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Jacksonville May Transfer Its Historic Locomotive At Prime Osborn

Atlantic Coast Line #1504 is the steam locomotive displayed outside the Prime Osborn Convention Center.
Jacksonville Daily Record
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Atlantic Coast Line #1504 is the steam locomotive displayed outside the Prime Osborn Convention Center.

Jacksonville could soon lose another historic landmark – not from demolition, but from relocation.

WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record reports the City Council is considering legislation that would declare Atlantic Coast Line #1504, the steam locomotive displayed at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, surplus property with a declared value of $50,000. 

Ordinance 2021-0293 on the June 8 agenda also authorizes the city to rescind the locomotive’s local and national historic landmark status and transfer its title to a railroad preservation organization.

The North Florida Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society Inc. has a contract to sell the locomotive to Sugar Express LLC, a division of U.S. Sugar Corp. in Clewiston. 

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