Florida East Coast Railway Reading List

The following titles, some in part and some exclusively, document history of Florida East Coast Railway. Items marked by * may be out of print or of limited or no availability. Publication years marked by † are approximate as they could not be determined from available information. The list is not exhaustive. Many other publications about people and places in Florida also contain information about FEC Railway.

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1905 - Florida East Coast: List of Hotels and General Information Concerning this Famous Winter Resort Section of America 1904-1905 Illustrated, author?, no date.*

1912 - Key West Extension, 1912, Florida East Coast Railway, historical reprint, 2010.*

1912 - Key West Extension, Florida East Coast Railway, Opened January 22, 1912 – Primary Source Edition.*

1912 - KWE Announcement, Conch Train Tour Company, historical reprint, 1987..*

1912 - The Florida East Coast Extension. History of the Key West Project; Details of the Novel and Difficult Construction; Operating Prospects, F.M. Patterson.*

1912 - The Florida East Coast Railway Key West extension, F.M. Patterson.*

1915† - Florida East Coast Railway and Hotels, FEC Railway, historical reprint 2015.*

1915† - Key West Extension, Florida East Coast Railway, Opened January 22, reprint 2015.

1915† - Livestock Farming in Florida along the Lines of the Florida East Coast Railway, FEC Railway, historical reprint 2017.

1915† - Feed and Hay Crops for Florida Live Stock, FEC Railway, historical reprint, 2016.

1915† - Florida, Beauties of the East Coast, St. Augustine & Indian River Rwy., historical reprint, 2018.*

1936 - A Brief History of the Florida East Coast Railway and Associated Enterprises, 1st ed., Florida East Coast Railway.*

1946 - A Brief History of the Florida East Coast Railway and Associated Enterprises, 2nd ed., Florida East Coast Railway.*

1952 - A Brief History of the Florida East Coast Railway and Associated Enterprises, 3rd ed., Florida East Coast Railway.*

1956† - Florida East Coast, Florida East Coast Railway Company.* (on www.streamlinermemories.com)

1956 - A Brief History of the Florida East Coast Railway and Associated Enterprises, 4th ed., Florida East Coast Railway.*

1968 - The Railroad That Died at Sea, P. Parks.

1974 - The Overseas Railroad, L.P. Artman.*

1981 - Florida’s Flagler, S.W. Martin.

1984 - Rails ‘Neath the Palms, R.W. Mann.

1984 - Speedway to Sunshine, S.H. Bramson.

1986 - Henry Flagler, D. Chandler.

1990 - Flagler’s Folly, R. Bethel.

1991 - Flagler: Rockefeller Partner and Florida Baron, Edward Akin.

1994 - By Streamliner, New York to Florida, J.M. Welsh.

1995 - Pigeon Key and the Seven Mile Bridge, D. Gallagher.

1996 - Across Fortune’s Tracks, W.E. Campbell.

1996 - The Story of a Pioneer, 5th ed. and Centennial edition of prior booklets published in 1936, 1946, 1952, and 1956, Florida East Coast Railway.*

1997 - Outline History of Central Florida Railroads, R.K. Murdock.*

1998 - Henry Flagler: Visionary of the Gilded Age, S.W. Martin.

1999 - Marathon – Heart of the Key West Extension, D. Gallagher.

2000† - History of the Railroad, J. Wilkinson. (on www.keyshistory.org/flagler.html)

2002 - Speedway to Sunshine, S. Bramson, update of 1984 volume.

2002 - Storm of the Century, W. Drye.

2003 - Florida’s Great Ocean Railway, D. Gallagher.

2003 - Last Train to Paradise, L. Standiford.

2005 - Tropical Surge: A History of Ambition and Disaster on the Florida Shore, B. Reilly.

2006 - Images of Rail: Florida East Coast Railway, S.H. Bramson.

2006 - Images of Rail: Florida Railroads in the 1920’s, G.M. Turner.

2006 - The Florida Keys Overseas Railway, W. Zeiller.

2008 - A Journey into Florida Railroad History, G.M. Turner.

2008 - Category 5, T.N. Knowles.

2010 - Henry Flagler: Builder of Florida, S. Sammons.

2011 - The Greatest Railroad Story Ever Told, S.H. Bramson.

2014 - Long Key: Flagler’s Island Getaway for the Rich and Famous, T.N. Knowles.

2015 - Florida East Coast Railway in Color, B. McBride.

2018 - Images of Modern America: Florida East Coast Railway, S.H. Bramson.

2019† - Memories of Champions, Florida East Coast Railway, R.C. Beall, in preparation.

A possible source for out of print books is abebooks.com, which includes virtually all used books sellers in the US.
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