Inland Lakes Railway - Tracks

Tracks

The tracks that the Florida Rail Adventures trains traveled on were once part of three independent railroads that were built mostly in the 1880s. Portions of some of these lines have been abandoned and removed over the years due to the loss of their customer base or due to redundancy occurring after mergers that eventually combined all three of the original lines into one system. These lines once served a large citrus and agricultural industry but due to several devastating freezes, these industries gradually moved further south. The following is a brief history of these three independent railroads and how they eventually became one.

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