Sanford and St. Petersburg Railway
Orange Belt Railroad
Plant, Henry Bradley, 1819-1899
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company
Lake Mary (Fla.)
Wekiva Springs (Fla.)
Altamonte Springs (Fla.)
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.
Coordinates compiled as part of a RICHES student project.
Is Part Of
Railroads in Central Florida Collection, Map Overlays Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
1 text file with latitude-longitude listing
Lake Mary, Florida
Wekiva Springs, Florida
Altamonte Springs, Florida
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