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

By Stephanie Murphy-Lupo

Florida's measurement and form intended a mostly distant inside till almost immediately sooner than the Civil warfare. The catalysts for blasting via that anonymity have been 3 formidable and extremely assorted 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 bought in Havana––and items from round the nation and the globe: oysters, livestock, sugar cane, molasses, and phosphate. types of the most strains run today––hauling freight out and in of the nation and sporting passengers to connecting strains national. but Florida’s dimension and form nonetheless get within the manner of effective automobile journeys and reasonable inter-state air shuttle. a personal corporation is this day making plans to construct a high-speed passenger educate from Miami to Orlando. This e-book is the entire historical past of railways within the country of Florida––telling the story of its beginnings in addition to its destiny.

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