Florida East Coast Railway Picture #5

West India Fruit & Steamship Co. - Mechanical Refrigerator Car. View 1
Picture from the Leynes Family Archives © 1957

This car was built in 1957 by the Fruit Growers Express Company for FEC/WIF.

The Florida East Coast Railroad initiated service from Key West to Havana in Feb. 1915. They eventually had three railroad car ferries: the Henry M. Flagler, the Joseph R. Parrott and the Estrada Palma. The US port moved to Port Everglades after the 1935 hurricane wiped out the tracks to Key West.

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