Book ID: CBB626013832

Florida East Coast Railway (2018)


Bramson, Seth H. (Author)

Arcadia Publishing

Publication Date: 2018
Edition Details: Book Series: Images of Modern America
Physical Details: 96 pp.
Language: English

The benchmark for US railroad operations, the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway is often referred to by other American railroads as the best-maintained and -operated railroad in the country. The FEC Railway can trace its lineage back to December 31, 1885, the day Henry M. Flagler purchased the Jacksonville, St. Augustine & Halifax River Railway. The FEC was known for its famous passenger trains, and the last scheduled FEC Railway passenger train ran on July 31, 1968, due to the work stoppage by the nonoperating unions that began on January 22, 1963. Although without passenger trains since 1968, the FEC's partner, All Aboard Florida, with its Brightline trains, will soon establish a new standard for privately operated rail passenger service in America. Today, caboose-less, the FEC operates numerous high-speed freight trains between Jacksonville and Miami. (Amazon)

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Review Robert H. Hanson (Fall-Winter 2018) Review of "Florida East Coast Railway". Railroad History (pp. 114-115). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Huffard, R. Scott, Jr.
Schlichting, Kurt C.
White, Richard W.
Binder, John J.
Marrs, Aaron Wagner
Smith, Mark M.
Railroad History
Journal of Southern History
Social Science History
Johns Hopkins University Press
W. W. Norton & Co.
University of South Carolina
Sooauthor Publishing
KG Productions
Indiana University Press
Land transportation
Technological innovation
Technology and society
Wilgus, William J.
Houck, Lewis
Flagler, Henry M.
Flagler, Henry M. (1830-1913)
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
20th century, early
United States
Florida (U.S.)
Missouri (U.S.)
New York City (New York, U.S.)
Illinois (U.S.)
Western states (U.S.)
Florida East Coast Railway
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company
Wisconsin Central Railroad Company
Missouri Pacific Railroad Company
Southern Pacific Railroad Company
St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company

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