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Re: Early Atlanta RR history

auto08021c@...
 

Dear Bob,

belatedly thought of something.
the "Lone Pine" story may have been in the 1987 Atlanta phone book. it had a "welcome to Atlanta" page that gave a history of the place.

Walt

SUNSHINE STATE TROLLEYS

seth h. bramson
 

Friends:

 

Our SUNSHINE STATE TROLLEYS:  The Street and Electric Railways of Florida is now “on the schedule” and I have to have the completed book to CERA by September, 2020.

 

While we have hundreds of Florida trolley, street car and electric freight operations images, we are, as we always do, reaching out to all of you for your inputs and assistance, and, yes, unquestionably, we will be counting on Robert Mann to be of invaluable help. 

 

As always, anything you provide, even if it is “only” information, will earn you a place in the Acknowledgments, and, of course, you will receive a credit line under each image that is used.

 

Please contact me OFF list. I have a number of great FEC Palm Beach mule car photos but only one or two Ormonds, so if you have a good, clear shot of the Ormond mule car operation, please let me know. We have some St. Augustine but only one or two of the Daytona battery powered trolley, as well as the Everglades City, Sanford and Miami battery powered cars. I also need images and information on the several very short animal-powered lines from depots to hotels, such as Magnolia Springs, and, yes, we will purchase same but anything you loan us will be returned.

 

Will look forward to hearing from you.

Re: Georgia Northern Gas Motor Cars

taplines
 


I've been compiling a list of Georgia Northern Gas Motor Cars using the photographs and negatives in my collection. If anyone can add to this list it would be greatly appreciated.
GEORGIA NORTHERN MOTOR CARS
12 EDWARDS  Model 10 ex Yadkin # 100 in 1921 24 seats 100 hp Buda   
to GN 12 in 1932 Photo Evidence in 1938

14 Motor Car Photo Evidence 1938

55 (1st) BRILL Model 55 Destroyed by fire in 1944

56 Brill Model 55 Photo Evidence- 1950

55 (2nd) Brill Model 55 21566 – 1922 14.5 tons 42 passengers  Serv 68hp gas ex WP from GC&L  in 1944 – front coupler added circa 1957, maybe for hauling to the shop when it broke down or as use as a passenger car when it did break down.  Photo Evidence -1955, 1957, 1958

527 Brill Model 55 c/n 21983 -1924 ex San Antonio,Ulvade & Gulf 200, 14.5 tons 43’-6” 38 passenger Serv 68hp gas – Photo Evidence -1950, 1955

528 Brill Model 55 Photo Evidence –circa 1950

Thanks
Don
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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.

Re: Great news

Robert Hanson
 

Not to mention Delta Dick.  (Anderson)

Bob Hanson
Loganville, GA


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Subject: Re: [SoutheasternRailroadHistory] Great news

Well stated, John.  Thank  you.

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Yes, Well, All we have to do now is convince the obstructionist governor to back the plan.

John


John C. Willis

Mobile, Al






Re: Great news

seth h. bramson
 

Well stated, John. Thank you.

-----Original Message-----
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Yes, Well, All we have to do now is convince the obstructionist governor to back the plan.

John


John C. Willis

Mobile, Al

Great news

John Willis
 

Yes, Well, All we have to do now is convince the obstructionist governor to back the plan.

John


John C. Willis

Mobile, Al

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.”

 

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

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Re: Russell Tedder's Passing.

Marv Clemons
 

Don, my condolences on the loss of your good friend and mentor, Russell Tedder. Though we never met, we shared correspondence regarding my boyhood memories of Live Oak, Florida, and he generously gave me several artifacts from the LOP&G connected with Live Oak. 

Marv Clemons

On Sat, Feb 2, 2019, 5:21 AM taplines <photos@... wrote:
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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Russell Tedder's Passing.

taplines
 

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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Three great photos available to our list members....

seth h. bramson
 

….before I take them to the Jacksonville show.

 

Greetings, all!  I have three great FEC images available and thought I would offer them to our groups rather than take them to the show.

 

Here is what I have:  4-8-2 432 blasting south across the St. Johns River Bridge with an express for Myamuh.  11 ¼ x 14” glossy photo from Harry Wolfe original negative.  $40.00 + $11.95 pkg/shipping/tracking.  (All three have to go Priority Mail and be very heavily protected and packaged)

 

11 ½ x 17 ½” color view from postcard: “389 TRAIN CROSSING MOSER CHANNEL, F. E. C. RAILWAY, KEY WEST EXTENSION, FLORIDA” at top on which border with “3098-30” also printed in bold at bottom right of border. $25.00 + $11.95 shipping.

 

16 x 20” black and white glossy from original negative of the GOULDS station in Southwest Dade.  (Cully might really want this one!)  $75.00 + $14.95 pkg/shipping/tracking. All three will look great framed on your railroad room or den wall.

 

Yes, we will combine shipping, and, yes, we will bring them to Jack show if you order them prior.  Remember, though, we have only one of each, so if interested please email me OFF LIST, sbramson@....

 

Many thanks.

Re: FLORIDA RAILROADS....

Tom Fetters
 

Last year about this time, the Southeast Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society issued Newsletter #165 with a story about  the Mutual Crate Company of Avon Park, Florida by Don Hensley.  He used two color slides of locomotive #3 in service at Mutual Crate.  


The history of the locomotive came from Tom Lawson who listed the locomotive as Lima #1030, a 2-6-0 built in May or June of 1906.   It went to Mississippi, then to BR&L where it was changed from 3 foot gauge to Standard Gauge  and sold to an Alabama firm in 1916.  It was at SI&E in Atlanta in 1921 and went to Thayer Manufacturing of Thayer, SC in January of 1922.  Then went to the new Williams, SC location who sold it in 1931.  SI&E then sold it to Mutual Crate as #3 in 1933.  


All well and good.  I worked on this for the past year and have a book sized manuscript about ALL the railroads including phosphate and logging lines that operated in Colleton County over the years.  


Colleton County was settled by men from Barbados who had supported King Charles I before he was executed.  They fled to Barbados and King Charles II asked them to settle in the area south of Charleston by giving them 100 acres each to form an agricultural colony to raise Mediterranean crops that could not grow in England.   Sir John Colleton (1608-1666) had spent $40,000 pounds of his fortune to support King Charles I.  150 men from Barbados sailed to the land between the Ashley River and the Salkehatchie River by forming "New London" county with Willtown  on the Edisto River as prime settlement.  

By 1780, the colony was known as Colleton County with county seat at Jacksonborough, (now Jacksonboro) on the south bank of the Edisto River.  Malaria was rampant, and the colonists moved northwest  to form Walterboro up country away from the river.  This became Walterboro, the County Seat in 1817.  


The first railroad in South Carolina, the Charleston & Hamburg Rail Road, ran from just west of Summerville to just east of Orangeburg through Colleton County, but boundary changes years later moved the border southwest  away from the mainline, which is Norfolk Southern mainline in Dorchester County today.  


The Charleston & Savannah was built in 1860, but suffered during the War Between The States.  It came back as the Savannah & Charleston in 1869.   Henry Plant bought the Savannah & Charleston in 1880 and in 1887 built a branch line from Green Pond to Walterboro to reach the center of commerce for the county.  In 1902, the Plant lines became part of the Atlantic Coast Line.  


During my study, a photo was discovered and I identified it as a former Plant System Rogers 4-4-0 arriving at the Walterboro station with ACL lettering in post 1902.   You can see Green Pond, Walterboro and Branchville Railway #1 at Walterboro in 1887 in Logging Railroads of South Carolina on Page 153.  


Logging railroads thrived in Colleton County and more than fifty are documented in my new text.  


Thayer Lumber Company thrived from 1910 to 1920.  They built a sawmill at "Thayer" on the ACL line from Green Pond to Walterboro in 1910, a depot located three miles south of Walterboro.  The original 15 acre tract was joined by Tract 2, a 1060 acre tract east of the sawmill.      


H.S. Thayer joined with G. W. Fennel, former chief of police from Hampton, SC,  to form Thayer Manufacturing Co. in 1920.  Fennel left in 1924 to have his own G. W. Fennel Lumber Company in Walterboro in June of 1924.  


A Glover locomotive 0-6-0T  built in 1912 as #121611 was sold by SI&E to the G. W. Fennel Lumber Co. of Walterboro as #7.   It was sold back to SI&E, that then added a full 8 wheel tender.


Thayer Manufacturing moved from the original Walterboro location to Williams, SC, northwest of Walterboro to be closer to the active tracts being cut. 


The rebuilt Glover was sold to Thayer Manufacturing Co. of Williams, SC.  It was returned in January of 1922 for a restored 1906 Lima Locomotive 2-6-0 and the Glover was sold to the Roby & Northern Railroad as #3322 on August 25, 1922.  


The 1906 Lima Locomotive 2-6-0 was purchased on January 10, 1922 as SI&E #1706 and was used east of Thayer, SC on a network of logging lines that ran to the northeast of Walterboro and southeast to Ritter on the ACL branch to Walterboro.  It was sold back to SI&E as their #2470 in 1931 after nine hard years in the swamps to be sold to Mutual Crate at Avon Park, Florida. 


Thayer was far from being the biggest lumber company.  Wiggins, SC on the coast northeast of Beaufort, SC had a rich tract of forest and was operated over the years by five prominent companies. Utilizing logging lines into the swamp and high ground, they built two mainlines northwest to White Hall, SC and on to Hendersonville and northeast to Green Pond, SC to reach connections with the ACL mainline as well as utilizing two significant Seaboard Air Line branches built specifically for the Wiggins mill to reach rich uncut timber on the Atlantic coast.  


Phosphate was a significant mineral of great interest until the Governor of South Carolina doubled the royalty on the phosphate rock at the mines.   Florida, with no tarriff drew many of the mines south out of state which crippled the state income.  


Just a quick follow-up to the challenge of a year ago.  


Tom Fetters

Rail histories of South Carolina



On January 13, 2019 at 9:49 PM "seth h. bramson" <sbramson@...> wrote:

….in Arcadia’s Postcard History Series just sent to publisher.  Don’t have publication date yet but will let you know soon as I do.

 

For those who have an interest in Florida’s railroads or streetcar lines (Chapter Nine is the street and electric railways chapter) I think you will enjoy this book greatly.

 

We will keep you posted.

 

All good wishes.

Seth


 


 

FLORIDA RAILROADS....

seth h. bramson
 

….in Arcadia’s Postcard History Series just sent to publisher.  Don’t have publication date yet but will let you know soon as I do.

 

For those who have an interest in Florida’s railroads or streetcar lines (Chapter Nine is the street and electric railways chapter) I think you will enjoy this book greatly.

 

We will keep you posted.

 

All good wishes.

Seth

Photograph of Waycross Roundhouse

Riley Kinney
 

If anyone has a photo of the ACL Waycross roundhouse or can direct me to a source of one I would appreciate the assistance.

Riley Kinney

Upcoming Arcadia book on Florida railroad history

seth h. bramson
 

Friends: 

 

Pleased to advise that we have signed the contract for our next book with Arcadia Publishing and The History Press.  It will be in their Postcard History Series and will be titled either “Florida Railroads” or “Railroads of Florida” and will include some traction, along with “the big three,” the lesser (only in size in Florida, not in importance, such as L & N, SL—SF and SR) roads in terms of mileage, short lines, union stations and possibly logging and lumber companies.  The book with be 128 pages, full color, heavy stock soft cover with between 180 and 220 historical Florida railroad postcards.

 

I’m sure you will all enjoy it and I will keep you updated as we move along.  If I’m not in touch before then, have a wonderful, happy and safe Thanksgiving.

Re: Albany & Northern #9

seth h. bramson
 

How about Al Langley?

 

From: SoutheasternRailroadHistory@groups.io [mailto:SoutheasternRailroadHistory@groups.io] On Behalf Of taplines
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2018 9:45 PM
To: SoutheasternRailroadHistory@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SoutheasternRailroadHistory] Albany & Northern #9

 

Seth, I tried that and he also did not know.

 

Don

 

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From: seth h. bramson <sbramson@...>
To: SoutheasternRailroadHistory@groups.io; RHanson669@...
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2018 4:31 PM
Subject: Re: [SoutheasternRailroadHistory] Albany & Northern #9

 

I’m going to respectfully suggest that we check with Robert Hanson.

 

From: SoutheasternRailroadHistory@groups.io [mailto:SoutheasternRailroadHistory@groups.io] On Behalf Of taplines
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2018 12:35 PM
To: SoutheasternRailroadHistory@groups.io
Subject: [SoutheasternRailroadHistory] Albany & Northern #9

 

 

 

 

Thomas Lawson asked me a very intriguing question yesterday:

"Why the Pidcock’s bought the Brooks-Scanlon #9 for the Albany & Northern Ry. in 1952? 

This deal makes absolutely no sense to me and I don’t understand it at all.

There were four bought new diesels (two 70T’s, a DS4-4-660 and an SW8) on the A&N/GAS&C/GN

combined rosters in 1950. There was all kinds of dead, but seemingly serviceable, steam power

parked around the shop at Moultrie in 1952. So why buy the B-S #9, park it at Albany and then

never fire it up?

In fact, I have no photographic evidence anywhere in my files showing ANY Pidcock Lines steam

locomotive actually in service taken after 1947! "

Do any of ya'll know why the bought the #9?

Like Tom I have never seen a #9 steamed up, it was always at the coaling platform at Albany.

And looking at my own collection I have found no operating steam in the late 40's or the 50's, they are always parked at Moultrie.

They ran a lot of railfan events in the 50's using the motorcars, but no steam.

Don

 

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