0-6-0's in SW Fl.

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The Naples, FL Depot is acquiring a 7.5" gauge live steam 0-6-0 locomotive. We would like to letter and number it appropriately for an 0-6-0 known to have been used in or near the Naples FL area. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Walt Swartz

-- Walter Swartz (WaltSwartz-IstraMetalcraft@worldnet.att.net), May 06, 1998


That locomotive is now, and has been for a few years, rusting away at the Railroad Museum's Train Village in Lakes Park on Gladiolus near US 41. It was used for many years by Agrico Chemical Co and then moved around to proposed live steam rides, etc. I resigned from the Museum's Board this Spring. There is little left to link it with ACL, and there is not much real metal left in any of the "plate" works. We are still anxious to find any information on SAL 0-6-0's that may have been in SW Florida in the late 20's or in the 30's. - road numbers, lettering schemes, etc. Please excuse the delay in answering, I've been out of town for the last two weeks 'railroading'. Walt Swartz

-- Walter Swartz (WaltSwartz-IstraMetalcraft@worldnet.att.net), June 03, 1998.

the railroad museum of s.w. fla. has an a.c.l. 0-6-0 the last i saw it ,was on the property of wbbh-tv on central ave. ft. myers,dont know number. they have a museum open to public, located in the shell factory on u.s. 41 in north fort myers

-- bill donahue (billd53@aol.com), May 31, 1998.

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