Floridas Great Ocean Railway

Floridas Great Ocean Railway

by Dan Gallagher
     
 

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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

Overview

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 have never been published before.

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""In Florida's Great Ocean Railway, Dan Gallagher has cleared away many of the myths surrounding the Florida East Coast's Key West Extension by going to primary sources for his information. Dr. Gallagher provides the nuts-and-bolts background of the construction process of the Key West Extension in a way that no other book has ever done. The new material presented here shows that Gallagher is a master of both scholarship and field work. This book will be the primary historical resource for future students of the Key West Extension.""

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561642694
Publisher:
Pineapple Press, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Pages:
197
Product dimensions:
8.78(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.57(d)

Meet the Author

Dan Gallagher was a college professor who moved to the Keys and became a boat captain, environmental guide, editor, and writer. He wrote a number of books and publications on various parts of the Keys railway before writing this book.

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