Status as of January 2013

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Officers and volunteers:

William F. Howes, Jr., Chairman.

Art Towson, Vice Chairman.

Steve Vertescher, Secretary/Treasurer.

Donald Hensley, Editor and Publisher of the Southeast Limited.

Clifford J. Vander Yacht, Webmaster.

The Southeast Chapter meets at 6:30 PM on the second Thursday of each month, except January, in the CSX Transportation building in the Acosta room A, 2nd floor, at 500 Water Street in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. Identify yourself by name and mention the R&LHS meeting for entrance into the parking lots and building. Those planning to go the meeting, except regular attendees, should advise Bill Howes (904) 891-3540 [cell phone (904) 268-7873] in advance so that security personnel at CSX can be notified. Parking is available in the lot closest to the Acosta Bridge. Push the button and when asked give your name and mention the R&LHS meeting. At the door, push the button near the door and give the above information again. You will need to sign in at the Security Desk or check your name on the list.

We normally precede the meeting with dinner at the American Grill, at the nearby Jacksonville Landing at 5:00 PM.

Our monthly meetings include programs describing historical and contemporary railroad topics. Our meetings have a business meeting followed by the main program. Our programs are designed around meeting the goals and objectives of the R&LHS. We plan field trips to interesting railroad locations in our area, search for interesting speakers, and in addition, we also host an annual banquet.

Our chapter has approximately 70 members and our newsletter, the Southeast Limited, is published every other month. We sell a reprint of R&LHS Bulletin #86, The Story of the Florida Railroads by George W. Pettengill, Jr. It covers Florida's railroad history from 1834 through 1903, and our latest production, a video DVD on Henry Plant's Transportation Empire.

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