Streetcars of Florida’s First Coast

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In the late 1800s, a new method to power streetcars ushered Florida’s First Coast cities into the modern era. After the very first electric-powered trolley cruised up Jacksonville’s Main Street in 1893, railways cropped up throughout the region. When the new railroad terminal opened in 1919, it handled millions of passengers, becoming the hub of the streetcar system and the largest railroad station in the South. With almost sixty miles of track, the Jacksonville Traction Company was the largest streetcar system in Florida. Over 75 black & white photos and text chronicle the story behind northeast Florida’s bygone streetcar lines.

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Book Author

Robert W. Mann


The History Press




224 pages