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Rob Furney Jr's Collection
 
2/22/2019
 
 
 
 
 
By:Rob Furney Jr
Dates:7/28/2007 - 7/28/2007
Album Info:Tarpon Springs just completed a perfect restoration job on this old 1919 ACL depot. An identical depot was built by the ACL just a bit further South in my hometown of Clearwater, but was torn down before I was born. It's great to have this one around. Unfortunately, it's one of only 2 left in the county, and the only one restored to its original condition.
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ACL Station
Title:  ACL Station
Description:  Situated right downtown on Tarpon Ave., the old depot looks pretty much the same today as it did when it opened.
Photo Date:  7/28/2007  Upload Date: 10/23/2007 9:10:06 PM
Location:  Tarpon Springs, FL
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
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Tarpon Ave.
Title:  Tarpon Ave.
Description:  Those of you who are native to this area will recognize this old building as an old Publix. The white crosswalk in the middle of the street marks where the old ACL tracks once ran.
Photo Date:  7/28/2007  Upload Date: 10/23/2007 9:10:49 PM
Location:  Tarpon Springs, FL
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
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Traditional ACL Depot
Title:  Traditional ACL Depot
Description:  The freight end of the depot, with its trademark ACL purple and white sign board and open loading dock.
Photo Date:  7/28/2007  Upload Date: 10/23/2007 9:11:35 PM
Location:  Tarpon Springs, FL
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
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Street level view
Title:  Street level view
Description:  This side of the depot was used to load horse carts and later trucks and trailers.
Photo Date:  7/28/2007  Upload Date: 10/23/2007 9:12:17 PM
Location:  Tarpon Springs, FL
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
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Waiting Room
Title:  Waiting Room
Description:  The depot was built during the Jim Crow era, and the waiting room demonstrates the "seperate but equal" regulation. The waiting room is exactly today how it was when new, except the wall between the two waiting rooms was eliminated. This is the "white" waiting room.
Photo Date:  7/28/2007  Upload Date: 10/23/2007 9:12:47 PM
Location:  Tarpon Springs, FL
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Waiting room
Title:  Waiting room
Description:  Pictures of old Tarpon Springs line the waiting room. Some of the benches are original to the station, while others were made by a local elderly gentleman. They say he built them from memory when he would come to the station as a child. I'll be darned if I could find a difference between the new and old benches.
Photo Date:  7/28/2007  Upload Date: 10/23/2007 9:13:46 PM
Location:  Tarpon Springs, FL
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Waiting room
Title:  Waiting room
Description:  The sign is not quite so authentic, but the pot belly stove is original to the station.
Photo Date:  7/28/2007  Upload Date: 10/23/2007 9:14:15 PM
Location:  Tarpon Springs, FL
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Waiting room
Title:  Waiting room
Description:  More of the displays around the waiting room. Notice the light fixtures, also original to the depot.
Photo Date:  7/28/2007  Upload Date: 10/23/2007 9:14:50 PM
Location:  Tarpon Springs, FL
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Station Master's office
Title:  Station Master's office
Description:  Inside the station agent's office, looking through the two ticket windows at the two waiting rooms. Of note is the map of Hillsborough County on the wall. No mention is made of Pinellas county. Until 1912, Pinellas County was part of Hillsborough County.
Photo Date:  7/28/2007  Upload Date: 10/23/2007 9:15:25 PM
Location:  Tarpon Springs, FL
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Station Master's office
Title:  Station Master's office
Description:  A view looking East toward the tracks. The desks and light fixtures are original to the station.
Photo Date:  7/28/2007  Upload Date: 10/23/2007 9:15:58 PM
Location:  Tarpon Springs, FL
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Station Master's office
Title:  Station Master's office
Description:  This old case was used to sort mail and Western Union telegrams. Notice also the roll away safe on the floor. Both original to the station.
Photo Date:  7/28/2007  Upload Date: 10/23/2007 9:16:28 PM
Location:  Tarpon Springs, FL
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Station Master's office
Title:  Station Master's office
Description:  A view of one of the ticket windows. Notice the vintage adding machine and scales. The scales are original to the station, while the adding machine is on loan from a private collection.
Photo Date:  7/28/2007  Upload Date: 10/23/2007 9:17:03 PM
Location:  Tarpon Springs, FL
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The last train
Title:  The last train
Description:  When I was 8, CSX decided to abandon the line from Clearwater all the way North to Trilby. A farewell trip was run the last day from Tarpon Springs to Clearwater and back. Dad and I were on hand to take pictures and watch history a bit further down the line in Dunedin.
Photo Date:  7/28/2007  Upload Date: 10/23/2007 9:17:31 PM
Location:  Tarpon Springs, FL
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
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Station Master's desk
Title:  Station Master's desk
Description:  The original desk in the bay window overlooking the tracks. The line was pretty much downhill from here to Clearwater, and this was a great vantage point. Notice the original telephone, typewriter, and mail sack.
Photo Date:  7/28/2007  Upload Date: 10/23/2007 9:18:04 PM
Location:  Tarpon Springs, FL
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Freight room
Title:  Freight room
Description:  The freight room was left untouched during restoration. All "notes" on the wall are original to the station. There are the standard "No Smoking" signs, along with some "Produce only this side", but this one particular caught my eye. Really shows how the county has changed in 100 years.
Photo Date:  7/28/2007  Upload Date: 10/23/2007 9:18:41 PM
Location:  Tarpon Springs, FL
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Freight room
Title:  Freight room
Description:  Some of the exhibits in the old freight room. Notice the old sliding door. All four are the original doors.
Photo Date:  7/28/2007  Upload Date: 10/23/2007 9:19:14 PM
Location:  Tarpon Springs, FL
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
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