Florida East Coast

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Florida East Coast - Trains’ all-time coverage of the Florida East Coast. 9 articles, 47 pages
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Trains has been covering the cool railroad in the red hot Sunshine State since the 1940s. Read all of the stories that have appeared in the magazine’s 67-year history. This TRAINS Express package includes nine stories from the Trains archive:
• “Rich Road, Poor Road” April 1941
Florida East Cost Railway is unique among bankrupt railroads of the nation
• “New Cutoff Serves Virgin Territory” May 1947
Florida East Coast opens practically gradeless and cureless line to Lake Okeechobee agricultural area, saving 122 miles
• “The railroad over the sea” November 1947
For 23 years the Florida East Coast Railway operated trains along the Florida keys. It connected the mainland with Havana ferries at Key West
• “He dared the ocean” January 1953
Notable feats of railroad engineering: 11. Henry M. Flagler went to Florida for vacation, but he wound up building a railroad on which you “went out of sight of land by Pullman car”
• “Flagler System Recall” October 1970
Images from Seth Bramson’s collection; text by David P. Morgan
• “Old times there are not forgotten” May 1972
Text by David P. Morgan
• “Where did the railroad go that once went to sea?” February 1975
It went into the black by David P. Morgan
• “The case of the car counters” April 1978
Wouldn’t it be nice if …? by J. David Ingles
• “Florida East Coast, survivor in the sun” July 1996
Like many successes, this feisty regional railroad may lose its independence
(45 pages, 10.1 MB)
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