Orange Blossom Special, 1989

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Title

Orange Blossom Special, 1989

Alternative Title

Orange Blossom Special

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Railroads--Florida

Description

The Orange Blossom Special, the last train at the Church Street Railroad Station, located at 76 West Church Street in Downtown Orlando, Florida, in 1989. The original site was occupied by a railroad depot built around 1883. That building was demolished around 1890 and the current Church Street Station Depot was constructed by the South Florida Railroad on the same lot. The site also served the Tavares, Orlando and Atlantic Railroad and the Orlando and Winter Park Railway. In 1926, the Orlando Health/Amtrak station took over passenger operations, but Church Street Station continued to serve as a ticket outlet and freight station until 1972. The last train, called the Orange Blossom Special, remained at the station until January of 2012. The 100-year-old engine was transported to the Florida Railroad Museum in Parrish in order to make room for the new SunRail platform. Church Street Station is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Source

Original color photograph, 1989: Private Collection of Nancy Lynn Cepero.

Date Created

ca. 1989-01

Contributor

Cepero, Nancy Lynn

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color photograph, 1989.

Is Part Of

Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

162 KB

Medium

1 color photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Church Street Station, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Nancy Lynn Cepero and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Antequino, Stephanie Gaub, and Tana Mosier Porter. Lost Orlando. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Pub, 2012.
"Downtown Orlando Historic District Walking Tour." City of Orlando. http://sanfordhistory.tripod.com/Links/wtour.pdf.
Rajtar, Steve. A Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006.
Mulligan, Michael. Railroad Depots of Central Florida. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2008.
Schlueb, Mark. "Orange Blossom Special starts leaving Church Street Station in Orlando"." Orlando Sentinel. January 17, 2012. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-01-17/news/os-church-street-train-move-20120117_1_church-street-station-sunrail-transport.

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ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL
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CHURCH STREET STATION [illegible]

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