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High Springs in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Railroading In High Springs

 
 
Railroading in High Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 4, 2012
1. Railroading in High Springs Marker
Inscription. This old passenger depot, built c. 1910, is all that remains of the vast railroad complex located southwest of downtown that made High Springs a bustling railroad center for nearly 50 years. In 1895 the Plant Railroad System chose the town as the site of its divisional headquarters. Rail yards, workshops, and a roundhouse serviced hundreds of steam engines and cars sent to High Springs to be cleaned and repaired. The importance of High Springs as a rail center declined as diesel engines replaced the old steam locomotives after World War II. Gradually, all of the railroad buildings disappeared, except the depot, which was moved to this site and renovated as a railroad museum in 1994.
 
Erected 1995 by The Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-359.)
 
Location. 29° 49.588′ N, 82° 35.884′ W. Marker is in High Springs, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is on NE Railroad Avenue, on the right. Touch for map. Located between N Main Street and SW 1st Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 NE Railroad Avenue, High Springs FL 32643, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. High Springs, Florida (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); American Legion Veterans Memorial
Railroading in High Springs Marker along NE Railroad Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 4, 2012
2. Railroading in High Springs Marker along NE Railroad Avenue
(about 500 feet away); 1824 - The Bellamy Road - 1952 (approx. 4.4 miles away); "CCC Boy" Statue (approx. 6.2 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 6.2 miles away); Town of Leno (approx. 6.2 miles away); Bellamy Road (approx. 6.2 miles away); City of Alachua (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in High Springs.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Railroading in High Springs Marker, looking east image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 4, 2012
3. Railroading in High Springs Marker, looking east
Railroading in High Springs Marker and the depot image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 4, 2012
4. Railroading in High Springs Marker and the depot
The depot was moved to this site and renovated as a railroad museum in 1994.
Railroading in High Springs Chamber of Commerce image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 4, 2012
5. Railroading in High Springs Chamber of Commerce
Trackside, station look-alike located one block east
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 573 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 27, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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