Welcome, Railroad Enthusiasts!

Chapter History

The Gulf Wind Chapter is the Northwest Florida affiliate of the National Railway Historical Society, an organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of our country's railroad history and heritage. The chapter was formed in 1973 by a small group of Tallahassee residents who shared an interest in railroad history and railroading. The chapter is named for the Seaboard Air Line Railroad's Gulf Wind passenger train that provided service for many years between Jacksonville and New Orleans.

Gulf Wind members stay busy with a wide range of events and activities. The group operates several restored motorcars or "speeders" and participates in motorcar events. The organization is also responsible for the ongoing renovation of the historic depot in nearby Lloyd, FL -- which is Florida's oldest remaining railroad station.


Gulf Wind Chapter, P.O. Box 3464, Tallahassee, Florida 32315-3464

 Meetings

The Gulf Wind Chapter meets in Tallahassee at 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month from September to May.

Calendar of Events>>

Motorcar Rides

There's nothing quite like riding the rails on a vintage motorcar, seeing the countryside from the railroader's point of view. Gulf Wind members bring back great photos and some memorable stories from these events.

Photo Album>>

The Lloyd Depot

Included on the National Register of Historic Places, the Lloyd Depot has a fascinating past dating back to 1858 when the community was a major shipping link for agricultural products from throughout the region.

Lloyd Depot Project>>


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