All Aboard!: A History of Florida’s Railroads - download pdf or read online

By Stephanie Murphy-Lupo

Florida's measurement and form intended a principally distant inside until eventually presently ahead of the Civil battle. The catalysts for blasting via that anonymity have been 3 formidable and intensely various visionaries who equipped railroads linking east to west and north to south: Henry Morrison Flagler, David Levy Yulee, and Henry Bradley Plant. Their iron horses transported people––rich travelers from manhattan, slaves from Africa offered in Havana––and items from round the nation and the globe: oysters, farm animals, sugar cane, molasses, and phosphate. models of the most strains run today––hauling freight out and in of the kingdom and sporting passengers to connecting strains national. but Florida’s measurement and form nonetheless get within the approach of effective vehicle journeys and reasonable inter-state air go back and forth. a personal corporation is at the present time making plans to construct a high-speed passenger educate from Miami to Orlando. This ebook is the full background of railways within the kingdom of Florida––telling the story of its beginnings in addition to its destiny.

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