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Not a question - just info. I was sent a copy of the Orangeburg, SC Times and Democrat for 2 May 1999 in which they are reviewing the century. Full page on Railroads and 12 pictures of area depots, all ACL & SAL except one SRR. Guess you could call the paper to get a copy. Jim

-- Jim Capers (, May 10, 1999


Donations can be sent to Wilmington RR Museum, 501 Nutt St., Wilmington, NC 28401. The museum has received a grant to restore the 250 but must first raise matching funds of $27,100.

-- Larry Goolsby (, March 17, 2002.

I visited the Wilmington museum following the March convention and was impressd with both the museum and the staff. However,postcards and other material relating to the museum exhibits(ACL#250,etc.) were not available due to lack of funds in the museum budget. Evidently this was also the case regarding maintainence of the cosmetic appearence of #250. Not only was the paint badly in need of restoration,but parts of the boiler wrapper were rusted to where the sheeting had spung loose. Hopefully,donations to rectify this will be forthcoming.

-- Paul Coe (, March 17, 2002.

Again, not a question but information. I was recently in Wilmington at the Wilmington Railroad Museum and there are at least two items that might be of interest to society members. The museum is selling copies of Wilmington maps circa 1929 compiled by J.E.Becton for the city council. The maps are approx. 16"x22" and would look great hung on a wall, but more importantly, they contain great detail of the ACL and SAL trackage into, in and around Wilmington including the yards and structures. The Beach line is also included. The maps are a bargain at $1.00. Also, the WRRM is now selling the old pine file boxes that were found on one of the upper floors of the freight office. The boxes are solid pine and measure approx. 33" deep, 40" wide and 8" high; the boxes are open on the front and top (like large frontless drawers) and have grooves on the top of the side rails with matching tongues on the bottoms of the side rails. This allows them to be stacked on one another, tongue-in-groove. The museum is selling the boxes for $10 a piece, or 3-for $20. They would make nice (deep) shelves or possibly some other useful piece, and they really are beautiful as the natural, unfinished pine has aged and darkened. The museum will ship both items. If you are ever in Wilmington, you need to visit the museum- they have done a nice job and they have great plans for the future.

-- Mark V. Huband (, August 16, 1999.

Thanks for the lead Jim. The paper includes some very rare shots of 1st generation depots that were later replaced in the 20's. A copy of the May 2 paper is a must for anyone considering modelling this section of the ACL or SAL. Information includes photographs and descriptions of freight/produce generated by each community etc. Also includes a good photograph of ACL stock cars and stock pens in O'burg. Buddy

-- Buddy Hill (, May 14, 1999.

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