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PAGE UPDATED...DECEMBER 11, 2013
SOCIETY UPDATES & NEWS
OUR ANNUAL MEETING !!!      The Society's annual membership meeting will be February 21-23, 2014, in Jacksonville, Florida.     Mark your calendars now and plan to be with us for our usual lineup of excellent speakers, tours, railfanning, the Southeastern Railroadiana Collectors train show, and fun and fellowship.     Please use the registration form provided and submit it to the address shown (not our general Leesburg address) as soon as possible; also make your reservations now with the Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel.
Our plans for the popular Friday bus trip include a first for us, touring the CSX Transportation office building in downtown Jacksonville, followed by lunch in the cafeteria there.     Then by popular demand we will once again visit Florida East Coast's Bowden Yard.      FEC has painted a number of its locomotives in the coral and yellow heritage paint scheme, and several of them should be on display so we can get some nice pictures.      Those who were with us at Bowden some years ago might remember we had a great tour of the facility and even went south a few miles from the yard where FEC holds its southbound trains ready for departure.     With the sun at our backs, picture-taking should be quite good.      We have one more possible stop in the works that we're not quite ready to announce yet, but we're confident they will come through and you will enjoy them!
Our Friday and Saturday evenings will be highlighted by programs featuring Dale Diacont and Doug Riddell.     Both are well known to us and have combined their long railroading careers with writing and photography.      They have both recently retired and will be sharing their photos and perspectives from their decades of watching and operating trains.      Other evening features will include an update on the restoration of ACL Pacific #1504.
The business meeting will be held this year on Friday evening at 6:30, so please keep that in mind as you plan your day.
Along with the Saturday railroadiana show, railfanning opportunities, and mild February weather, this will be another Jacksonville event you won't want to miss.      We are looking forward to seeing everyone again in February.
DOWNLOAD THE MEETING REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION FORM -- HERE --      Should you have any questions, please contact John Buckley, Meeting Coordinator at: email@example.com.
IMPORTANT !!!      Our 4th Quarter 2013 issue of Lines South is being mailed to members.    If you think you haven't renewed, you're probably right!!!!!.     Please take a moment and check, or email us for your membership status.    MEMBERSHIP@ACLSAL.ORG    RENEW it TODAY via our Pay-Pal option.     Some of you may be recieving a separate renewal - reinstatement letter.     Please read carefully and renew your membership.     If you recieve this letter and have already renewed, please advise by sending an email to: - MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL -
SEABOARD-COAST LINE MODELER :: NEWEST ISSUE #21 NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD!!!!    We've fixed the download issues!     Grab your FREE copy by going to our menu bar and selecting the S-CL Modeler link.     You can always buy back issues # 1-20 of S-CL Modeler by ordering the convenient CD - see information in the Catalog.
NOTE !!!      One of the new items we will have available at the National Train Show is LINES SOUTH, The White River Years (1999-2012) on DVD     If you are unable to attend but wish to order, the DVD will be available for general shipping mid-July.     Catalog # is LS-DVD-1, and the price is $25 plus shipping.     Contained in this collection are all the Lines South printed by White River Publications for us from 3rd quarter 1999 through 4th quarter 2012 in PDF form, plus a table of contents, and other information.     A complete index will be availabe for download from this site after September 1st.
NOTICE - If you have purchased or will be purchasing this collection on DVD, we offer the maps as a download from this site.     This would be the ATLANTA issue map --CLICK FOR ATLANTA -- and the RICHMOND issue map -- CLICK FOR RICHMOND --.
OUR 2014 Calendar.
The Society's 2014 calendar has arrived and offers a new lineup of excellent color images, starting with the SCL Seminole at Waycross in its last days. The 2014 photo list also features ACL and Seaboard action behind diesels in their classic 1950s and 1960s colors plus a sampling of Family Lines, Seaboard System, and Piedmont & Northern subjects. Our price is just $12.95 plus shipping, catalog code C-14. Order now and don't forget several for gifts.
Many of you may have noticed that we've removed Lines For Members from Lines South.     We did this to be able to expand the content of the magazine without having to increase dues.      Therefore, a separate LFM and catalog will be mailed, inserted or distributed through this website.      Here is the 3rd Quarter 2013 version for your perusal.      -- DOWNLOAD HERE --
NOTE !!!      We are expanding our Company Store ordering options with products available for purchase on-line.      We've begun this process with our newest items and will continue to add product as time goes along.      Pay our online e-commerce page a visit at our --- E COMMERCE PAGE --- .
NEW MAILING ADDRESS!!!!
Effective immediately, the ACL & SAL HS has a new post office mailing address:
ACL & SAL Historical Society
P.O. Box 490563
Leesburg, FL 34749-0563
Please make a note of this new address and begin using it at once for all paper correspondence. This change was made to align with several recent changes in board member responsibilities, including the handling and shipping of product orders. The new address will help us keep improving our service on product sales orders and other paper mail sent to us. As always, we ask your patience as we handle your orders, memberships, and inquiries - we are all volunteers with family and work duties, but are committed to the best response time possible.     Thanks for supporting our product sales program and other services; we are always glad to answer questions or hear your suggestions.
Our catalog has been updated.     Click the following link to open a .pdf with the latest product catalog, price list and order form. - CLICK HERE - Take a peek at some of our newer items.
NEW BOOKS !!!      Check out the newest editions to the Book Department of our Catalog !
Seaboard Coast Line - In Color
Yesterday's Trains Across the Commonwealth
Following the Tracks of Daniel Callahan
For Pullman Eyes Only
Society Updates - Please Note   First, our Century Club membership rate is NOW $135 instead of the $100 we've charged in the past.    You still get a calendar with your Century Club membership.      Our address is Box 490563, Leesburg, FL, 34749-0563 .    Sending mail elsewhere causes unnecessary delays and confusion.    Thirdly, we are STILL recieving orders from Florida residents that do not include sales tax.    You must pay sales tax when ordering products from within Florida.    The rate is SEVEN (7%) of the value of the product without shipping regardless of where in Florida you live.    Thank you for your attention to this information.
Clearance Sale - Half Price on Selected Lines South Issues, Books. The Company Store has to make room for new inventory, and our space crunch is your ticket to some incredible bargains on selected back issues Lines South and three excellent books: Selected issues of Lines South, only $3 each - see catalog for list.    YOU MUST ADD APPROPRIATE shipping charges to each order.
>>SUPER SPECIAL DEAL:
All four 2008 issues, $10
All four 2009 issues, $10
>>HALF-PRICE BOOK SPECIALS:
Orange Blossom Special, $12
The Sleeping Car, $12
Just Call Me Hayes, $10
CHECK OUR NEW PRODUCTS PAGE FOR A COUPLE OF EXCITING OFFERINGS
The 25th Anniversary issue of Lines South - our 100th magazine -     This special issue highlights our 25th year, and includes some of our usual excellent feature material plus some special articles by long-time members and friends that look back over the history of our railroads, the society, and some favorite railroaders.    The covers feature a collage of all 100 issues we've put out, providing a dramatic picture of the fine articles and photos our contributors have brought you over the years.    Back issues are available and you'll be sure to want this collector's item in your collection.    Don't miss out - join us NOW!
Some of you have commented that email sent to our "typical" Society addresses is not going through.    Internet service providers have increased security due to an all-time high in spam that is, unfortunately, weeding out the "good" mail as well.    IF you cannot get through to our posted email addresses, you may mail me direct > XSPAMabdean@comcast.net     Simply remove the "XSPAM" from the email address when doing this.
COMPANY STORE AND CATALOG PAGES UPDATED. NEW PRODUCTS AVAILABLE
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