By Gregg M. Turner
It is secure to assert that with out railroads, Florida would not be what it truly is this present day. Railroads attached the state's vital towns and cities, conquered the peninsula's titanic and possible impenetrable inside, ushered in untold numbers of settlers and travelers, and conveyed to market--faster than any past technique of transportation--the myriad items of Florida's mines, forests, factories, farms, and groves.
Gregg Turner strains the lengthy, sluggish improvement of Florida railroads, from the 1st tentative strains within the 1830s, in the course of the growth of the Eighties, to the adulthood of the railroad method within the Nineteen Twenties. on the finish of that decade approximately 6,000 miles of labyrinthine tune lined the nation. Turner additionally examines the decline of the undefined, because the motor vehicle rose to prominence in American tradition and contours have been deserted or offered for climbing trails and eco-friendly spaces.
Meticulously researched and richly illustrated--including many never-before-published images--A trip into Florida Railroad historical past is a entire, authoritative background of the topic. Written by means of one of many nation's ultimate gurus on Florida railroads, it explores the entire key avid gamers and corporations, and each major interval of improvement. This enticing and full of life tale may be savored and loved via generations to come.
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