FEC history: Lake Harbor, Belle Glade

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FEC history: Lake Harbor, Belle Glade

Postby Lexington » Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:19 am

Interesting article on Florida historian investigating old FEC stations on the former Lake Harbor branch, running from Ft Pierce to the south Okeechobee area, circa 1950s. He is looking for any photos, family lore etc. Some excellent period photos in the article. The gentleman's father worked the FEC line in the area; he might enjoy connecting with some of the FEC fans. Contact info in the referenced article.

Excerpt:

(quote) (Richard) Beall is an FEC historian, writer and modeler. He builds train models to the “nth degree” and is making a call for locals who may have pictures of the old Lake Harbor, Belle Glade, Pahokee/Canal Point and South Bay stations.

“It can be anything. Trains, cars, cabooses, depots. Even if it’s just information on a distance, it may be very important,” said Beall.

Beall is part of the FEC Railway Society and is looking for pictures, stories, memories -- any piece of information -- on the four stations for his models and also for the society’s magazine publication. (close quote, from http://florida.newszap.com/clewiston/13 ... -for-info-)

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