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100 Years Ago in Osceola County: Kissimmee Railways

Posted by Anza Bast on Jan 25, 2017 1:15:41 PM

An excerpt from:
“Kissimmee Valley Gazette”, January 25, 1917

Kissimmee is receiving her share of the thousands of tourists that are coming to the state daily.  Strange faces are to be seen on the streets, the hotels and lodging houses are filling up, and it is an interesting sight to see the strangers leaving the trains upon their arrival in the city, and one cannot help note the systematic manner in which all are cared for by the obliging citizens at the railway stations.

rc03824, 24 Jun 1886, Masonic  excursion, Kissimmee, FLM.jpgPalatial train service has been inaugurated by the big lines coming into Florida.  … Solid Pullman trains are being run from New York and western points to Jacksonville. … Each day at 4:20 p.m., the Florida Special of the Atlantic Coast Line leaves the Pennsylvania terminal in New York, and each evening at 6:20 the Florida Limited of the Seaboard leaves the same station. …The Seaboard Air Line carries a Pullman containing a drawing room, two compartments and ten sections.  Service of this kind is appreciated by the traveling public, and those arriving in Kissimmee are loud in praise of the treatment accorded by the railroads entering the state, as well as the shorter lines in Florida.

Photo Courtesy: Florida Memory

 

Topics: History, Osceola County History, 100 years ago in Osceola County, railroads

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