Historic Florida Railroad Still Rolling ’em

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Here are some photographs from Fernandina Beach, Florida, and the First Coast Railroad, a Genesee & Wyoming property.

The 1810 is former AD&N. The 437 with that picture window front is former Chattahoochee and is lettered for the Golden Isles Terminal Railroad, another G&W property.

First Coast serves the port of Fernandina Beach. There is lots of paper off loaded into ships there. All of the track was originally Seaboard Air Line and branched off the main at Yulee, north of Jacksonville. The Fernandina Beach rail line was part of the first cross-state Atlantic to the Gulf railroad operation.

Article and Photographs by Roger Durfee

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