Plant Railroad Station

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Title

Plant Railroad Station

Alternative Title

Plant Railroad Station

Subject

Plant System
Buildings--Florida
Sanford (Fla.)
Railroads--Florida

Description

A railroad station in the Plant System in 1872. The Lake Monroe and Orlando Railroad was organized in 1875. The charter planned to construct a railroad from the St. Johns River port in Sanford south to Orlando. On October 16, 1878, the South Florida Railroad was incorporated, but did not receive a charter until December 9, 1879, when it gained control over the Lake Monroe and Orlando Railroad charter. The first train on the new railroad ran between Sanford and Orlando on November 11, 1880. Henry B. Plant (1819-1889) and his Plant System purchased three-fifths of the South Florida Railroad stock on May 4, 1883. Plant standardized the track sizes, stations, and equipment of the existing railroads and began laying tracks towards Tampa, whose railroad station opened on December 10, 1883. In 1893, the Savannah, Florida and Western Railway, which was also a part of the Plant System, acquired the South Florida Railroad. The Atlantic Coast Line (ACL) Railroad Company acquired the entire Plant System in 1902. In 1967, the ACL merged with the Seaboard Coast Line (SCL) Railroad, which is now operated by CSX. By the mid-1880s, Sanford, Florida had become a major distribution center due to the city's strategic location along Lake Monroe and the St. Johns River.

Creator

Ensminger Brothers

Source

Original 8.5 inch x 5.25 inch black and white photograph by the Ensminger Brothers, 1892: Vincent Collection, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.

Date Created

1892

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 8.5 inch x 5.25 inch black and white photograph by the Ensminger Brothers, 1892.

Is Part Of

Vincent Collection, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.
Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

304 KB

Medium

8.5 inch x 5.25 inch black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by the Ensminger Brothers.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Sanford Museum and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Hazen, Kendra
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"Episode 25: The Railways of Central Florida." RICHES of Central Florida. http://riches.cah.ucf.edu/audio/Ep25-RailwaysOfCentralFL.mp3.
Mulligan, Michael. Railroad Depots of Central Florida. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2008.
Murdock, R. Ken. Outline History of Central Florida Railroads. Winter Garden, Fla: Central Florida Chapter, National Railway Historical Society, 1997.
Turner, Gregg M. A Journey into Florida Railroad History. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2008.

Transcript

St. Johns Realty Co.
[illegible] Office [illegible] [illegible]
SANFORD, FLORIDA 32221


ENSMINGER BROS.
PHOTOGRAPHERS,
P. O. BOX 204, = = SANFORD, FLA.

Invite attention to their list of Views of South Florida Scenery from three hundred selected negatives, embracing choice subjects,
and
A fine list of War Views lately comprised in the General Collection.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph

Physical Dimensions

8.5 inch x 5.25 inches

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