and “railbuff” alike all under one roof. The model railroader may choose from Lionel, American Flyer, LGB, Marklin or Ives Trains from the past or present. The rail buff may focus on dining car china, lanterns, switch locks and keys, calendars, timetables, signs or any other artifacts actually utilized by the railroads. Both collecting interests represent truly unique pieces of Americana.

 

As an extra feature of this show there will be a large working layout hosted by the First Coast Model Railroad Society for all to view during all open show hours.

 

Attendees will be able to relive the glory days of railroading in Florida when the Seaboard Railroad, Florida East Coast Railway and the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad were king

.

Once again, this once a year event will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. Admission is $9.00, children under 12 are free.  Please go to www.gserr.com for discount coupons. Parking is free in the main lot only.

 

For other details or dealer information please call (813) 949-7197 and ask for Alan Altman or Charlie Miller at (703) 536-2954

Re: Russell Tedder's Passing.

seth h. bramson
 

Good morning.

 

I am greatly saddened to learn that Russell has left us. I have known Russell for even more years than Don, and he was a true gentleman.  A warm, cordial and gracious man, he was quick to help any railroad fan or buff with information or material having to do with his area(s) of interest. Yes, I could go on in tribute to Mr. Tedder almost unendingly, but will simply state that he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  May he rest in peace.

 

Myrna and Seth.

 

From: FloridaRailroads@groups.io [mailto:FloridaRailroads@groups.io] On Behalf Of Donald R. Hensley, Jr.
Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2019 6:21 AM
To: Reply To Group <southeasternrailroadhistory@groups.io>; floridarailroads@groups.io
Subject: [FloridaRailroads] Russell Tedder's Passing.

 

I am sad to report the passing of Russell Tedder.

I have known Russell for 25 years, we were first brought together by the late John B Allen as he knew both of us were researching railroad in Florida and wanted to put us on the same path. Russell was just a year older than my father and both were working in the Suwanee River area at the same time in the late 40's and early 50's, but never met. My father loaded watermelon and tobacco onto vents and boxcars on the Loping Gopher, while Russell arranged their pickup from the siding. 

Russell and I first corresponded by snail mail, but we graduated to email. We traded photographs and slides and negatives and railroadiana and paper and memories during this time. Thank You Russell for your time and effort to help educate me in the ways of the short line railroad. I will miss the guidance.

Don 

 

Below is his obituary.

 

 Samuel Russell Tedder passed from this life on January 29, 2019 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. The youngest and last survivor of five children born to Samuel William and Mary Elma Hicks Tedder, Russell was born on May 6, 1935 at his parent’s farm home in the Pleasant Grove Community of Taylor County, Florida. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Edith Tedder Rowell, of Shady Grove, FL and three brothers, William Curtis Tedder, of Tallahassee, FL, James Ernest Tedder of Perry, FL, and Joseph Bartow Tedder, of Lakeland, FL.

 

He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn Ann Jackson Tedder, his one and only child, his loving daughter Jennifer Tedder Booth and very special husband, Steven Booth, two wonderful grandchildren, Harrison Tedder Booth and Elizabeth (Beth) Hale Booth, and eleven very special nephews and nieces and their spouses along with their offspring.

 

Russell graduated from high school at 16. He laid aside college plans to accept a job offer as a station clerk at the joint freight and passenger station of the Live Oak, Perry & Gulf Railroad and the South Georgia Railway at Perry, Florida. This job led to a lifelong career in shortline railroading. At 19, Russell was promoted to station agent. One year later train dispatching was added to his duties.

 

In 1957, he joined the U.S. Army for three years. He first served with the 714th Railroad Operating Battalion at Fort Eustis, Virginia. In 1958 he was reassigned as Chief of the Army’s Rail Transportation Office in Bremen, Germany. After 25 months in Germany he was discharged and returned to his former job at Perry.

 

With night classes and a leave of absence, Russell earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Florida State University in 1968. This led to a job offer as vice president and general manager of the Sabine River & Northern Railroad at Orange, Texas. It was there that he met the love of his life, Carolyn Ann Jackson.  They were married on April 18, 1970.

 

In 1976 he became president of Georgia-Pacific’s Ashley, Drew & Northern and Fordyce & Princeton railroads at Crossett, Arkansas. By 1991 the number of operating G-P shortlines had increased to nine. That year, besides being president of the shortlines, G-P appointed Russell as Director of Corporate Rail Service with oversight over all company owned railroad operations.

 

Russell served on the board of directors, as regional vice president, and five years as chairman of the board and executive committee of the American Shortline Railroad Association.

 

Following retirement from the Georgia-Pacific railroads in 1997, Russell operated a rail consulting company with major Fortune 500 forest products companies as clients until 2005.

 

In 2016 Russell wrote ForestRails; Georgia-Pacific’s Railroads, a 500-page tome illustrated with over 600 photographs depicting the history of the G-P railroads. 

 

Russell was a member of Park Hill Baptist Church in North Little Rock, AR where he served as a deacon. His faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is what informed all of his decisions. He will long be remembered as a faithful, godly man.

 

A Visitation will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, February 4, 2019 with the Funeral Service following at 11:00 AM at Park Hill Baptist Church in North Little Rock.  Burial will be at Rest Hills.

 

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be sent to Park Hill Baptist Church, 201 East C Avenue, North Little Rock, AR 72116 for the World Hunger Fund.

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Taplines...o o o o   Don Hensley

       _____     ()     2680 1st Street

 __===  ]OO|_n_n_][.    Bartow, Fla 33830

[_____]_|__|_______)<   photos@...

 oo oo    o  OOO-=o\\_  www.taplines.net

SE Shortline, Industrial & Narrow Gauge History

Russell Tedder's Passing.

Donald R. Hensley, Jr.
 

I am sad to report the passing of Russell Tedder.
I have known Russell for 25 years, we were first brought together by the late John B Allen as he knew both of us were researching railroad in Florida and wanted to put us on the same path. Russell was just a year older than my father and both were working in the Suwanee River area at the same time in the late 40's and early 50's, but never met. My father loaded watermelon and tobacco onto vents and boxcars on the Loping Gopher, while Russell arranged their pickup from the siding. 
Russell and I first corresponded by snail mail, but we graduated to email. We traded photographs and slides and negatives and railroadiana and paper and memories during this time. Thank You Russell for your time and effort to help educate me in the ways of the short line railroad. I will miss the guidance.
Don 

Below is his obituary.

 Samuel Russell Tedder passed from this life on January 29, 2019 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. The youngest and last survivor of five children born to Samuel William and Mary Elma Hicks Tedder, Russell was born on May 6, 1935 at his parent’s farm home in the Pleasant Grove Community of Taylor County, Florida. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Edith Tedder Rowell, of Shady Grove, FL and three brothers, William Curtis Tedder, of Tallahassee, FL, James Ernest Tedder of Perry, FL, and Joseph Bartow Tedder, of Lakeland, FL.

He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn Ann Jackson Tedder, his one and only child, his loving daughter Jennifer Tedder Booth and very special husband, Steven Booth, two wonderful grandchildren, Harrison Tedder Booth and Elizabeth (Beth) Hale Booth, and eleven very special nephews and nieces and their spouses along with their offspring.

Russell graduated from high school at 16. He laid aside college plans to accept a job offer as a station clerk at the joint freight and passenger station of the Live Oak, Perry & Gulf Railroad and the South Georgia Railway at Perry, Florida. This job led to a lifelong career in shortline railroading. At 19, Russell was promoted to station agent. One year later train dispatching was added to his duties.

In 1957, he joined the U.S. Army for three years. He first served with the 714th Railroad Operating Battalion at Fort Eustis, Virginia. In 1958 he was reassigned as Chief of the Army’s Rail Transportation Office in Bremen, Germany. After 25 months in Germany he was discharged and returned to his former job at Perry.

With night classes and a leave of absence, Russell earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Florida State University in 1968. This led to a job offer as vice president and general manager of the Sabine River & Northern Railroad at Orange, Texas. It was there that he met the love of his life, Carolyn Ann Jackson.  They were married on April 18, 1970.

In 1976 he became president of Georgia-Pacific’s Ashley, Drew & Northern and Fordyce & Princeton railroads at Crossett, Arkansas. By 1991 the number of operating G-P shortlines had increased to nine. That year, besides being president of the shortlines, G-P appointed Russell as Director of Corporate Rail Service with oversight over all company owned railroad operations.

Russell served on the board of directors, as regional vice president, and five years as chairman of the board and executive committee of the American Shortline Railroad Association.

Following retirement from the Georgia-Pacific railroads in 1997, Russell operated a rail consulting company with major Fortune 500 forest products companies as clients until 2005.

In 2016 Russell wrote ForestRails; Georgia-Pacific’s Railroads, a 500-page tome illustrated with over 600 photographs depicting the history of the G-P railroads. 

Russell was a member of Park Hill Baptist Church in North Little Rock, AR where he served as a deacon. His faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is what informed all of his decisions. He will long be remembered as a faithful, godly man.

A Visitation will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, February 4, 2019 with the Funeral Service following at 11:00 AM at Park Hill Baptist Church in North Little Rock.  Burial will be at Rest Hills.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be sent to Park Hill Baptist Church, 201 East C Avenue, North Little Rock, AR 72116 for the World Hunger Fund.
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Taplines...o o o o Don Hensley
       _____     ()     2680 1st Street
 __===  ]OO|_n_n_][.    Bartow, Fla 33830
[_____]_|__|_______)<   photos@...
 oo oo    o  OOO-=o\\_  www.taplines.net
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Re: Nucor Steel & Frostproof

Tom Pavluvcik
 

Thanks for sharing!

Tom Pavluvcik
TampaBayTrains.com



---- "Donald R. Hensley wrote:

From the Lakeland Ledger:
"Nucor Corp. of Charlotte, North Carolina, officially announced it would build a $240 million steel mill Monday on a 400-acre site on U.S. 27 just south of Frostproof near the county line. The company expects to create 250 new high-paying jobs paying an average annual salary of $66,000, plus benefits."

I first thought that this would benefit the Florida Midland, but now that I have reread the news statement, its CSX that is near US 27 South of Frostproof, near the county line. I got on the Polk County Property Appraisers map site to see if any land sales were recorded, but nothing shows up. If its on the Florida Midland, the only place  would be south-east of the Lowes Distribution Center. I sure do hope that it is the Midland that gets it.
My friend Tom Lawson told me that a small Nucor mill usually has three locomotives for mill switching:one to handle the inbound scrap and other raw materials; one to handle the outbound rebar; and a spare engine just as needed.
Don  -- Taplines...o o o o Don Hensley       _____     ()     2680 1st Street __===  ]OO|_n_n_][.    Bartow, Fla 33830[_____]_|__|_______)<   photos@... oo oo    o  OOO-=o\\_  www.taplines.netSE Shortline, Industrial & Narrow Gauge History

Nucor Steel & Frostproof

Donald R. Hensley, Jr.
 

From the Lakeland Ledger:
"Nucor Corp. of Charlotte, North Carolina, officially announced it would build a $240 million steel mill Monday on a 400-acre site on U.S. 27 just south of Frostproof near the county line. The company expects to create 250 new high-paying jobs paying an average annual salary of $66,000, plus benefits."

I first thought that this would benefit the Florida Midland, but now that I have reread the news statement, its CSX that is near US 27 South of Frostproof, near the county line. I got on the Polk County Property Appraisers map site to see if any land sales were recorded, but nothing shows up. If its on the Florida Midland, the only place  would be south-east of the Lowes Distribution Center. I sure do hope that it is the Midland that gets it.

My friend Tom Lawson told me that a small Nucor mill usually has three locomotives for mill switching:one to handle the inbound scrap and other raw materials; one to handle the outbound rebar; and a spare engine just as needed.

Don 
 
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Taplines...o o o o Don Hensley
       _____     ()     2680 1st Street
 __===  ]OO|_n_n_][.    Bartow, Fla 33830
[_____]_|__|_______)<   photos@...
 oo oo    o  OOO-=o\\_  www.taplines.net
SE Shortline, Industrial & Narrow Gauge History

Q604 of the Week

Joshua Kintner
 

  Spent most of this week trying to catch Q604 on every single day starting on Monday, to see what his average departure time was and what his power/consist looked like going through the week. Here's what his composition has been as of late;

 NB Galloway 16:33
 Q604-12
 CSX 5122 (CW44AH)
 CSX 4703 (SD70AC)
 CSX 6522 (GP40-3)
 107 Mixed Cars
 (Consist Breakdown: 43 Empty MMAX Rock Hoppers, 3 Empty CSX Rock Hoppers, 61 Other Mixed Cars)


 NB South Lakeland 19:00
 Q604-13
 CSX 453 (AC44CW)
 CSX 867 (ES44AH)
 CSX 9051 (C40-9w)
 90 Phosphate Loaded Covered Hoppers
 (Note: It was essentially like a Phosphate Unit Train)

 NB Galloway 18:40
 Q604-14
 UP 4655 (SD70m)
 UP 5181 (SD70m)
 CSX 4420 (GP38-2)
 CSX 8882 (SD40-2)
 CSX 5289 (ES40DC)
 163 Mixed Cars
 (Consist Breakdown: 50 Empty MMAX Rock Hoppers, 40 Empty CSX Rock Hoppers, 73 Other Mixed Cars)

 NB North Winston Wye 19:00
 Q604-15
 BNSF 4603 (C44-9w)
 BNSF 5612 (AC44CW)
 CSX 3107 (ES44AH)
 203 Mixed Cars
 (Consist Breakdown: 40 Phosphate Loaded Covered Hoppers, 40 Empty FKRX Rock Hoppers, 9 Empty CYXX Rock Hoppers, 3 Empty MMAX Rock Hoppers, 49 Empty CSX Rock Hoppers, 62 Other Mixed Cars)

 NB Galloway 18:45
 Q604-16
 CSX 5230 (ES40DC) (YN3)
 CSX 5407 (ES40DC) (YN3b)
 241 Mixed Cars
 (Consist Breakdown: 49 Phosphate Loaded Covered Hoppers, 50 Empty CSX Rock Hoppers, 19 Empty CYXX Rock Hoppers, 123 Other Mixed Cars)
 (13,896' and 976 Axles)
 
  
Joshua K,
Lakeland, FL

Seriously urgent request

seth h. bramson
 

All: 

 

Just off phone with our friend, Jerry Groothouse, shortly ago.

 

The people who own the property on which 253 and the Sebastian depot sits have sold it (the property) and have given whoever it is that is now “in control” there (the lady has moved out of Florida and, in case you weren’t aware, Bob has passed away) THIRTY (30) days to remove the station from the property.  Sebastian (the city) would have taken it but they can not have it moved in 30 days and if we are to save the station then we need some help.

 

If you know anybody or any organization or entity that would help the folks (contact Mr. Groothouse, his email above) to save the station, please get in touch with Jerry ASAP. This building should absolutely be saved and if anybody has any contacts with FAU or the state college in Ft. Pierce or any other organization, we and you and they need to move quickly.

 

Hoping that, working together, this can be done.

 

 

 

Taplines has been updated - Martel Lumber Company and the Ocala Southwestern Railroad

Donnie Hensley
 

Taplines has been updated - Martel Lumber Company and the Ocala Southwestern Railroad 
The direct link is here:


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Taplines...o o o o Don Hensley
       _____     ()     2680 1st Street
 __===  ]OO|_n_n_][.    Bartow, Fla 33830
[_____]_|__|_______)<   photos@...
 oo oo    o  OOO-=o\\_  www.taplines.net
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Re: [FlaRRHistory] Taplines has been updated with the Ocklawaha Valley & Rodman Lumber Co.

seth h. bramson
 

Cannot tell you—which I am doing—how much I (and, I am certain, all of us) appreciate your great work, Don.

 

Also, want to let those on these lists know that we will be speaking at the BEACHES AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY in Mayport, FL, on Saturday, September 10th (I think it is in the morning, +/- 10:00 AM but might be at noon) and we warmly invite any of our list members who are in the northeast Florida area at that time to join us.  There is no charge and, I think, plenty of parking.  The title of the talk:  THE FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILWAY:  FOR 120 YEARS AMERICA’S SPEEDWAY TO SUNSHINE.  Hope to have the pleasure of seeing old friends and meeting new friends there.

 

 

From: FlaRRHistory@... [mailto:FlaRRHistory@...]

 




While most peoples weekends are on Saturday & Sunday, my weekends lately have fallen on Wednesday & Thursday. It was a busy weekend for me, I wrote and edited the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society Southeast Chapter's newsletter featuring the Mammoth Cave Railroad and put the finishing touches on my Taplines web site with the Ocklawaha Valley RR & Rodman Lumber Co. update. I redesign the home page in hopes of making it easier to navigate for smart phones. And to make it easier for me to update regularly. I have a large backlog of articles waiting for publication, so hopefully I can now easily make my updates. Future stories will feature the Lorama RR (P&H), Mount Mitchell RR and Graham County RR. 

 

The direct link is

 

 

 

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Ocklawaha Valley RR

The Ocklawaha Valley Railroad and The Rodman Lumber Company By Donald R. Hensley, Jr.

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Please let me know if there is any broken links.

 

Don

 

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       _____     ()     2680 1st Street

 __===  ]OO|_n_n_][.    Bartow, Fla 33830

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 oo oo    o  OOO-=o\\_  www.taplines.net

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Taplines has been updated with the Ocklawaha Valley & Rodman Lumber Co.

Donnie Hensley
 

While most peoples weekends are on Saturday & Sunday, my weekends lately have fallen on Wednesday & Thursday. It was a busy weekend for me, I wrote and edited the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society Southeast Chapter's newsletter featuring the Mammoth Cave Railroad and put the finishing touches on my Taplines web site with the Ocklawaha Valley RR & Rodman Lumber Co. update. I redesign the home page in hopes of making it easier to navigate for smart phones. And to make it easier for me to update regularly. I have a large backlog of articles waiting for publication, so hopefully I can now easily make my updates. Future stories will feature the Lorama RR (P&H), Mount Mitchell RR and Graham County RR. 

The direct link is


Please let me know if there is any broken links.

Don
 
-- 
Taplines...o o o o Don Hensley
       _____     ()     2680 1st Street
 __===  ]OO|_n_n_][.    Bartow, Fla 33830
[_____]_|__|_______)<   photos@...
 oo oo    o  OOO-=o\\_  www.taplines.net
SE Shortline, Industrial & Narrow Gauge History