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Florida State Railroad Museums

The Orange Blossom Special Railroad Museum

West Palm Beach

The Gold Coast Railroad Museum, Inc., and Gold Coast Railroad, Inc.

The Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum, Inc., Tampa.

Florida State Railroad Museum

Adopted in 1984

The Orange Blossom Special Railroad Museum, West Palm Beach; The Gold Coast Railroad Museum, Inc., and Gold Coast Railroad, Inc.; and The Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum, Inc., Tampa were designated as Florida State Railroad Museums in 1984.

The stated purpose of the railroad museum shall be to preserve railroad history and historical railroad memorabilia, including, but not limited to, railroad locomotives and rolling stock, the railroad museum shall be devoted primarily to the history of railroads and railroading, the railroad museum shall be open to the general public, and memberships shall be offered to the general public regardless of race, color, creed, or national origin, and the railroad museum shall be a recipient of a s. 501(c)(3) Internal Revenue Service designation.

Florida State Railroad Museums

Florida State Railroad Museum
  1. The Orange Blossom Special Railroad Museum, West Palm Beach.

  2. The Gold Coast Railroad Museum, Inc., and Gold Coast Railroad, Inc.

  3. The Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum, Inc., Tampa.

Florida Law

The law designating the The Orange Blossom Special Railroad Museum, West Palm Beach; The Gold Coast Railroad Museum, Inc., and Gold Coast Railroad, Inc.; and The Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum, Inc. as the official Florida state railroad museums is found in the Florida Revised Statutes, Title 2, Chapter 15, Section 15.045

Title IV
EXECUTIVE BRANCH

Chapter 15
SECRETARY OF STATE

15.045 Official state railroad museums.-
(1) Prior to representing to the general public that it is a Florida state railroad museum, a railroad museum must be authorized under subsection (2) and meet the following standards and criteria:
(a) The stated purpose of the railroad museum shall be to preserve railroad history and historical railroad memorabilia, including, but not limited to, railroad locomotives and rolling stock.
(b) The railroad museum shall be devoted primarily to the history of railroads and railroading.
(c) The railroad museum shall be open to the general public, and memberships shall be offered to the general public regardless of race, color, creed, or national origin.
(d) The railroad museum shall be a recipient of a s. 501(c)(3) Internal Revenue Service designation.
(2) The following railroad museums are entitled to designation as provided in subsection (1) upon meeting the standards and criteria contained in that subsection:
(a) The Orange Blossom Special Railroad Museum, West Palm Beach.
(b) The Gold Coast Railroad Museum, Inc., and Gold Coast Railroad, Inc.
(c) The Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum, Inc., Tampa.
History.- s. 1, ch. 84-162.

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