Posted: Aug 30, 2019 @ 15:08:30 by oscar
ACL 1504 is under restoration status, our group Return to Glory is currently in the process of getting locomotive and starting Phase 2 of restoration to get her back under steam, 2014 we had the boiler and loco inspected for restoration and she is in great shape we have a facebook page if interested to donate to help get her going again
Posted: Oct 30, 2007 @ 06:10:06 by JOHN DARNELL
WHY IS SHE LOOKING LIKE A FORGOTTEN PIECE OF JACKSONVILLE HISTORY? I TOOK SOMEONE DOWN TO SEE HER AND WAS ASHAMED TO POINT HER OUT AS A ONCE BEAUTIFUL LADY. WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE UPKEEP? C'MON HISTORY BUFFS LETS GET TOGETHER AND AT LEAST MAKE HER LOOK GOOD.
Posted: Jun 15, 2007 @ 12:06:14 by
1504 was selected for preservation by ACL president Champion Davis and John W.hawthorne , head of the ACL Mechanical Department. In 1960, after some years in storage, the engine was givin a thorough mechanical overhaul and placed on display in front of the then ACL General Office Building in Jacksonville, Fl. The 1504 has since been cosmetically restored and moved the nearby Prime Osborn Convetion Center. The retoration has not altered the engine mechanically in any way, and because the engine has seen no service since its last overhaul, restoration to service at a future date is possible. The Prime Osborn Convention Center was originally the jacksonville terminal co. Depot built in 1919, the same year as the 1504 was built. 1504 spent much of its life pulling passenger trains in and out of the depot, so its enshrinement here is particularly fitting . on june 07 i went down to see her and she needs a little help right now but i was able to sneak in here cab and opened the firebox door a peeked inside and she wasnt that bad (but i didn't have a flashlight)
she needs some panel work the tender has a couple of small rust through spot and all of the wood is rotted away i would love to help restore her to former glory