Atlantic Coast Line Photos

F3 on the Uceta Turntable
The ACL was an early adopter of new diesel engines. Purple and Silver F3 units could be turned two at a time on the Uceta turntable.
Photo - Wm J. Lenoir


The Royal American Show
F3 diesels departing Tampa with the Royal American Shows carnival train. The Florida Railroad Museum aquired several cars from the RAS in the 1980's.
Photo - Wm J. Lenoir


GP-7 at Tampa Union Station
This EMD GP-7 is pictured at Tampa Union Station on a passenger excursion. ACL rostered 180 of these units numbered 100-279. A GP-7 donated by the US Army is currently in operation at the Museum.
Photo - Wm J. Lenoir


F3 and F7 units at Uceta
This F7 and F3 were photographed at Uceta shops in Tampa. Still active today for freightc car repairs, Uceta was for many years a major locomotive shop for the ACL, SCL and CSX.
Photo - Wm J. Lenoir


Action at Trilby, FL
A local freight with caboose is northbound passing a nothbound passenger excursion headed from Tampa to Dunnellon. A southbound passenger trains waits to turn west toward Tarpon Springs and St. Petersburg at busy Trilby, FL. This Pasco County junction is where St. Pete trains joined the West Coast subdivision and also handled trains headed to Sanford or Ocala via ACL's Central Florida trackage.
Photo - Wm J. Lenoir