What happened to the ACL and SAL depots in Lacoochee, Flgreenspun.com : LUSENET : ACL and SAL Railroads Historical Society : One Thread
Does anyone know what happened to the ACL and SAL depot buildings in Lacoochee, Florida after they were closed? I remember that the ACL depot was sold in late 1966, and was transported out of town to a new location, but where? I have no idea about what happened to the SAL depot. Thanks for your help! Aaron Dowling (email@example.com)
-- Aaron Dowling (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 04, 2003
Aaron, Mr. J.E. Rhodes was the station agent at Lacoochee. In 1985 when I talked to him he was retired and living on his farm just South of Lacoochee on Hwy 39. His phone number was 904-567-5569. He told me that the station was located on the Southeast corner of the SAL/ACL crossing and the ACL station was located on the South side of the ACL track about 100 yds. to the East of the crossing. The depot was moved to his farm in 1962.
-- Carey Stevens (email@example.com), January 08, 2003.
Aaron, the S.A.L. depot was bought by the former station agent. He had the depot moved to his farm several miles away and uses it as a hay barn. I spoke to him in the late eighties and asked him questions about the depot and his memories. He was elderly at that time so I have no idea if he is still living. I have his name and phone number at home and will post later this evening. From his description I did determine that the depot was an SAL standard #2 depot. I have built an N-scale model of the Lacoochee depot and I have those deminsions if you need them.
-- Carey Stevens (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 07, 2003.