Welcome to the Florida East Coast Railway Society
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Web site update 02/07/2013
New Mailing Address
2012.02.18Our mailing address has changed to:
The FECRS 2013 Convention will be held in Titusville, Florida. Join us Sept 19-22 for tours, dinner, guest speakers, and for the on premises FECNtrak railway. All the details are at: Fall_Convention
Toys for Tots Christmas Train
Support Toys for Tots, donate or buy a raffle ticket to ride the FEC Toys for Tots Christmas train. For details see: Merchandise>
The FECRS Merchandise page is active, the store is open. Visit our merchandise page for FEC and rail related items. For details see: Merchandise>
FECRS members should take advantage of our exclusive member only online group. The latest member only news & information is distributed online and members may post messages & communicate with other members via this group. FECRS members may join our online group at FECRS_Group.
Who Are We?
We are a group of volunteers and hobbyists who share an interest in the Florida East Coast Railway, from its beginnings prior to 1895 through current operations and into the future. This includes modelers as well as those who follow the operations of the prototype railway.
What Do We Do?
FEC (EMD SD70M-2)
The railfans and prototypers among us chase trains and photograph them; this is a great way to note changes in operations. Watch this space for our updated train chaser's guide.
The modelers among us design layouts patterned after their favorite eras of the F.E.C.; the most notable of these is Cal Winter's incredible Key West Extension layout. Our FECNtrak N-scalers assemble their modules at our annual membership convention to operate a huge layout that they could never squeeze in at home. The Society's modelers were instrumental in getting MicroTrains to produce N-scale Ortner hoppers in FEC lettering.
Those interested in the history of the F.E.C. have been doing current research into the construction techniques of the Key West Extension, as well as tracing the lineage of freight houses and depots still standing that might be restored in some of the towns along the line.
We also support the Steam Locomotive Association #253, the group that is restoring an original F.E.C. 0-8-0 steamer and consist in Fort Pierce, Florida.
No matter what facet of the F.E.C. interests you, we keep in touch with each other on a family of mailing lists hosted by Yahoogroups.
The primary benefit of membership in the F.E.C.R.S. is the quarterlynewsletter and our annual membership convention which meets in the various cities and towns served by the F.E.C.
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