Auction 135, Lot 267

"Florida East Coast Railway Key West Extension with Section and Views Illustrating Construction", Railroad Companies, (Various)

Subject: Florida

Period: 1908 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
19 x 17.5 inches
48.3 x 44.5 cm

This is a great timetable and map of Flagler's famous East Coast Railway, here detailing the Key West Extension between Miami and Key West during its construction. The handsome and colorful map includes an inset of the entire state, another detailing the town and most of the island of Key West. Below the map are seven vignette photographs showing construction including dredging, workers laying rail across the Long Key Viaduct, a fine view of the entire concrete viaduct and a large Excavator on rails. Directly below the map is a wide elevation view "Miami to Key West Bay, 155.84 miles." On the verso the time table is dated February 6, 1908. The rail schedule to Key West is "Proposed" as is the route from Knight Key to Havana. The various panels describe the line and its services: Branch Lines' Schedule, The Florida Limited, A Winter on the "Sunny-Side" of Florida, Parlor and Sleeping Cars, Seaboard Florida Limited "Solid Pullman Electric Lighted Train", and a large panel describing the full Florida East Coast Railway schedule. Self folds into covers (4.3 x 9") with pictorial title showing an early car on front and a bayou and rowboat scene on back. A scarce issue.

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Condition: B+

The brochure and map are very nice and near fine less some fold intersection splits.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $850

Closed on 2/16/2011

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