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Re: Atlantic Coast Line #1504
« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2013, 12:11:28 PM »
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Re: Atlantic Coast Line #1504
« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2013, 01:37:09 PM »
I wonder if this car ever spent time with the Florida east coast rail...I've been supporting a tony little island that was their head quarters at one time...pigeon key...it would be cool if that engine were there...I've spent every vacation on that island for the past 7 years. That's closest i  get to train history...

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Re: Atlantic Coast Line #1504
« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2013, 10:38:41 PM »
Pigeon Key was an important site during the construction of the overseas railroad, but it was never the headquarters of the FEC.

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Re: Atlantic Coast Line #1504
« Reply #33 on: October 28, 2013, 12:36:34 PM »

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Re: Atlantic Coast Line #1504
« Reply #34 on: October 28, 2013, 01:59:23 PM »
I agree that the current location pretty much blows. If you had the power to relocate it, where would you?
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Re: Atlantic Coast Line #1504
« Reply #35 on: October 28, 2013, 02:13:42 PM »
Considering that the roundabout @ Laura is occupied (& that it's too large regardless), something along the Riverwalk might make for more "interactive" exposure - or anywhere that there's truly daily foot traffic in lieu of the side of a building somewhat detached from everything else.  Existing pocket park?  At one of the Skyway stops - perhaps closer to the Omni/hotel(s)?  I get that it ties into the original railroad station and is intended to compliment, but I'm not sure how many people that actually visit the Convention Center know that it's even there; so perhaps at the very least, in front? 20k seems like a lot of cheddar to just clean up what's in your back yard & perceived as an afterthought.
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Re: Atlantic Coast Line #1504
« Reply #36 on: October 28, 2013, 02:17:17 PM »
It used to sit down near the CSX building along Water St. Until CSX decided they didnt want it anymore. It should be somewhere so that more people could see it. RR museum downtown would be cool.

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Re: Atlantic Coast Line #1504
« Reply #37 on: October 28, 2013, 03:26:45 PM »
Since the railroad and maritime industries are such a huge part of Jacksonville's past and hopefully future. I wonder what it would take to have a full scale railroad-maritime museum?

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Re: Atlantic Coast Line #1504
« Reply #38 on: October 28, 2013, 04:19:52 PM »
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Since the railroad and maritime industries are such a huge part of Jacksonville's past and hopefully future. I wonder what it would take to have a full scale railroad-maritime museum?

When JTA finds money for its multi-modal facility at the Prime Osborn, there will be plenty of room for a RR museum. Maybe then they can find a place for some of the old Pullman cars sitting in the CSX McDuff sidings along with the Orange Blossom Special Business Car sitting in the original part of Union Station here in Jax.

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