Pinellas Trail - History

History

The Seaboard Air Line (SAL) and Atlantic Coast Line (ACL) railroads both served St. Petersburg and Clearwater for many years. They later joined CSX Transportation, who consolidated the existing infrastructure. This resulted in the abandonment of 34 miles worth of trackage, which was purchased by the Florida Department of Transportation. After voter approval, the County acquired the property, and began construction of the Pinellas Trail.

The first five miles (8 km) opened in December 1990, linking Taylor Park to Seminole Park. With the passage of the first Penny for Pinellas one-cent local option sales tax, plans were made to connect the construct additional segments along the railway corridor.

The Pinellas Trail is composed of the following railroad segments:

  • former SAL to the east of Tarpon Springs
  • former ACL from Tarpon Springs to Clearwater
  • former SAL into St. Petersburg

Read more about this topic:  Pinellas Trail

Other articles related to "history":

Casino - History of Gambling Houses
... that gambling in some form or another has been seen in almost every society in history ... Greeks and Romans to Napoleon's France and Elizabethan England, much of history is filled with stories of entertainment based on games of chance ... In American history, early gambling establishments were known as saloons ...
Xia Dynasty - Modern Skepticism
... The Skeptical School of early Chinese history, started by Gu Jiegang in the 1920s, was the first group of scholars within China to seriously question the traditional story of its early ... early Chinese history is a tale told and retold for generations, during which new elements were added to the front end" ...
Spain - History - Fall of Muslim Rule and Unification
... The breakup of Al-Andalus into the competing taifa kingdoms helped the long embattled Iberian Christian kingdoms gain the initiative ... The capture of the strategically central city of Toledo in 1085 marked a significant shift in the balance of power in favour of the Christian kingdoms ...
History of Computing
... The history of computing is longer than the history of computing hardware and modern computing technology and includes the history of methods intended for pen and paper or for chalk and slate ...
Voltaire - Works - Historical
... History of Charles XII, King of Sweden (1731) The Age of Louis XIV (1751) The Age of Louis XV (1746–1752) Annals of the Empire – Charlemagne, A.D ... (1754) Essay on the Manners of Nations (or 'Universal History') (1756) History of the Russian Empire Under Peter the Great (Vol ... II 1763) History of the Parliament of Paris (1769) ...

Famous quotes containing the word history:

    Three million of such stones would be needed before the work was done. Three million stones of an average weight of 5,000 pounds, every stone cut precisely to fit into its destined place in the great pyramid. From the quarries they pulled the stones across the desert to the banks of the Nile. Never in the history of the world had so great a task been performed. Their faith gave them strength, and their joy gave them song.
    William Faulkner (1897–1962)

    It’s not the sentiments of men which make history but their actions.
    Norman Mailer (b. 1923)

    A poet’s object is not to tell what actually happened but what could or would happen either probably or inevitably.... For this reason poetry is something more scientific and serious than history, because poetry tends to give general truths while history gives particular facts.
    Aristotle (384–323 B.C.)