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All Aboard to Restore Locomotive 1504
« on: February 11, 2014, 07:50:08 AM »
All Aboard to Restore Locomotive 1504



Metro Jacksonville's Kara Holmes investigates the history of a derelict locomotive hidden behind the Prime Osborn Center.

Read More: http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2014-feb-all-aboard-to-restore-locomotive-1504

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Re: All Aboard to Restore Locomotive 1504
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 08:59:19 AM »
The article contradicts itsself. It says on page 2 it was displayed outside of the Atlantic Coast Building (CSX) for 30 years then was moved in 1986 to the current location at Prime Osborne. Then it says it was displayed outside of Prime Osborne for 50 years.  So it is either the year 2036 or it meant to say it has been displayed outside for 58 years. Either way it needs some work.

The restoration work on this has been discussed before.

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Re: All Aboard to Restore Locomotive 1504
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 09:27:50 AM »
It's a beautiful, old, wounded soldier. My heart goes out for it. Didn't know it was in such bad shape.
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Re: All Aboard to Restore Locomotive 1504
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 09:27:58 AM »
I agree that Jacksonville hides many of its historic treasures, and that is a shame.  Jacksonville has a good story to tell.  It would be great if this engine could be put back in service as an excursion train to St Augustine and/or Fernandina Beach.
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Re: All Aboard to Restore Locomotive 1504
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2014, 09:36:43 AM »
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The restoration work on this has been discussed before.

Its an old tired "trick" to re-circulate old content for the benefit of new members. I am sure this is not the last "new/old" article to be pulled out of the archives. Agreed, this was mentioned with more vigor in a previous thread.
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Re: All Aboard to Restore Locomotive 1504
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2014, 09:50:33 AM »
It's funny how some of you guys think we're so Dr. Evil-ish. The story was recently written by one of our intern writers. If any of you want to submit your own editorials for public consumption, I'd be more than happy to upload it when you're ready! The more content, the merrier, IMHO.
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Re: All Aboard to Restore Locomotive 1504
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2014, 12:31:33 PM »
As a new reader let me say thank you for posting article like this.  I have lived in Jax for 11 years and am just now discovering all of the urban treasures that exist here.
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Re: All Aboard to Restore Locomotive 1504
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2014, 12:37:50 PM »
I had never seen the article, and thought it was interesting. I have only been a member of MJ for less than a year. You guys do good work, much thanks!
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Re: All Aboard to Restore Locomotive 1504
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2014, 12:40:08 PM »
I don't believe we ever wrote an article. I think the discussion took place in the forum a few years back.
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Re: All Aboard to Restore Locomotive 1504
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2014, 12:42:48 PM »
I had never seen the article, and thought it was interesting. I have only been a member of MJ for less than a year. You guys do good work, much thanks!

There are many good articles that newer people have not seen... I enjoy the recycled and updated stories and articles.  keep em coming!   8)
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Re: All Aboard to Restore Locomotive 1504
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2014, 12:43:45 PM »
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The restoration work on this has been discussed before.

Its an old tired "trick" to re-circulate old content for the benefit of new members. I am sure this is not the last "new/old" article to be pulled out of the archives. Agreed, this was mentioned with more vigor in a previous thread.

really?  or is it about being a triple AAA battery powered jerk? ;)

This article is an update on the status of the locomotive, and was put together by one of the interns (---this is her debut article in fact, ) but hey mtrain, why not be a dismissive oaf about it anyways?

If you actually look through the article you will see that she took care to document the advancement of the weathering and damage that has progressed along the train.  So Kara thanks for the great article and thanks for taking to time to do the documentation on the state of the locomotive.!

One of the things that I think people lose sight of is that there are always new readers and a new generation of activists and people curious about the history of their city.  They havent already read a four year old article because they have never heard of it and wouldnt know to run a search for something that they havent a clue exists yet.

So seriously, when I have to weigh in on other people acting like know it alls, you know it has to be out of bounds.

Although obviously, thank you for being such an otherwise great part of the website and having familiarity with the back story of one of the local landmarks. :)

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Re: All Aboard to Restore Locomotive 1504
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2014, 01:24:32 PM »
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Re: All Aboard to Restore Locomotive 1504
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2014, 01:25:09 PM »
An article was written in Oct 2008 about ACL 1504 but was kept up to date with comments so that's what Mtrain is probably referring to.

http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2008-oct-atlantic-coast-line-1504

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Re: All Aboard to Restore Locomotive 1504
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2014, 01:50:41 PM »

Naked photos of Justin Beiber would probably generate them more easily. ;)

I think you might be correct only if vomit on keyboards counts as a page view.

Otherwise, keep up the good work.  I for one enjoy most of your articles.

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Re: All Aboard to Restore Locomotive 1504
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2014, 08:40:03 PM »
I understand both sides. Sometimes old articles are bumped (last or second to last post requoted) with no new addition or visible reason.  Then I click on it and it is nothing new. Other times, as in this case, something is added onto, and the same debate that took place weeks/months/years ago happens all over again.  And those can be frustrating to older readers.

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