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Title: Railroads of St. Petersburg


1
The Railroads of St. Petersburg
  • Tom Pavluvcik

2
Railroad Developments
  • Background
  • Atlantic Coast Line (ACL)
  • Seaboard Air Line Railway (SAL)
  • Modern Tampa Bay Railroads

3
Background
  • Florida Railroad Development Begins in 1834
  • Railroad to Central Florida Falls Short in 1861
  • Civil War Intervenes
  • State of Florida Land Boom 1881

4
Rail route to Central Florida (red line) never
made it to Tampa Bay until after the Civil War
5
Atlantic Coast Line (ACL)
  • Henry Plant in Tampa 1883
  • Orange Belt Investment Company 1885
  • Orange Belt Railway to Oakland 1886
  • Orange Belt Railway to St. Petersburg 1888
  • Becomes Sanford St. Petersburg Railway 1893
  • Leased to Plant System 1895
  • Atlantic Coast Line 1902

6
Route of Orange Belt Railway (red line)
7
Orange Belt Railway train ca. 1888
8
Wardsville ca. 1888
9
Orange Belt Railway locomotive No. 10 in 1889
10
St. Petersburg Orange Belt depot
11
Orange Belt Railway train in front of Detroit
Hotel
12
St. Petersburg railroad pier in 1903
13
Heading out to meet a ship in 1894
14
Typical passenger train in mid-1890s
15
Men of the Sanford St. Petersburg railroad in
1897
16
Plant System engine and tender
17
Rail pier and ice works in 1898
18
ACL depot in 1912
19
New ACL depot in 1915
20
ACL depot aerial view in 1921
21
ACL depot in mid-1920s
22
ACL Pinellas Special newspaper ad in 1915
23
Private rail car in 1924
24
ACL depot in 1919
25
Pinellas Special departs ca. 1925
26
St. Petersburg ACL depot in 1936
27
ACL depot in 1945
28
ACL depot in 1950
29
ACL depot in 1958
30
ACL depot in 1962
31
ACL freight depot and Webbs City in mid-1950s
32
Last train leaves downtown St. Petersburg in 1963
33
New ACL depot near 38th Avenue N. opens in 1963
34
New ACL depot trackside in 1963
35
ACL Champion at new depot in 1963
36
Seaboard Air Line Railway (SAL)
  • Another Railroad Reaches Tampa 1890
  • SAL Incorporated in 1900
  • Tampa Northern Railroad 1906
  • Tampa Gulf Coast Railway 1909
  • Tampa Union Station 1912
  • Tampa Gulf Coast Railroad to South Pinellas
    1914
  • SAL Absorbs Two Smaller Railroads

37
Bay area railroads in 1915
38
F C P engine and tender in 1900
39
Tampa Northern RR engine and tender in 1914
40
Tampa Gulf Coast engine and tender in 1915
41
SAL depot in 1932
42
Silver Meteor loads passengers at St. Petersburg
in 1952
43
Boarding passengers in St. Petersburg in 1956
44
New SAL depot in 1959
45
Former SAL depot in 2010
46
Former SAL freight depot in 2005
47
Modern Tampa Bay Railroads
  • Seaboard Coast Line 1967
  • Amtrak Arrives 1971
  • Seaboard System Expands
  • Amtrak Trains Leave Pinellas 1984
  • Seaboard Becomes CSX 1986

48
Silver Star in St. Petersburg in 1970
49
Baggage man and Amtrak Floridian in 1972
50
Amtrak Silver Star leaves St. Petersburg in 1983
51
Seaboard System engines in Pinellas County in 1985
52
CSX train passes former Amtrak depot in 2005
53
CSX train near Tropicana Field in 2003
54
CSX last freight delivery on Tropicana trestle in
2005
55
CSX locomotives cross Central Avenue in 2004
56
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