Speedway to Sunshine: The Story of the Florida East Coast Railway Hardcover – March 1, 2003
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More than 400 archival and contemporary photographs... an exciting tale of the influence and importance of the iron rails. (S Gaugian)
Entertaining and authoritative... exceptionally well-researched... filled with photographic documentation... Bramson is an engaging storyteller, and a presence whose enthusiasm for his subject is palpable throughout the book. (Mary O'Dea E-Streams)
The definitive history of the [Florida East Coast Railway], composed by an employee as a labor of love... packed with photos. (Alexander D. Mitchell IV Railfan and Railroad)
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.
- Publisher : Boston Mills Press; Revised and updated edition (March 1, 2003)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1550463586
- ISBN-13 : 978-1550463583
- Item Weight : 7.1 ounces
- Dimensions : 8.5 x 1.25 x 11 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #671,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The "FEC" enjoys an excellent on time delivery rating for all trains delivering and picking up new loads. Looking at all the different rail lines across the USA I noticed the "FEC" enjoyed on average a 15-25 mph higher over all track speed than other carriers. This fact is largely due to the better condition and maintenance of "FEC" Track by it's crews.
Lastly the ongoing efforts of the "FEC Railroad" play a major role in our Nation's economy.