Jacksonville Terminal Company, LLC – model train manufacturer
Jacksonville Terminal Company LLC (JTC) was established in November of 2017 by Two N scale modelers who live in Jacksonville Florida and have a passion to deliver Quality products to the model railroad industry. One of the modeler’s father worked for the original Jacksonville Terminal Company, working on engines that switched the yards, so this provides some additional connections and roots. The original JTC Logo/trademark was abandoned, it was reestablished, trademarked and is now owned by Jacksonville Terminal Company, LLC.
JTC is a model railroad manufacturer currently delivering products to the N scale industry. First driving factor behind the business is to deliver high quality products, as close to prototypical as reasonably possible, while being competitive in nature. Second factor is that the modelers MUST be the beneficiary of the JTC products. Third JTC likes to produce models that have not been made before, and that also are more prototypically accurate products, than are currently on the market. JTC wants to deliver new products to modelers regularly to keep the modeler interested and active all year round enjoying this wonderful hobby of Model Railroading in N Scale. Finally, JTC desires to be recognized and known for delivering high quality products, not just pre-orders, that are many months away, or fallen concepts.
JTC is built upon a team of professionals that work together to deliver the highest level of customer service to all our customers. The research and development that goes into new products is under continuous review for delivering prototypical correct products backed by actual photographs. Market research is ongoing since JTC does not rely on preorder sales to determine whether a product is produced.
JTC principles are experienced businessmen with combined extensive experience in Finances, organization, Project Managing, and in the Model Railroading industry. Being N scale modelers, they have a Modeler’s insight when planning and developing product.
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The property owned by the Jacksonville Terminal Company, consisted of a union passenger depot, engine terminal, passenger and freight yards, and associated facilities, located in the city of Jacksonville, Florida. JTC Locomotive provided switching services, interchanging with area railroads. The JTC mileage consisted of 1.701 miles of first main, 1.463 miles of second main, 1.313 miles of third main, 1.675 miles of fourth main, and 34.575 miles of yard tracks and sidings, aggregating 40.727 miles of all tracks owned and used. The station building is located on Bay and Johnson Streets and is a modern concrete structure 72 feet by 360 feet with large concourse of steel with concrete roof. There were 14 stub and 11 through passenger tracks that served the station, all provided with butterfly covered platforms. A subway with ramps was used in reaching the outer or through tracks. There were also two tracks for the passage of through freight trains.
JTC also owned an express building which it leased to the Railway Express Agency. On the other hand, the latter leased to the JTC mail sheds and platform, while a hoist was leased from a private party, R. J. Gillespie.
The JTC was controlled jointly by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company, Florida East Coast Railway Company, Seaboard Air Line Railway Company, Southern Railway Company, and Georgia Southern and Florida Railway Company, hereinafter referred to as the proprietary companies. The proprietary companies had joint use of the common-carrier property of the JTC, except that leased to the Florida East Coast Railway Company and to third parties.
The JTC was incorporated April 7, 1894, under general laws of Florida for the purpose of furnishing terminal facilities in and near the city of Jacksonville for any railroad and other transportation companies having transportation lines running to Jacksonville with which the JTC might contract.
The original property of the JTC was acquired by construction in 1894 and 1895 and opened for operation February 4, 1895. The work was performed largely by company forces. At one time Jacksonville Terminal was the busiest passenger terminal in the US.
Jacksonville Terminal Company – the railroad ceased to operate in 1976, after Amtrak moved to a suburban location.