Re: Photo: FGEX 35754 With Potato Load (1943)

Bill Parks

Bill - 

You are correct.  Hastings was the "epicenter" of the Florida potato industry.  Hastings was served by the FEC, but the ACL, SAL, and SOU all had seasonal salesmen assigned in Hastings to try and get as much of the business hauling the potatoes north of Jacksonville, with the ACL being the dominant player.  There is an article in the Q1 2020 edition of "Lines South" (the quarterly magazine of the ACL & SAL Historical Society) on this topic.
Bill Parks
Cumming, GA
Modelling the Seaboard Airline in Central Florida

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