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22 Years of Southeastern Railroad History and Photographs since 1996

Mount Mitchell RR
In the Land of the Sky

By Donald R. Hensley, Jr

Mount Mitchell RR

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Now Available - the Revised and Expanded Second Edition of my booklet:
Boca Grande Route, The Story of the Charlotte Harbor & Northern.
This road ran from Boca Grande to Pierce, Florida and had its main shops at Arcadia, Fl.
This history spans from the 1890's to Seaboard Air Line Railroad's acquisition in 1928.
Includes the early history of the Phosphate Mining Industry on the lower Peace River.
There are 86 photos, 17 illustrations including six maps.
52 pages in a stapled booklet folded to 8.5x11" with 100lb card stock covers.
The covers are printed in color on both sides while the interior is mostly in b&w, except for 4 pages of color postcards.

Available for $20 plus postage from

Table of Contents

Locomotive Photos and History from my collection

The Short Lines

Aberdeen & Rockfish RR 125th Anniversity

Railroads of Ocala 
Silver Springs & Western
Rentz Lbr. Co. & its Ocala Northern
Ocklawaha Valley & Rodman Lumber Co.
Martel Lumber Co. &  Ocala & Southwestern

2 Part Series on the Trans Florida Central
 1 The Fellsmere Railroad
 2 The Trans Florida Central 

2 Part Series on the Charlotte Harbor & Northern
1 The Peace River Phosphate Co.
2 CH&N History

Four Part Series on the Florida Railway: 
1- The Drew Lbr. Co.
2  - Live Oak & Gulf  

 3 - Suwannee & San Pedro 
 4  The Florida Railway

Gainesville & Gulf  by Russell Tedder

Gulf Florida & Alabama Ry.

Georgia Florida & Alabama RR

An Inspection Trip on the Gulf Ports Terminal

Live Oak Perry & Gulf 

The South Georgia Ry.

Smoky Mountain RR

Greene County RR

Fernwood Columbia & Gulf by David Price

Wrightsville & Tennille

The Narrow Gauge

Pennsboro & Harrisville RR - Lorama RR

Florida Southern Railway

Green Cove Springs & Melrose

South Florida Railroad

Jupiter & Lake Worth Ry

Orange Belt Ry.

West Virginia Midland

The Industrial Railways

 Upchurch Lumber Co.

Cabbage Stacks at Slater, The Dowling & Camp Inc,

The Argent Lumber Co. in 1938

Whitcomb Locomotives

Cuban Narrow Gauge

Brookville Locomotives!!!

The Southeast Scene

W.E.Boone - Jacksonville's Locomotive Contractor

  The Traveling Photo Artist - M.F. Timmerman

The Mystery Photos

Mystery No. 1 Solved!
Mystery No. 2  
  Mystery No. 3 -Solved!
Mystery No. 4
Mystery No. 5 - Solved! 
Mystery No. 6-Solved!

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Io Groups for discussions on:

Southeast RR History
Steam & Diesel Locomotive Rosters

Southeast Forest Industry Modeling
Florida Citrus Industry Modeling

Florida Railroads
Georgia Rails
And to Sell your Model Railroad and Railroad stuff:
I have transition away from the buggy Yahoo Groups in favor of Io Groups.

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My Photo Collection Catalog 
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Museum Quality Heavy Weight Prints
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Official Guide and Equipment Registers on CD
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Tom Lawson's
Locomotives of Southern Iron & Equipment

is still available
but only through Tom direct.

Click here for details

Russell Tedder's New Book 
Forest Rails
Is still available and I corrected his address.
Click here for details