Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Spike

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Title

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Spike

Alternative Title

ACL Railroad Spike

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Railroads--Florida

Description

A railroad spike from the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL). This railroad spike most likely came from the discontinued lines in the Orlando-Sanford area of Florida. These railways were in use from 1902 to 1967 when the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad (SCL) was formed and took control of the former ACL tracks. The railways were a main mode of transporting goods in Central Florida, until the roads were paved with the economic boom of the post-World War II era. These railroads helped the cattle, dairy, and citrus industry thrive in Central Florida and help create the economic boom in post-war years.

Source

Original railroad spike: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1902-1967

Is Format Of

Original color digital image, 2016.

Is Part Of

Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.
Orlando City Hall Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

280 KB

Medium

1 railroad spike

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Orange County Regional History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Orlando Remembered

Curator

Hiltz, Killian
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

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.

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