Sanford and St. Petersburg Railway

Dublin Core

Title

Sanford and St. Petersburg Railway

Alternative Title

Orange Belt Railroad

Subject

Railroads--Florida
Plant, Henry Bradley, 1819-1899
Sanford (Fla.)
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company
Heathrow (Fla.)
Lake Mary (Fla.)
Longwood (Fla.)
Wekiva Springs (Fla.)
Altamonte Springs (Fla.)
Apopka (Fla.)

Description

List of latitude and longitude coordinates for the portion of the Sanford and St. Petersburg Railway running through Central Florida.Originally called the Orange Belt Railroad, the Sanford and St. Petersburg Railway started in 1885-1889. The tracks started at Port Monroe and later extended into Sanford. The Orange Belt Railroad was unsuccessful and was taken over by the Plant System in 1893. Henry Plant changed the three foot gauge rails to four foot gauge. The entire railroad started in downtown Sanford and ran along the Jacksonville, Tampa, and Key West Railroad.

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

Sanford, Florida
Heathrow, Florida
Lake Mary, Florida
Longwood, Florida
Wekiva Springs, Florida
Altamonte Springs, Florida
Apopka, Florida
Lockhart, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.82979, -81.32902
28.78697, -81.36283
28.77750, -81.36280
28.74583, -81.37352
28.71238, -81.38129
28.68589, -81.39253
28.64195, -81.44244
28.64005, -81.44472

Temporal Coverage

1885-01-01/1893-12-31

Accrual Method

Item Creation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Contributing Project

Curator

Phillips, Clayton
Marra, Katherine

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Andrews, Mark. "Orange Belt Railroad Whistles Up Prosperity Along Pioneering Track." The Orlando Sentinel, April 2, 1995. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1995-04-02/news/9503310262_1_demens-railroad-ties-build-the-railroad.
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.

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