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24 Years of Southeastern Railroad History and Photographs since 1996

Mutual Crate Co. of Avon Park by Don Hensley
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Taplines Railroad Photography

5x8 Locomotive Portrait Photographs - Official Guides & Registers on CD
Poors Manuals on CD - Steam & Diesel Builders lists on CDs

Each individual Railroad Research CDs or DVD contain all the Official Guides, Equipment Registers, Poors Manuals, ICC Valuations, Rosters, Timetables (employee & public), maps, diagrams and other research materials that I have collected and digitized over the years. The guides run from 1854 to 1969, the Equipment Registers from 1888 to 1975 and the Poors Manuals from 1866 to 1917. The railroads available now include the Atlanta & West Point (includes Georgia RR & Western Ry of Alabama), Atlanta Birmingham & Coast, Atlantic & Danville, Atlantic Coast Line, Baltimore & Ohio, Bangor & Aroostook, Boston & Maine, Buffalo Creek & Gauley, Central of Georgia, Centrak Vermont, Charleston & Western Carolina, Chesapeake & Ohio, Chesapeake Western, Clinchfield, Colorado & Southern, Colorado Midland, Denver & Rio Grande Western, Durham & Southern, East Broad Top, East Tennessee & Western North Carolina, Florida East Coast, Gainesville Midland, Georgia & Florida, Interstate, Kentucky & Tennessee, Louisville & Nashville, Lancaster & Chester, Maryland & Pennsylvania, Maine Central, Maine Two Footers, Monon, Norfolk & Western, New York New Haven & Hartford, Rio Grand Southern and other Colorado narrow gauge, Seaboard Air Line, Southern, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific, Virginian, Western Maryland. CDs are $15 and DVDs are $20, includes postage.
More railroads are coming soon!

Table of Contents

Locomotive Photos and History from my collection

The Short Lines
The Jitneys of the Georgia Northern(updated 4/11/20200)

Aberdeen & Rockfish RR 125th Anniversary

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 - Suwanee & 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
Mutual Crate Co. of Avon Park

  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!

Switch List (has been updated 4/11/2020)

Links to Other Web Sites

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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