Seaboard Coast Line Railroad


Seaboard Coast Line Railroad

Infobox SG rail
railroad_name=Seaboard Coast Line Railroad
logo_filename=Seaboard Coast Line Herald.pnglogo_size=150
old_gauge=
marks=SCL
locale=Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia
start_year=1967
end_year=1982
successor_line=Seaboard System
hq_city=Jacksonville, FL and Richmond, VA

The Seaboard Coast Line Railroad reporting mark|SCL was created July 1 1967 as a result of the merger of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad (SAL) with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL). In 1982, The Seaboard Coast Line Railroad became Seaboard System Railroad as a result of a merger with the Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N). For some years prior to this, the SCL and L&N had been under the common ownership of a holding company, Seaboard Coast Line Industries (SCI), the company's railroad subsidiaries being collectively known as the Family Lines System which consisted of the L&N, SCL, Clinchfield and West Point Routes. During this time, the railroads adopted the same paint schemes, but continued to operate as separate railroads. At the time of the merger in 1967, the combined system had nearly 10,000 miles of track and 23,000 employees. ["Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Passenger Schedules", July 1, 1967, p. 2.] After the 1980 merger of SCL with the Chessie System, the resulting CSX Corporation combined the Family Lines System units as the Seaboard System Railroad and later became CSX Transportation when the former Chessie units merged with the SCL in 1986.

Notable SCL services

Juice Train: a historic model of unit train competition

Juice Train is the popular name for famous unit trains of Tropicana fresh orange juice operated by railroads in the United States. In 1970, beginning on Seaboard Coast Line railroad, a mile-long Tropicana Juice Train train began carrying one million gallons of juice with one weekly round-trip from Bradenton, Florida to Kearny, New Jersey, in the New York City area.

Today operated by SCL successor CSX Transportation, CSX Juice Trains have been the focus of efficiency studies and awards as examples of how modern rail transportation can compete successfully against trucking and other modes to carry perishable products.

Divisions

*Jacksonville
*Tampa
*Waycross
*Florence
*Atlanta
*Rocky Mount
*Savannah
*Raleigh
*CN&L
*GM Railroad

History

The Western and Atlantic Railroad is famous for the Great Locomotive Chase, which took place on the W&A during the US Civil War in April 1862.

ee also

* Amtrak
* Auto Train
* GP16
* Juice Train
* List of Seaboard Coast Line Railroad milepost prefixes

References

External links

* [http://aclsal.org/ Atlantic Coast Line & Seaboard Air Line Railroads Historical Society]


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