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1959 - FEC train boarding passengers at the North Miami station
JUN-1959 1959 Dave Kleylein

1959 - FEC train boarding passengers at the North Miami station

North Miami, Florida


Thank you to former Miamian Dave Kleylein (William Jennings Bryan Elementary, North Miami Junior High, North Miami High, and Norland High Class of 1962) for contributing this image.

This FEC North Miami station was one of the Florida Highway Patrol's Driver License Stations after the FEC dropped passenger service due to the prolonged strike and their decision to only haul freight. The drivers license station was moved here from a location on the east side of West Dixie Highway above 135th Street that was there in the early to mid-60's.


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Stephen P Stacy19-Jan-2013 05:12
I'm pretty sure this was the train station our kindergarten class did a field trip up to (Hollywood?) and back. It would have been this year, '59.
Don Boyd15-Aug-2008 06:26
Thanks David, I'll change the comments. Now that I think about it I went for my restricted license on the east side of W. Dixie and that was years before I got my full license renewed at the former train station. Don
Guest 15-Aug-2008 00:36
You do have the sequence of events reversed. I got my restricted driver's license [in 1962] on the east side of West Dixie Highway [I think between 125 St. & 135 St.]. Later [in the 70;s] the license examining station was moved to the FEC station you show in your picture.
david bloom [Sabal Palm Elementary, NMB Jr. High, Miami Norland High School].....