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1963 - Ribbon cutting celebrating 75 years of Florida East Coast Florida Special rail service from New York to Miami
1963 Florida State Archives

1963 - Ribbon cutting celebrating 75 years of Florida East Coast Florida Special rail service from New York to Miami

Miami, Florida


The state archives description: "Engine No. 1034 breaks the tape on track No. 3 in Miami marking 75 years of Florida Special New York-Miami service. Joan Cooke typifies the bathing beauty of the 1888 era. Michal Flotkin is the beauty on the right."


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Guest 03-May-2008 04:14
I'm a Miami native. As a child I took the train to visit relatives every summer from elementary school through high school (graduated 1963). I loved this train! I hated to witness passenger service end, the cute train station demolished, and eventually tracks removed. I think it was a huge mistake to eliminate train service directly into downtown Miami.
Don Boyd11-Feb-2008 04:15
Keith, your dad was a great guy, and a great next door neighbor of mine for almost four years (1970-1974) in Miramar. I had many enjoyable chats with him over the years and I missed having him for a neighbor when we moved to Hialeah. I'm very sorry to hear that he has passed on. My condolences to your mom, you and your sister.

Don
Keith QuattlebaumDCPC 10-Feb-2008 23:01
My Father Earl Quattlebum work for Seaboard RR for over 40yrs. He worked in Hialeah he was a mechanic . He passed away march 07
Guest 31-Jan-2008 20:22
Remember "the silver Meteor"?
Jeff 21-Aug-2007 13:55
Ironically, it was a strike that same year (1963) that put an end to passenger service on FEC trains. Rather than give in to the demands of the strikers, all train business was switched to commercial hauling of freight rather than passenger service runs.