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CSX "S" and "A" Lines in North-Central Florida

This program shows over twenty-four hours of action on both of CSX’s main lines from Jacksonville to Tampa and Miami in north-central Florida in October of 2011. These lines are better known as the “S” and “A” Lines, referring to their Seaboard Airline and Atlantic Coast Line ancestry respectively. Both lines are in for big changes in the next two years as the State just purchased sixty-one miles of the “A” Line around Orlando for use as a commuter line. Several CSX trains will be transferred to the “S” Line and additional capacity will be added. Both lines are mostly single-track, high-speed, high capacity lines with long sidings about ten miles apart and centralized traffic control. Six Amtrak trains also run on this part of the “A” Line.   With housing starts and construction way down, this program shows how CSX is coping with the great recession, and as you will see, traffic on these lines has held up fairly well.  CSX "S" and "A" Lines in North-Central Florida is 76 minutes in length.  This DVD has the option of being watched with or without narration.

Price: $30.95

CSX "S" and "A" Lines in North-Central Florida DVD

This program shows over twenty-four hours of action on both of CSX’s main lines from Jacksonville to Tampa and Miami in north-central Florida in October of 2011. These lines are better known as the “S” and “A” Lines, referring to their Seaboard Airline and Atlantic Coast Line ancestry respectively. Both lines are in for big changes in the next two years as the State just purchased sixty-one miles of the “A” Line around Orlando for use as a commuter line. Several CSX trains will be transferred to the “S” Line and additional capacity will be added. Both lines are mostly single-track, high-speed, high capacity lines with long sidings about ten miles apart and centralized traffic control. Six Amtrak trains also run on this part of the “A” Line.   With housing starts and construction way down, this program shows how CSX is coping with the great recession, and as you will see, traffic on these lines has held up fairly well.  CSX "S" and "A" Lines in North-Central Florida is 76 minutes in length.  This DVD has the option of being watched with or without narration.

Price: $30.95

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  • Video Format: DVD

The FEC North End in 2011

Over the past five decades the Florida East Coast Railway has had a most fascinating ride as it went from a railroad that had never paid a dividend, to one of the most profitable, and for many years the fastest growing rail line in North America. FEC’s trains today have an incredible mix of truckers’ containers and trailers on them. To its historian, the FEC of the last 50 years has been America’s greatest railroad – a maverick who went its own way and developed many of the operating practices now common on all railroads today. However labor groups fifty years ago held a contrarian view. The great recession still grips most of Florida with housing starts and construction way down from the level of five or so years ago. This video shows how this dynamic and once controversial little railroad is faring in the fall of 2011 on the north end of its system. As you will see, the Florida East Coast, currently owned by the Fortress Investment Group who also owns short line conglomerate Rail America, has fought back with fewer but longer trains and maintained its profitability.  The FEC North End in 2011 is 49 minutes in length.  This DVD has the option of being watched with or without narration.

Price: $28.95

The FEC North End in 2011 DVD

Over the past five decades the Florida East Coast Railway has had a most fascinating ride as it went from a railroad that had never paid a dividend, to one of the most profitable, and for many years the fastest growing rail line in North America. FEC’s trains today have an incredible mix of truckers’ containers and trailers on them. To its historian, the FEC of the last 50 years has been America’s greatest railroad – a maverick who went its own way and developed many of the operating practices now common on all railroads today. However labor groups fifty years ago held a contrarian view. The great recession still grips most of Florida with housing starts and construction way down from the level of five or so years ago. This video shows how this dynamic and once controversial little railroad is faring in the fall of 2011 on the north end of its system. As you will see, the Florida East Coast, currently owned by the Fortress Investment Group who also owns short line conglomerate Rail America, has fought back with fewer but longer trains and maintained its profitability.  The FEC North End in 2011 is 49 minutes in length.  This DVD has the option of being watched with or without narration.

Price: $28.95

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  • Video Format: DVD

Southeast

Trip Date: 
10/21/11 70 11/20/11

I will be videotaping in the Southeast for about one month.  Locations and times will be determined after I have explored the various places that I would like to videotape.

The FEC in 2002 DVD

Over the past four decades the Florida East Coast Railway has had a most fascinating ride as it went from a railroad that had never paid a dividend, to one of the most profitable.  This video shows how this dynamic and sometimes controversial little railroad is faring in the fall of 2002.  This video shows 2 1/2 days of action on the FEC's main line between Melbourne and Fort Pierce in October of 2002.  65 minutes. 

Price: $30.95

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  • Video Format: DVD

The Fastest Freight Trains of the 1990's

Ever wonder which railroad has the fastest trains.  This video shows the fastest freight trains in the U.S. and Canada during the 1990's.  Many of the changes in freight train scheduling will be shown, and the schedules will be compared to the timings for previous decades.  137 minutes.  2 DVD-R, 1 tape set

Price: $36.95

The Fastest Freight Trains of the 1990's DVD

Ever wonder which railroad has the fastest trains.  This video shows the fastest freight trains in the U.S. and Canada during the 1990's.  Many of the changes in freight train scheduling will be shown, and the schedules will be compared to the timings for previous decades.  137 minutes.  2 DVD-R, 1 tape set

Price: $36.95

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  • Video Format: DVD

CSX North Florida Funnel

All CSX freights from the Midwest and Northeast bound for Florida take the funnel in northern Florida between Folkston, GA and Callahan, FL to reach Jacksonville and the rest of Florida.  All Amtrak trains from the Northeast take this funnel also.  Up to 55 trains on peak days use this track, one of the busiest line segments  on CSX.  This video shows 24 hours of action in the fall of 1997 on CSX's North Florida Funnel.  103 minutes. 

Price: $34.95

CSX North Florida Funnel DVD

All CSX freights from the Midwest and Northeast bound for Florida take the funnel in northern Florida between Folkston, GA and Callahan, FL to reach Jacksonville and the rest of Florida.  All Amtrak trains from the Northeast take this funnel also.  Up to 55 trains on peak days use this track, one of the busiest line segments  on CSX.  This video shows 24 hours of action in the fall of 1997 on CSX's North Florida Funnel.  103 minutes. 

Price: $34.95

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  • Video Format: DVD