The operating practices and physical plant improvements of the Florida East Coast Railway are described. At the end of a 13-year strike of operating employees, FEC was a completely changed railroad with two-man crews operating caboose-less scheduled freight trains, some of them for the entire 360-mile length of the Jacksonville-Miami mainline. FEC's operating ratio was 24.9 percent in 1974; its safety record the second best in the industry and the largely single-tracked railroad is run with Centralized Traffic Control and protected with modern safety devices.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    Watson Publications, 5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Authors:
    • SHAFFER, F E
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 104-107
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147584
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM