Atlantic Coast Line - Seaboard Air Line - Seaboard Coast Line
Atlantic Coast Line & Seaboard Air Line
Railroads Historical Society,Inc.
Post Office Box 490563, Leesburg, FL    34749-0563

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31 YEARS!!!
ACL & SAL Historical Society         1983-2014

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WATCH THIS SPACE !!!.     Our 2015 Annual Meeting has some exciting and new things in store and you are GOING TO WANT TO ATTEND.     We'll let a bit out of the bag, so to speak, to peak your interest.     Our Saturday keynote speaker is Jim Wrinn, Editor of TRAINS Magazine.     Like we said - WATCH THIS SPACE.

Hello all - a small October update. Your annual meeting committee has been hard at work organizing the Jacksonville meeting over the weekend of February 14-16, 2015, and just about everything is ready to go.     We have some great activities planned, including several exciting new and different things to tell you about:

New location downtown - Due to some scheduling conflicts, the Airport Crowne Plaza was unable to meet our usual meeting requirements, so we have secured a new hotel right in downtown Jacksonville - the Crowne Plaza Riverfront on the St. Johns River's South Bank, offering a beautiful view of the city, and from some rooms, the busy FEC river bridge.     The room rate is the same as at the airport and the banquet rooms are quite large, with all the space we need.     Prices and reservation details will be forthcoming.

OCTOBER 2014 -- DOWNLOAD THE LATEST E-NEWSLETTER.     CLICK on -- THIS LINK -- and grab yourself a copy.    Our newest catalog is in there as well.

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.

Our 2015 Calendar is available.

Our 2015 Calendar - Click to enlarge

Proceed to the CALENDAR PAGE for full details!   

We have a number of event coming up this spring YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT.     More information will be posted as it becomes available.     One thing of importance is membership renewal.     We are on ANNUAL renewal now.     You recieved your annual renewal notice with your 4th quarter issue of LINES SOUTH.     We are fast approaching the 3rd Quarter of 2014, so please renew NOW via Pay Pal so that you don't miss one issue. Our 2nd Quarter 2014 issue of Lines South has been mailed to members.    If you missed this issue and believe there's a problem or 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 #23 NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD!!!!    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. and download Seaboard - Coast Line Modeler Issue 23

The SOCIETY is now on FACEBOOK. . To access it from your computer, follow this link -- ACL&SAL HS FACEBOOK PAGE --     Not a member of Facebook, click the Facebook icon in this news item and join up.    OR you can download and isntall the APP on your Android or Iphone, or tablet.

NOTE !!!      One of the new items we had available at the National Train Show last year wasLINES 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.    

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 --.

New Books! West Fla. Rails Vol. 2 and Midwest-Florida !!! UPDATED OCTOBER 2014    

!! West Florida Rails Vol. 2, by Jerry Pinkepanke with the photography of Emery Gulash, from Morning Sun. This volume features Florida action scenes from 1970 to 1987, with emphasis on the southwestern part of the state but also representative photos from elsewhere across the state.      The book has a broad variety of SCL freight and passenger trains, Seaboard System freights, and Amtrak passenger trains, all with detailed captions, along with several helpful maps. It's all-color, of course, with 128 pages.      Our price is just $55.00 plus shipping, catalog code BK-79.

!! From the Midwest to Florida by Rail, 1875-1979, Vol. 1 is a major new book from the PRR T&HS on Midwest-Florida passenger service with coverage of every train that ran from the Midwest to the Sunshine State. This huge 520-page book covers trains originating on the C&EI, IC, PRR, L&N, NC&StL, Monon, and M&O, including the Dixie Flyer, City of Miami, South Wind, and many more. The book has detailed history, many schedules and consists, maps, and numerous b&w and color photos of trains and equipment (ACL and FEC are heavily represented), plus timetables and brochures.     Written by Chuck Blardone with Myron Bilas, Larry Goolsby, Theodore Kornweible Jr., and Lyle Key, all this is just $99 plus shipping (retail is $109.95), catalog #BK-78. The print run is limited so order now while they are still available. Vol. 2, on trains originating from the NYC, Southern, and Frisco plus FEC connections, Amtrak, stations, etc., is expected in 2015.

!! Finally, West Florida Rails Volume 1, is an excellent all-color book featuring Emery Gulash’s photos of the ACL and SAL on Florida’s west coast and the companion book to West Florida Rails Volume 2.     The detailed captions for this 128-page Morning Sun book are by Jerry A. Pinkepank.     Just $55 plus shipping, our catalog code BK-75.
BK-79 -- West Florida Railroads Vol. 2
West Florida Railroads Volume 2
BK-75 -- From the Midwest to Florida by Rail, 1875-1979, Vol. 1
From the Midwest to Florida by Rail, 1875-1979, Vol. 1
BK-75 -- West Florida Rails
West Florida Rails



Exclusively from the ACL & SAL HS! Replacement sides for the Accurail 41’ gon that let you accurately model the Seaboard high-side gondola.     Our package includes sides, decals, and detailed instructions.     We offer the sides and decals alone for just $19, or together with the Accurail undecorated gondola kit for a total of just $32, plus shipping.     Order now; catalog codes M-60 and M-60-A respectively.

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 --- .


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.

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.

All four 2008 issues, $10
All four 2009 issues, $10

Orange Blossom Special, $12
The Sleeping Car, $12
Just Call Me Hayes, $10


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!

          Our 100th Issue                              

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 >     Simply remove the "XSPAM" from the email address when doing this.


Use the link on the left to access the Company Store and Catalog.    


Standard Jazz and Reminders - You can now pay your membership by using Pay Pal...    Check out this page for more information.     THIS IS IMPORTANT...PLEASE READ !!!     Some of your issues are coming back marked "Temporarily Away".     Bulk Rate mail will not be held by the USPS and they CHARGE us for each issue returned as such.     Please notify us if you intend to put your mail on hold, or, perhaps, you are military and have been deployed.     Note that ALL active duty military personnel are entitled to have their subscriptions to Lines South forwarded to any APO, FPO or other address they wish during their deployment / tour of duty.    Please notify us by way of this email link.     Thanks - and thanks from all of us for your service and commitment.    

New SAL Ventilated Boxcar Kit!
The ACL & SAL HS now stocks the WrightTrak Seaboard class V-9 ventilated boxcar.    This nicely done model of a popular prototype includes custom decals by Rail Graphics with both Seaboard Railway (1946 and older) and Seaboard Railroad (modern) heralds, multiple reweigh repack and air reservoir dates and includes chalk marks taken from photos of a prototype.    The kit has correct trucks, preformed grab irons, Grandt Line ladders, Tichy brake gear, and phosphor-bronze wire.    The price for this fine kit is just $49, our catalog #M-55.    Order today.

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    FORUM NEWS...The LINK to the old Q&A is here.     You cannot post anything, but all the original topics and replies are still there.

    RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP NOW WITH PAY PAL - GO HERE !    Please be sure to renew your membership for 2011 and you can do so by paying online by using Pay Pal.

    NEW SHOW AND MEETING SCHEDULE is available.    We plan to have tables at the events as listed.    Come visit us and see our latest products for sale as we will frequently have unadvertised specials and items not yet in our catalog.    We can always use help with our tables. If you can assist, please let us know in advance and we welcome your participaton.    Check our web site for other show listings and updates. -more-.

    SHOP OUR CATALOG AND USE PAYPAL!     As you know, we have a page in the membership section of our web site where you can use PayPal to join or renew. We can now also accept PayPal for product orders.    Just follow these easy steps:

    1. Log on to your PayPal account.
    2. Click on "send money."
    3. Use for the email address you are sending the money to.
    4. Using the instructions on our catalog order form, add the total for the items ordered to the proper amounts for tax and shipping; the grand total is the amount to be sent.
    5. Tell us in the message area what you are paying for - please use the catalog code, the item description, the item price, tax (if applicable), and shipping.
    6. Click on "send payment."

    If you have any questions about this netable summary= Here is the form and the upcoming issue of LINES FOR MEMBERS -- 3nbspnbspnbsp YOU MUST ADD APPROPRIATE shipping charges to each order. w procedure, contact us at Thanks as always for your business and support.

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