Sebring, Florida Seaboard Airline Railroad Station

 Sebring, Florida was a town that was served by both the Atlantic Coast Line and the Seaboard Air Line Railroads.  The Atlantic Coast Line came to Sebring in June, 2012.  Its first station was wooden.  It was replaced in 1917 by a large combined freight and passenger station. This building was brick covered by stucco.  After the merger of the SAL and the ACL in 1967, this station became redundant.  It was demolished in 2000.

Parking lot Sebring Seaboard Airline Railroad Station

     The only surviving train station in Sebring is old Seaboard Airline Railroad terminal.  This is located at 601 East Center Avenue.  This was built in 1924 by the Seaboard Airline Railroad.  The building style is Mediterranean Revival.  The walls are stuccoed.  There is red barrel roof tile. There are round arch doorways and windows. There is decorative terra cotta.

     There was an $800,000 rehabilitation project.  The station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on 3/16/1990.

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Informational Plaque

Sebring Station

Train Platform Sebring, Railroad Station

Train Platform

Train Platform

Station

Station

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Interior of Sebring Train Station

Interior of Sebring Train Station Interior

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Old Lake Placid Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Station.

     This historic station is located in Lake Placid, Florida at 12 East Park  Street.  The station opened in 1926. It served as an active passenger terminal until the mid 1950’s.

Old Photo of Lake Placid, Fl , Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Station.

Front of Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Station

     The Old Lake Placid Railroad Station is located at 12 East.Park Street.  It was built by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in 1926.  Its style is Masonry Vernacular.  It served as a passenger station until 1950’s.  It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on January 4, 1993.  It currently serves as the Historical Society Depot Museum

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Railroad Station Track Side

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Historical Plaques Lake Placid Railroad Station

Lake Placid Railroad Station

Track side Station

View of track side Station Lake Placid

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Lake Placid Caboose

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Steam tractor

Steam Tractor

Mural at Lake Placid Railroad Station

Seaboard Airline Freight Terminal, Fort Myers

Seaboard Airline Railroad Freight Depot at 2843 Michigan Avenue

Old freight depot

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This an older image of the freight depot

     The freight terminal building was constructed in 1930.  Construction costs were $65,000.  Originally, it had 7000 square feet of space. It also had platforms and ramps. The last business at this site was called Gully’s, a discount operation. Currently  it is abandoned.  It has obviously undergone multiple modifications.

   Less than a block away stood the Seaboard Airline Railroad Passenger station.  It was located on East Riverside Drive.  Construction costs were $75,000. The building was 200 feet long.  The train shed measured 500 feet. The architects were Wiley and Clark of West Palm Beach.  The building was recently demolished.

Site of former Seaboard Airline Railroad Passenger station, Fort Myers

Site of former Seaboard Airline Railroad Passenger station

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Sebring, Florida Sea Airline Railroad Station

Seaboard Airline Railroad Sebring Station

Historic Plaque Sebring Station


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    The existing station is located at 601 Center Ave, Sebring, Florida.  It was built by the Seaboard Airline Railroad. This station opened in 1924.  

     The original station in Sebring was  an Atlantic Coastal Line Station.  It was made of wood. In 1917, it was replaced by a combined passenger freight station. It was brick covered with stucco. After the merging of SAL and ACL, this was demolished in 2000.

    The existing station is  a Mediterranean Revival Style.  The walls are stuccoed.  There is a red barrel tiled roof. There are arched doorways and windows.  There is a stepped parapet. There is decorative terra cotta.

     In 1998, the station was renovated at a cost of $800,000.

Sebring Station

Outside Station


Outside Station

Sebring, Florida Railroad Station Platform


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Sebring Railroad Platform


Interior Station


Interior Station


Sebring Railroad Station

Seaboard All Florida Railway

      One of the branches of this line was service between LaBelle and Fort Myers in Florida.  There was a station in LaBelle at Main Street and Seminole Avenue.  This was relocated many times and has been used as a retail establishment.  The railroad track has been removed.

Probable site of labelled Station

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