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20 Years of Southeastern Railroad History and Photographs since 1996

The Martel Lumber Company
and the
Ocala & Southwestern Railroad
By   Donald R. Hensley, Jr.

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Table of Contents

Locomotive Photos and History from my collection

The Short Lines

Railroads of Ocala (New Series)
Silver Springs & Western
Rentz Lbr. Co. & its Ocala Northern
Ocklawaha Valley & Rodman Lumber Co.
Martel Lumber Co. &  Ocala & Southwestern

2 Part Series on the Trans Florida Central
 1 The Fellsmere Railroad
 2 The Trans Florida Central 

2 Part Series on the Charlotte Harbor & Northern
1 The Peace River Phosphate Co.
2 CH&N History

Four Part Series on the Florida Railway: 
1- The Drew Lbr. Co.
2  - Live Oak & Gulf  

 3 - Suwannee & San Pedro 
 4  The Florida Railway

Gainesville & Gulf  by Russell Tedder

Gulf Florida & Alabama Ry.

Georgia Florida & Alabama RR

An Inspection Trip on the Gulf Ports Terminal

Live Oak Perry & Gulf 

The South Georgia Ry.

Smoky Mountain RR

Greene County RR

Fernwood Columbia & Gulf by David Price

Wrightsville & Tennille

The Narrow Gauge

Florida Southern Railway

Green Cove Springs & Melrose

South Florida Railroad

Jupiter & Lake Worth Ry

Orange Belt Ry.

West Virginia Midland

The Industrial Railways

 Upchurch Lumber Co.

Cabbage Stacks at Slater, The Dowling & Camp Inc,

The Argent Lumber Co. in 1938

Whitcomb Locomotives

Cuban Narrow Gauge

Brookville Locomotives!!!

The Southeast Scene

W.E.Boone - Jacksonville's Locomotive Contractor

  The Traveling Photo Artist - M.F. Timmerman

The Mystery Photos

Mystery No. 1 Solved!
Mystery No. 2  
  Mystery No. 3 -Solved!
Mystery No. 4
Mystery No. 5 - Solved! 
Mystery No. 6-Solved!

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Southeast RR History
Steam Locomotive Rosters

Southeast Forest Industry Modeling
Florida Citrus Industry Modeling

Florida RR History
Georgia RR History
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