The Story Behind the Abandoned Florida Keys Overseas Railroad

If you live in Florida, you’re probably familiar with some of oil tycoon Henry M. Flagler’s work. Back in the early 1900s, Florida was a popular winter destination for the upper crust, and some of the Florida’s most extravagant works of architecture were commissioned by Flagler himself. Flagler College (Ponce de León Hotel) in St. […]
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Riding the Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad – Video

Henry Flagler’s Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad ceased operations in 1935, but two Keys women vividly remember childhood experiences riding the “railroad that went to sea.” More information on the centennial anniversary of the railroad’s completion is at www.fla-keys.com or flaglerkeys100.com Completed in 1912, it was called the Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad because its track stretched […]
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Monroe County Ask State To Look Into Monorail

It’s been 80 years since you could travel the Florida Keys by rail. But Monroe County wants to look into bringing it back, as a monorail or light rail system. The Monroe County Commission Tuesday approved a resolution asking the state Department of Transportation to to conduct a feasibility study on the project. The idea […]
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