The Florida East Coast Railroad is a 365 mile Class 1 railroad operating exclusively in the State of Florida. In 1885 Henry Flagler began the railroad as a narrow gauge line in Jacksonville, and by 1896 it was standard gauge and extended to Miami.
The Florida East Coast travels the length of Florida from Jacksonville to Miami. This show includes beautiful night shots, as well as daytime action galore as the railroad traverses many bridges along the Atlantic coast. We'll visit Bowden Yard in Jacksonville, Beaver Street Tower, the Jacksonville Container Yard, Miami's Hialeiah Yard and the FEC's locomotive repair shops.
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This episode contains a selection of different railroad sites from around the United States and Canada. It begins with the Godrich Exeter short line in Canada, with it's main cargo of salt and a port facility on Lake Huron. Serving the greater Orlando, Florida area is the commonly owned trio of shortlines; The Florida Northern; The Florida Central; and The Florida Midland.
They share a common paint scheme, and are home to a group of former Santa Fe CF-7s. A brief view of Hump Yards, both past and present is the next stop. Winter operations in Northwestern Pennsylvania on the 150 mile Allegheny Railroad feature running shots in the snow. In the final sequence, viewers will enjoy the nostalgic visit back to the Mainline steam fan trips of the 1960's and 1970's.
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Total time - 52 minutes