BOARD ELECTIONS 2019
SLATE OF CANDIDATES READY TO TACKLE THE JOB
RUNNING FOR TWO-YEAR TERMS WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS, INCLUDING THEIR BIOS AND STATEMENTS.
Curtis Brown, 3454 Cormorant Cove Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32223
I’m a younger member (26) but have a consuming passion for the SAL-ACL-SCL’s history and its people, equipment, and operations. My grandfather worked for the Seaboard in Hialeah Yard and his stories and experiences sparked a fervent interest in railroading. I worked for Amtrak’s Auto Train and the Tavares, Eustis & Gulf prior to joining the Navy. I’m now an intense collector of railroadiana, china, silver, hardware, and advertising. I want to bring different, 21st Century perspectives and ideas to the Society, including preservation of the archives and making them accessible to members and nonmembers alike; growing the membership and the value new members bring; utilizing social media and other means to increase our activity beyond the magazine and yearly meeting; and consulting with other historical societies to understand their successes and lessons learned. I want to help the Society and the preservation of our history going into the future.
Warren Calloway, 7413 Glenharden Drive, Raleigh, NC 27613 (incumbent)
I began the idea for our historical society by running a “feeler” ad in Extra 2200 South; Joe Oates then took the information and started LINES SOUTH and the Society. Example of my activities include former contributing editor of LINES SOUTH; present editor of Seaboard-Coast Line Modeler; have served as editor and contributing editor of Diesel Era Magazine; author of Atlantic Coast Line: The Diesel Years; co-author of Seaboard Air Line Motive Power; co-author of Diesels of the Southern Railway; and numerous magazine articles. Some of my extensive photography collection is available through the Society on CDs. With retirement from full-time work, I currently serve as Society vice-president and assist with production of the annual calendars. I also actively work with numerous model railroad manufactures in the production of prototype models for our railroads. Your vote will assure continuing improvement in the quality of historical information provided to the membership.
Thomas Hall, 5200 Cumberland Plain Dr., Raleigh, NC 27616
I was born June 28, 1970, and raised in Mebane, N.C. I am married to Kelly Hall of 25 years and have a daughter, Sydney Hall. I have been into trains all of my life, but have been modeling for 25 years. I have been with the Sipping and Switching Society of North Carolina for 24 years and have 96 feet of modules. I have built numerous Southeastern railroad models. I also enjoy railfanning and rail photography. My interest is in Southeastern railroads in particular, 1968 to 1982. I hope to join with the Board to continue what the Board has done so far, and expand the Society toward the future.
W. Jim Langston, 2861 August Drive S., Clearwater, FL 33761
I have been a longtime member since the 1990s, with one or two short lapses, and recently concluded 32 ½ years with ACL/SAL successor CSX Transportation. I have traveled by rail extensively in the USA and Canada, including many trips up and down the “S”, “SX”, “SP” and “A” lines on the SAL, SCL, and Amtrak, riding on the Silver Meteor, Silver Star, Florida Special, Vacationer, Auto-Train, Auto Train, Sunset Limited, Silver Palm, and CSX office cars. I have participated in many Society events, and took the lead on organizing the 2018, and now 2019, Jacksonville events. On several occasions I have assisted with the archives in Rocky Mount and am currently scanning passenger train consists there. One project I would like to pursue, and encourage member assistance on, is cleaning up and organizing the archives to encourage easier member access; this would require a several weekends of volunteer effort.
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