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Florida East Coast

In 1895 railroad industrialist Henry Flagler formed the Florida East Coast Railway, formerly the St. Augustine & Indian River Railway. The latter was the result of various consolidations of local railroads. Rails reached Miami from Jacksonville in 1896, and extended out to Key West in 1912. Today the FEC principally offers TOFC and COFC services, plus limestone and other rock movements. The current mainline exceeds 500 miles in length and supports various branches. Since 1931, the road has seen various receivers and owners including the duPont estate and St. Joe Paper Company. Since 2007 the FEC has been owned by shortline operator Rail America.

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