Florida Central Railroad
The Florida Central Railroad, headquartered in Thomasville, Georgia, built a 47-mile line between that city and Fanlew, Florida in 1907-08.
For the first ten miles south of Thomasville to the lumber mill community of Metcalf, the tracks ran parallel to a branch of the Atlantic Coast Line. At a point near the state boundary, the two lines crossed with the FC turning southwest to Miccosukee while the ACL continued southeast to Monticello. From Miccosukee the FC ran south to a connection with the Seaboard Air Line Railway at Capitola and from there on to Fanlew, Florida.
In 1912 the FC entered receivership. It was sold in October 1914 to the Atlantic Coast Line which promptly abandoned the FC tracks between Thomasville and Metcalf.
Maps and Other Information:
1910 map (48K)
1914 equipment list (72K)
1915 map (48K)
1921 map (84K)
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