The building of Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway extension over water to Key West from 1905 to 1916 was s triumph of engineering and logistics. The Keys were remote and with little means of communication. The massive amounts of materials had to be moved with steam power. This book tells the story of the planners and their plan and its execution. It has 250 old photos, most of which have never been published before.
1900s|20th|beach|Bridge|century|dan gallagher|east coast|f.e.c.|fec|flagler|Florida|Guide|History|illustrated|Key West|key west extension|locomotion|locomotive|ocean|photography|photos|rail|railroad|rails|railway|train|trains|turn of the century|pineapple|press|sarasota|small|business|publisher|loca|florida|southern|author|buy local|printed in US|printed in the US|USA|American|buy|gift|present|book|Dan Gallagher, Florida’s Great Ocean Railway 9781561647569 9781561647095