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2 edition of Key West extension, Florida East Coast Railway, opened January 22, 1912 found in the catalog.

Key West extension, Florida East Coast Railway, opened January 22, 1912

by Florida East Coast Railway

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Published by Matthews Northrop Works in Buffalo, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Railroads

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (unpaged)
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24929453M
    OCLC/WorldCa1317330

    1 postcard - col. - 9 x 14 cm. Online ordering for Florida Memory photos, maps and films is temporarily unavailable, but will return soon. In the meantime, we can accept orders for scans and prints by phone. Call the Photo Collection staff at during our regular hours of operation ( – The Overseas Railroad, the final link in the Florida East Coast Railway was completed on this date. The culmination of a decades-long vision of Standard Oil millionaire Henry Flagler, the Oversea Railroad stretch over miles out into open ocean, connecting Key West with the Florida mainland. The project cost $ million dollars and included some incredible feats of.

    Photo, Print, Drawing Arrival of first train at Key West, Fla., over sea, Florida East Coast R. R., Jan. 22, [19]12 Enlarge [ digital file from intermediary roll film copy ].   Standard Oil millionaire Henry Flagler conceived the Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad in the early s, and the first train traveled from the Florida mainland to Key West Jan. 22, Today historians credit the railroad, officially named the Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railway, with making possible the evolution of the modern Florida Keys.

    Painted in authentic Florida East Coast "Flagler Yellow", this structure dates to April 6, John C. Dahl, photo. Today Pigeon Key and a few of the original structures used as the base camp and later for bridge maintenance survives as a museum, dedicated to the builders of the Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast. Posted Decem By Dennis Plunkett. The Overseas Railroad was the Florida East Coast Railway's extension through the Florida Keys that operated from to The current U.S. Route 1 that runs from Homestead through the Florida Keys was built over the railroad's original concrete viaducts and steel trestles.


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Key West extension Paperback – January 1, by. Florida East Coast Florida East Coast Railway. An area historian and author recently spotlighted the importance of Henry Flagler and the Key West railroad extension. Florida East Coast Railway's Key West Railroad Jan.

22, The Overseas Railroad (also known as Florida Overseas Railroad, the Overseas Extension, and Flagler's Folly) was an extension of the Florida East Coast Railway to Key West, a city located miles ( km) beyond the end of the Florida peninsula.

Work on the line started in and it operated from toArchitect: Florida East Coast Railway; Overseas Highway & Toll Bridge Comm. Despite the hardships, the final link of the Florida East Coast Railway to Trumbo Point in Key West was completed in On January 22 of that year, a proud Henry Flagler rode the first passenger train into Key West, marking the completion of the railroad's oversea connection to Key West and the linkage by 1912 book of the entire east coast of arters: Jacksonville, Florida.

The population of Key West is 18, not quite Flagler predicted on Januthe day after the first train arrived from the mainland. Decem After years of work at a cost of almost $2 million, the Casa Marina Resort holds its grand opening with a New Year’s Eve ball. One of the great photos of the Key West Extension as what appears to be a Mountain is ready to leave from the FEC's main terminal at Trumbo Island in Key West during a late afternoon in The Florida East Coast Railway (commonly known as the FEC), like many classic American railroads has had a very rich and interesting past.

Florida East Coast Railroad- Key West Extension The EMD's of the Florida East Coast Railway - Duration: The Modern Florida East Coast Railway - Duration: NorfolkSouthernMo - Key West Extension, Florida East Coast Railway, Opened Janu – Primary Source Edition.* - KWE Announcement, Conch Train Tour Company, historical reprint, * - The Florida East Coast Extension.

On Januthe first Florida Keys Over-Sea Railway train rolled from the Florida mainland through the Florida Keys to Key West, forever changing the face of many of the previously. Seven years after that announcement, Seth Bramson notes in his book, "Speedway To Sunshine: The Story Of The Florida East Coast Railway," the first train, carrying Mr.

Flagler, arrived in Key West on Janu and the great extension was officially opened for service soon afterwards. The Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) is a Class II regional railroad that owns all of the mile mainline track from Jacksonville, FL down to Miami.

It is the exclusive rail provider for PortMiami, Port Everglades and Port of Palm Beach. Henry Flagler’s Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railway arrived on the island in Of the 43 bridges needed to link mainland Florida to Key West, the Bahia Honda Bridge was one of the most difficult to construct due to the island’s namesake, which becomes a swiftly rushing channel with each change.

On Januthe nearly twenty thousand residents of the city of Key West, Florida, located on a small island some miles south of the Florida peninsula, observed the completion of an overseas rail connection to the mainland.

The Florida East Coast Railway External served the island untilwhen it was destroyed by a hurricane. In Henry Flagler arrived aboard the first train into Key West, marking the completion of the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway's Over-Sea Railroad to Key West.

With the completion of the Over-Sea Railroad the entire east coast of Florida, from Jacksonville to Key West, was linked by a single railroad system. The Overseas Railroad (also known as Florida Overseas Railroad, the Overseas Extension, and Flagler's Folly) was an extension of the Florida East Coast Railway to Key West, a city located miles ( km) beyond the end of the Florida on the line started in and it operated from towhen it was partially destroyed by the Labor Day Hurricane.

Perhaps the most famous (or infamous) abandoned railroad in the US, the Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railroad was completed by and was considered a miracle of modern engineering.

The "railroad that went to sea" traveled over a large number of bridges in the miles from Florida City to Key West, the longest one spanning 7. Officially named the Florida East Coast Railway's Key West Extension, the line became known as the Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad and was sometimes referred to as "the eighth wonder of the world." The bridges and viaducts connecting the Keys, including the landmark Seven Mile Bridge at Marathon, were regarded as an engineering marvel.

Flagler knew reaching a port in Key West would be difficult given its remote location, and decided to remedy this by expanding his extant railroad line further south.

While his expansion opened before the canal that inspired its construction, it nonetheless took seven years for the Florida East Coast Railway to complete the + mile project.Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store.

In this book, renowned Florida historian Seth H. Bramson reveals how the Key West Extension of the Flagler-owned FEC became the greatest railroad engineering and construction feat in United States, and possibly world, history, an accomplishment that would cement Flagler’s fame and legend for all : History Press, The.