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Speedway to Sunshine: The Story of the Florida East Coast Railway

Bramson, Seth

ISBN 10: 0919783120 / ISBN 13: 9780919783126
Published by Boston Mills Press, Erin, Ontario, Canada, 1984
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine as new copy, dj has minor rubbing. This is the roaring story of america's most exciting railroad, from its inception, through the building and destruction of the Key West Extension, to the culmination, in 1961, of a receivership that had begun 30 years earlier, to the present days. Bramson tells the story of the fads and foibles of the FEC and its people, vicious hurricanes and equally vicious sabotage attempts follwing the 1963 strike. Lavishly illustrated with a generous helping of color, the book contains over 400 photographs, over 90% never before published. 320pp. Desirable and scarce!. Bookseller Inventory # 001775

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Title: Speedway to Sunshine: The Story of the ...

Publisher: Boston Mills Press, Erin, Ontario, Canada

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

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Speedway to Sunshine is the history of one of America's most exciting railroad lines, the Florida East Coast (FEC). It details how the FEC began and how it survived booms, busts, bankruptcy, sabotage, and hurricanes to become one of America's most admired rail lines. Illustrated with 400 photographs, this fascinating book chronicles the FEC's unrivaled rail-blazing events, from its inception, through the construction and destruction of the famous Key West Extension, to the line's post-war metamorphosis.

There are extensive appendices on train names, schedules, passenger agents, locomotive rosters, mail service, freight equipment, passenger equipment, intrastate connections, and track layout.

From the Author:

Speedway to Sunshine is the first and only complete history of the fabled Florida East Coast Railway. It's predecessors go back to 1885, and it's creator, of course, was the legendary Henry M. Flagler. In this 352 page book, the story is told from the very beginning -- going back to the earliest predecessor -- to late 2001. Even for those who are not railroad buffs but have an interest in Florida's long and glorious history, the photos alone make the book worthwhile. With over 400 photos -- many published for the first time, Speedway to Sunshine is, indeed THE story of the FEC and the men and women who, through more than 120 years, have made this great and still in existence railway the single finest, most respected, and most imitated railroad in America.

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