Florida West Coast Railroad
|Locale||west of Gainesville, Florida|
|Dates of operation||1987–2010|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge|
The Florida West Coast Railroad (reporting mark FWCR) was a 13-mile (21-kilometre) railroad owned by CSF Acquisition, Inc., which acquired it from CSX on December 13, 1987 as its first acquisition. It ran west from a CSX line at Newberry to Trenton.
On February 25, 2004, the company applied to the Surface Transportation Board to abandon almost the whole line. The case was decided March 11, 2004, and the company was allowed to abandon all of the line.
By notice to the STB on May 13, 2010, Florida West Coast Railroad abandoned 10.3 miles of the railroad from Newberry to Trenton. The consummation of abandonment did not include the easternmost portion of the railroad. The portion that was abandoned was subsequently acquired by the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection to be used to extend the Nature Coast State Trail.
- "Consummation of Abandonment" (PDF). United States Surface Transportation Board. Retrieved 26 January 2016.