Orlando-Winter Park Railroad

Dublin Core

Title

Orlando-Winter Park Railroad

Alternative Title

Dinky Line

Subject

Railroads--Florida--Passenger traffic
Rollins College (Winter Park, Fla.)--History
Railways
Railroad lines
Orlando (Fla.)
Winter Park (Fla.)
Seminole County (Fla.)
Oviedo (Fla.)

Description

List of latitude and longitude coordinates for the Dinky Line. The track started in Orlando-Winter Park area and entered Seminole County near Oviedo. The Orlando-Winter Park Railroad officially opened on January 2, 1889. Shortly after the inaugural opening of the railroad, Francis B. Knowles became president of the Orlando-Winter Park Railroad Company. The original track spanned six miles from Orlando to Winter Park. The Dinky Line made eight round-trips per day and charged fifteen cents a ride. Students from Rollins College nicknamed the railroad the Dinky Line. By 1891, the Dinky Line extended to Oviedo. All of the tracks were removed by 1969 due to the popularity of the automobile.

Source

Coordinates compiled as part of a RICHES student project.

Is Part Of

Railroads in Central Florida Collection, Map Overlays Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

text/plain

Extent

1 KB

Medium

1 text file with latitude-longitude listing

Type

Line Overlay

Coverage

Goldenrod, Florida
Winter Park, Florida
Oviedo, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.61126, -81.27891
28.61224, -81.27684
28.67683, -81.19859

Temporal Coverage

1889-01-02/1969-12-31

Accrual Method

Item Creation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Contributing Project

Curator

Phillips, Clayton
Marra, Katherine

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"The Dinky Line," Winter Park Public Library, http://www.wppl.org/wphistory/winterparkbusiness/Dinky.htm.
Francke, Arthur E. Early Days of Seminole County, Florida. Seminole County Historical Commission in cooperation with Seminole County Community College, Office of Community Instructional Services, 1984.
"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.

Citation

“Orlando-Winter Park Railroad,” RICHES, accessed May 24, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/748.

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