My grandfather recently passed away and I inherited she Atlantic Coast line gear from him. He was an engineer with ACL and CSX. The sign originally hung in the station in Jacksonville until they were sold. The railroad was a freight/passenger carrier. The model was the same engine he drove.
Nose view of locomotive 868 as passengers board in 1940. An interesting nose view of streamlined Pacific class 4-6-2 steam locomotive 868 also shows passengers boarding in the background at the St. Petersburg SAL depot in 1940. George W. Pettengill Jr. photo, courtesy C. K. Marsh Jr. Collection.
Southern Railway steam locomotive 4501 at La Salle Street Station in Chicago for a special excursion. Rock Island 630, an EMD model E6, is to the left. Both of these locomotives have survived and are being restored.