Atlantic Coast Line Railroad

The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (reporting mark ACL) was an American railroad from 1900 until 1967, when it merged with the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, its long-time rival, to form the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. Much of the original ACL network has been part of CSX Transportation since 1986.

The Atlantic Coast Line served the Southeast, with a concentration of lines in Florida. Numerous named passenger trains were operated by the railroad for Florida-bound tourists, with the Atlantic Coast Line contributing significantly to Florida's economic development in the first half of the 20th century.

At the end of 1925 ACL operated 4924 miles of road, not including its flock of subsidiaries; after some merging, mileage at the end of 1960 was 5570 not including A&WP, CN&L, East Carolina, Georgia, Rockingham, and V&CS. In 1960 ACL reported 10623 million net ton-miles of revenue freight and 490 million passenger-miles.

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CSX Milepost Prefixes - Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
... Lines that were formerly part of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad system are given milepost prefixes beginning with the letter A ... For instance, milepost A790 is on the main line in Orlando, Florida, 1000 miles south of the beginning in Richmond, Virginia, and milepost AN587 is in Waycross, Georgia, 587 miles south of ... Before the ACL merged into the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad in 1967, none of the prefixes had the initial "A" ...
USS Virginia (BB-13) - Pre-World War I
... before attempted an around-the-world cruise by the battleships of the Atlantic Fleet ... During the course of the voyage, the ships called at ports along both coasts of South America on the west coast of the United States at Hawaii in the Philippines Japan China and in ... and from 8–29 December, respectively, before she—as part of the 4th Division, Atlantic Fleet—joined the Atlantic fleet in Guantanamo Bay for drills and ...
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... The station was originally built by the South Florida Railroad in 1889 (although some sources say it was built in 1890) to serve Orlando ... The South Florida Railroad was bought out the Plant System in 1893, which in turn was taken over by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in 1902 ... The station also served the Tavares, Orlando and Atlantic Railroad and the Orlando and Winter Park Railway ...

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