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Railroads of Southwest Florida (Images of America Series)

Railroads of Southwest Florida (Images of America Series)

by Gregg M. Turner


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When the first “Iron Horse” arrived in Southwest Florida—at Charlotte Harbor in 1886—nearly 150,000 miles of railroads already existed in America, the transcontinental route was open, and Pullman sleeping cars were in wide use. But despite a late start, railroads forever transformed this beautiful region of the Sunshine State and connected its people to the outside world. In Railroads of Southwest Florida, the golden age of railroading is documented with captivating images of stations, machines, and the people whose lives were affected by this significant form of transportation. From interior views of well-furnished passenger cars to scenes of hardworking men who made it all possible, this collection provides a thorough look at a fascinating, almost forgotten heritage.

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ISBN-13: 9780738503493
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 12/28/1999
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,156,681
Product dimensions: 6.96(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Through vintage photographs, ephemera, and informative captions, railroad historian and author Gregg M. Turner has chronicled the story from early days to modern times. With materials drawn from historical and railroad societies, state collections, and personal albums, this lovingly crafted tribute will surely be enjoyed by train lovers of all ages.

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