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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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 -

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

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 --.

OUR 2014 Calendar.
Our 2014 Calendar - Click to enlarge

The Society's 2014 calendar was a big hit.     Take a good look because shortly we will take this down and we'll be offering our 2015 CALENDAR!

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 !!! UPDATED MARCH 2014     Check out the newest editions to the Book Department of our Catalog !

A new book by Doug Riddell is Virginia’s Legendary Santa Trains, co-authored by Donna Strother Deekens. Beginning in the 1950s, department stores around Virginia teamed up with ACL, RF&P, and other lines to field a series of Santa Trains out of Richmond, Alexandria, and Roanoke. This well-illustrated softcover gives a fascinating inside look at all the details; just $19, catalog BK- 76.

Next on the list is a new and complete history of the Columbia, Newberry & Laurens, a S.C. subsidiary of the ACL and SCL, by F. Will Martin. It’s full of photos and is complete with sections on locos, equipment, and facilities, plus a detailed index. Our price is just $36 plus shipping, catalog BK- 74.

Then we have a very different book item, an e-book in pdf format on DVD: Trains of Pinellas County, by Tom Pavluvcik, a comprehensive history of St. Petersburg-Clearwater area railroads from southern Pinellas to Tarpon Springs, Oldsmar and beyond. This e-book has over 440 photos, maps, and diagrams; just $25 plus shipping, our catalog DVD-15.

Finally, West Florida Rails, is an excellent all-color book featuring Emery Gulash’s photos of the ACL and SAL on Florida’s west coast. 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-76 -- Virginia’s Legendary Santa Trains
Virginia’s Legendary Santa Trains
BK-74 -- History of the Columbia, Newberry & Laurens
The History of the Columbia, Newberry & Laurens
DVD-15 -- Trains of Pinellas County
Trains of Pinellas County
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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