Old ACL in Sanford, FL

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The other day I was driving on Florida Highway 419 between Winter Springs, FL and Lake Mary, FL, right beside the old ACL branch to Oviedo. I know that the track has been removed closer to Oviedo, but I saw an engine pulling one car, heading back to Sanford, near the intersection of Florida 419 and 434. I have seen several industries along 419, but thought that rail service had been discontinued some time ago. How far does this old ACL branch go towards Oviedo?

Wes Woodruff Orlando, FL

-- Wes Woodruff (woodruff_wes@bah.com), May 14, 2001


Wes, the CSX (ex. ACL) branch line that you saw extends to a small industrial park off of the north of S.R. 419 on the north side of the City of Winter Springs, Fl. A customer in the industrial park receives about an average of 6 cars weekly of plastic pellets. The Sunniland Products plant east of the intersection of S.R. 419 and U.S. 17/92 is another major customer along the route, as are a half- dozen businesses in an industrial park on the west side of the Sanford Airport. Aaron Dowling (aarondowlingf@cfl.rr.com)

-- Aaron Dowling (aarondowling@cfl.rr.com), September 11, 2002.

It goes to a place called Wagner, a couple miles east of Winter Springs. That's according to csx schedules for local trains in Florida at Bullsheet.com. Rails are gone at Oviedo. I'm not familiar with which industries are along 419.

-- bob lowry (rlowry98@aol.com), May 14, 2001.

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