Rail history resources

Railroads played an integral part in the development of our nation, its communities, and in the transportation of people and products. It is the mission of the Gulf Wind Chapter to help tell part of that story and to make sure our vital railroad history resources are preserved for future generations. We are part of the much larger National Railway Historical Society, whose many programs and endeavors give Americans an important picture not only of rail history, but how it has shaped our lives today.

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The National Railway Historical Society supports train, railway, and station preservation projects with hundreds of thousands of dollars awarded through the organization's Heritage Grants program, as well as educational outreach, photographic archives, events, various publications, and serving as a clearinghouse for many preservation resources. Visit the NRHS website for more information.

West Gadsden Historical Society

The Gulf Wind Chapter supports the ongoing efforts of the West Gadsden Historical Society, Inc. to restore and maintain the Greensboro Depot, the last remaining original depot of the Apalachicola Northern Railroad. The restoration project came to a successful conclusion and the facility opened to the public in 2013. Visit the WGHS website for hours of operation and details on the depot's various historical exhibits.

Other Organizations

Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Air Line Railroads Historical Society, Inc.

North American Railcar Operators Association

Big Bend Model Railroad Association, Tallahassee

West Florida Railroad Museum, Milton, FL

Gold Coast Railroad Museum, Miami, FL

Florida Railroad Museum, Parrish, FL

Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, Calera, AL

Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah, GA

"Operation Lifesaver" Railroad Safety Program

Rail Office, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee

Tallahassee Film Society

SunRail commuter service, Central Florida

Brightline passenger rail service

Federal Railroad Administration