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Titusville touts train station as Amtrak stop | floridatoday.
com | F
Dear Lists and Friends: here's a story on refurbishing the Titusville train station. NOte off to the right is an article on high-speed rail Walt A. ...
Jun 11, 2010
Looking for Joe Jablonski
I'm looking for Joe Jablonski, formerly of St. Petersburg. He was an avid railfan and rail historian of the 1990's, who seems to have felled off the planet in...
Mar 25, 2010
Tom Lawson's new book!
Breaking news: Tom Lawson is publishing his "Locomotives of Southern Iron & Equipment" book. It can be ordered through: Cabbage Stack Publishing PO Box 19912 ...
Mar 22, 2010
On TV Jan. 06th
Jan. 06thThe History Channel will once again air the "Overseas Highway" episode of Modern Marvels on January 06th at 7 a.m. Eastern time. I'm a big fan of the...
Dec 25, 2009
Re: Civil War Era Danforth Cooke at SI&E in 1908.
This week on Tap Lines I have posted a Danforth Cooke American built around the time of the Civil war. Here she is shown at Southern Iron & Equip. Co. in 1908...
Nov 9, 2009
Re: 1856 (or earlier) Baldwin in Georgia in 1922, JN Bray Lumb...
No. 2 looks a lot like the General, which was W&A No. 3. I don't have a photo of the General handy to compare it to though. Can't recall offhand if the...
Nov 2, 2009
1856 (or earlier) Baldwin in Georgia in 1922, JN Bray Lumber Co. #2
This week on Tap Lines I have posted a Baldwin (circa 1915-1922) publicity photo of the the JN Bray Baldwin, an antebellum 4-4-0 that was reported to have been...
Nov 2, 2009
The Suwanee River Locomotive Photos on Tap Lines this week.
This week on Tap Lines I have posted photos of the the Luraville Engine, an ancient antebellum 4-4-0 that fell off a barge in 1906 and was rescued from the...
Oct 27, 2009
New weekly locomotive photo series on Taplines
New weekly locomotive photo series on Taplines A new weekly series called Locomotives will start this week, as I dig deep into my locomotive portrait negative...
Oct 13, 2009
broad guage in the Orlando area
The current issue of the ACLSAL Historical Society magazine recently arrived, most of it being a very well written article on various railroads around Orlando....
Jul 30, 2009
Looking for volunteer moderators to help moderate my groups
Looking for volunteer moderators to help moderate any of my RR History groups by approving or rejecting new members and moderating new member's messages....
Jul 8, 2009
RR2Sell Yahoo Group
Last year I started up the RR2Sell yahoo group to replace the spammer infested RR4Sale group. This list provides a forum for announcing railroad and model...
Jul 8, 2009
Tap Lines has been updated.
Now on Taplines, a short history of the Gulf Florida & Alabama Ry, that ran between Pensacola, FL and Kimbrough, Alabama from 1912 to 1922. It later became the...
Jul 8, 2009
TAPLINES HAS BEEN UPDATED
I updated the Tap Lines website with the Lake Santa Fe Route, the story of the Western Ry of Florida, a narrow gauge railroad that ran from 1881 to 1899. ...
May 8, 2009
About 30 miles west of Gainesville in north central Florida is the town of Trenton. The ACL had a line that ran through there which began at Wilcox Jct on the...
Feb 28, 2009
Florida RR and sucessors 1856-1884 Roster
The Florida RR 1856-1872 had a total of six locomotives during the Civil War. After the war they had 2 engines working, 3 stripped of all appliances to keep...
Feb 22, 2009
Fw: Classic Trains
Classic TrainsDear Lists and Friends A heads up. The Spring, 2009 (don't I wish it was!) issue of Classic Trains has the Atlantic Coast Line covered in its...
Feb 6, 2009
Good day, All, I'm Dave from Sanford Fl and relatively new to the subject. I'mĀ modeling in On30 and am interested in learning aboutĀ RRing in Florida around...
Feb 2, 2009
Mable - Tarrytown railroad?
Hi All: Does anyone have information on the Altras railroad (I believe that what is would be called) that was supposed to go from Mabel to Tarrytown. I wonder...
Jan 16, 2009
F.E.C. in Classic Trains winter 2008 issue
The article "Diesels South", about a 1962 railfan road trip through the southeastern U.S. has several photographs of the F.E.C. that may be of interest:...
Nov 1, 2008
Re: Historical Library & Museum Closing - WE NEED HELP!!
Bad news from Bartow. There is a lot of railroad related materials at the Polk County Historical Library. I used to research it regularly back when I lived in...
Jul 8, 2008
some new books
Dear Lists, The spring and summer 2007 issues of the N.R.H.S. Bulletin arrived last week within days of each other. The issues included reviews of the...
Jul 1, 2008
pleasant suprise from the Port St. Joe Route
Driving home from work Friday night was pleasantly surprised to see a boxcar from "The Port St. Joe Route" in a freight in the North Kansas City yard. The...
Jun 15, 2008
No one in particular
Passenger trains to Dade City
Hello I'm trying to find out which trains came through or stopped at the depots that where in town. I think the ACL depot is still here and I know they also...
Mar 11, 2008
Modern Marvels the Overseas Highway
The Overseas Highway episode of "Modern Marvels" is scheduled to air on the History Channel on Friday, Feb. 22nd, at 1 p.m. Eastern time. The History Channel...
Feb 15, 2008
Great photograph of a BL-2
The March, 2008 issue of Trains has a picture of the former Bangor & Aroostook #54 in action on pp. 65 & 65. My primary interest in this issue was the cover...
Feb 10, 2008
The current issue of Trains has a lovely shot of a BL-2 still in action, formerly of the Bangor and Aroostock. That was an additional benefit. What caught my...
Feb 10, 2008
I've been involved in the research of the Tavares and Gulf RR in Florida. I've have found an interesting trackage arrangement south of Tavares that I would...
Jan 14, 2008
A Day on the Loping Gopher
Russell Tedder has written a short 20 page coil bound book called "A Day on the Loping Gopher"
. This fascinating book takes a detailed look at the train...
Jan 2, 2008
JG&G and T&G rosters
Attached is a first draft of a Jacksonville Gainesville & Gulf roster and a very close to the final version of a Tavares & Gulf roster. Let me know what you...
Sep 17, 2007
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