Railroad Museum Inc.
Welcome to the Gateway to Florida in HO Scale
While Jacksonville served as the Gateway to the development of Florida, it was still a very important transportation hub for the distribution of both passengers and goods to the East, Central and West Coasts. Our interests are from the transition from steam to diesel, heavyweight to streamline, all the way to the advent of Amtrak. You will journey from 1939 as the first silver fleet pass thru town, the war years, first generation diesels in their colorful paint schemes, right through to the second generation units with the simple colors and merges. Featured are the areas surrounding Jacksonville with Atlantic Coast Line entering from Folkston GA down to Jax and on to Orange Park, the Florida East Coast from Jax down to St Augustine, the Seaboard Air Line from Kingsland GA down to Jax and Baldwin along with the Fernandina Branch, the GS&F from Crawford to Jax (the Southern entered over the ACL using trackage rights). Jacksonville Terminal is the focal point set in the late 1950's early 60's. The equipment represents the most widely used in this area.
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We will be showcasing HO gauge prototype trains to represent Jacksonville and surrounding areas. A research area with a library, videos, and historical photographs with other local railroad artifacts will be available.
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This site was last updated 08/27/16