Wildwood, FL in the SAL era

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I drove through Wildwood,FL yesterday and took some photos of the old SEABOARD yard and the depot. When was the depot built? It kinda looks like something out of the 1940s or 1950s. Can anyone tell me what Wildwood was like in the SEABOARD days of the early 1950s or 1940s. I'm interested in the yard, engine and icing facilities. Thank you!

-- Richard Stallworth (ThisIsR@aol.com), September 29, 2002



The answer to the first question is 1946. The Lines South, Spring 1992, Vol. 9 No. 3, has an article by Carey Stevens that includes photos, a track plan, station design drawings and a detailed written analysis of the station interior. The track plan shown in the text is cut off before the turntable and small roundhouse at the South end of the yard.

As for the rest of your question, perhaps you could be more specific. The folks who were there could write a short book about how busy Wildwood was in the 50ís!

-- Mark Kuehler (qler@cfl.rr.com), December 11, 2002.

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