PLANT CITY, FL

Plant City - Railroad Museum

Crossing Signal
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Switch stand
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Semaphore
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Welcome Home statue 10/25/14
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Plant City Interlocking Tower for the diamond crossing of the former SCL and ACL. It has been moved to this spot for preservation. 6/2/2002 Photo: Steve Lynch
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Plant City Station that served both the SCL and the ACL railroads.
6/2/2002 Photo: Steve Lynch

 

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ACL #508 1/27/13 Photo: Steve Lynch
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Plant City Museum view E 1/27/13 Photo: Steve Lynch
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Seaboard Wide Vision Caboose 1/27/13 Photo: Steve Lynch
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"Look Out for the Locomotive"
1/27/13 Photo: Steve Lynch
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Returning Home statue 10/25/14
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REA sign - Plant City Museum view E 1/27/13 Photo: Steve Lynch
Rail Shots
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CSX freight crossing the Plant City diamond crossing.
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CSX motive power heading towards the Main towards Orlando. 10/25/14
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CSX Unit train "FRED" 7/1/10
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Auto rack graffiti on almost every car in this 100+ car unit train. 10/25/14
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Closed seed-fertilizer plant 6/2/2002
Plant City Downtown
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Collin's/Reynold's St.
corner view E 10/25/14
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Collin's/Reynold's St.
corner view W 10/25/14
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Collin's/Reynold's St.
corner View S 10/25/14
This view shows the old non-used downtown passenger depot that was formerly used by both the ACL and SAL along with the two story SAL freight depot on the right in Plant City, Florida, 1974. Along the old east-west ACL platform are two railfans observing the station buildings. The gentleman on the right is Mr. Glenn Davis, the president of the Green Mountain Railroad and the other fellow kneeling down is the famous Florida rail photographer that always dresses for the occasion in white shorts. These stations have not been used for some time and SCL is operating both rail lines. Today the SAL freight station has been moved across the track behind the old combined passenger station and both buildings have been preserved as historic buildings along with some of the covered platform sheds by Plant City. Both the ACL and SAL mainlines have been rebuilt with welded rail and are operated by CSX today with Amtrak operating on the old ACL mainline.

The old SAL two story portion of the freight house still exists behind the old passenger depot. I knew that the some of the covered passenger sheds were moved and saved for historical purposes. I forgot that the freight house building was moved.
Bing map - Plant City view W
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SCL railfan visitors at the old and historic railroad station facilities in Plant City, Florida, 1974 View NE

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SCL view to north along the former SAL mainline of old downtown combined ACL - SAL railroad station facilities in Plant City, Florida, 1974  Photos/Archive/Research: Mike Robbins