CSX (old orange belt)

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Does anybody know where on the web there might be pictures of the line that branched off the current CSX at Clearwater and then up through Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Tarpon springs, and points north?

-- Bob Brennecke (rbrenn2809@aol.com), January 20, 2002


Trilby to St. Petersburg "main line" of the Ocala division. Stations include Trilby R-823, San Antonio RE-835, Pasco RE-838, Ehren RE-847, Odessa RE-857, Keystone Park RE-861, Chemical RE-867, Tarpon Springs RE-868, Palm Harbor RE-873, Dunedin RE-878, Clearwater RE-881, Largo RE-885, Pinellas Park RE-892, Lellman RE-894 and St. Petersburg RE- 895.

The ACL line crossed the SAL at the south end of Clearwater. ACL ROW north of Clearwater is part of Pinellas Trail (to Dunedin). South of Clearwater ACL ROW is still active CSX...ends down by Tropicana Field on 1st ave south and 9th street in St. Pete. SAL ROW south of Clearwater is also Pinellas Trail (total of 28 miles of ex- ROW).

A few photos can be found in books such as "SCL in Florida", "SAL Railway Album" and "Lines South"...and a few misc. here and there. I have collected a fair number of "local" shots...maybe one day a Lines South article for Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco......

Not much on the net.....

Ted Strickland St. Petersburg

-- Ted Strickland (TStrickland@pol.net), January 21, 2002.

not really, but the ROW is still intact from clearwater thru dunnedin, tarpon springs (both stations still standing, as museams) to US 19 in tarpon springs, it is a rail-trail. Also the ex-SAL branch that crossed it in tarpon springs is intact kinda, the bridge across the (?) river that went to victor and the power plant is still there as well, acessible from a trailer park, you can go out and walk on it. The ex-ACL ROW survives sort of east of US 19 for a ways, but it has been more or less developed through the area now known as "east lake" and "trinity". From where the ROW crosses SR54 (right next to the airport) to "drexel" where it crossed at grade with the SAL brooksville sub the ROW is intact again, however owned by tampa water, they have wells and water pipeline all along it, even east of drexel to "ehren" where a big pumphouse is. Some of this is acessible by road. I dont know of any pictures on the web, but woule be interested in seeing it if you find any...

-- troy nolen (tnolen12@tampabay.rr.com), January 21, 2002.

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