Stephanie Murphy-Lupo's All Aboard!: A History of Florida’s Railroads PDF

By Stephanie Murphy-Lupo

Florida's measurement and form intended a principally distant inside till presently earlier than the Civil warfare. The catalysts for blasting via that anonymity have been 3 bold and extremely diversified 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 long island, slaves from Africa offered in Havana––and items from round the country and the globe: oysters, livestock, 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 traces national. but Florida’s measurement and form nonetheless get within the means of effective vehicle journeys and cheap inter-state air shuttle. a personal corporation is at the present time making plans to construct a high-speed passenger teach from Miami to Orlando. This publication is the whole heritage of railways within the country of Florida––telling the story of its beginnings in addition to its destiny.

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